Scone Princess @ Hollywood Park I

Featured Image: Jean McPherson checks ‘correct weight’ of Ismael Valenzuela after the latter won narrowly at the famous American Race Track ‘Hollywood Park’

Local Scone identity Jean McPherson was the very first STC Golden Slipper Princess ‘crowned’ at Rosehill Races in 1969. Part of the fabulous winning prize was a world trip including a visit to the famed Hollywood Park Race Track in Los Angeles CA.

There are a number of reasons why this will not happen again? Although Jean is still ‘going strong’ and living in Forbes NSW the Sydney Turf Club no longer exists and neither does the concept of the Golden Slipper Princess. In addition Hollywood Park was sold off for commercial development many years ago and racing there is a ‘figment of the past’. I’m not sure of the whereabouts of Ismael Valenzuela?