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Mark Radium - Berry, NSW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
S 34° 46.548 E 150° 41.124
56H E 288194 N 6149378
Quick Description: Mark Radium was a pony that was the high jump champion of Australia.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 10:03:56 PM
Waymark Code: WME1D5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
His achievements have been honoured by having a lovely park named after him in Berry, the village where he & his owner/rider lived.

There is a plaque at the entrance to the park which outlines his amazing achievements.

It states:

"Less than 14.2 hands, Jack Mcgee’s pony “Mark Radium” was high jump champion of Australia.

Being the joint record holder of the Adelaide show high jumping record, he cleared 7’8" at Albury & 7'3" at Melbourne in 1938. Between the years of 1947 & 1955 he was beaten only once this being after an illness prior to the R.A.S. (Royal Agricultural Show Sydney)

Although eligible for pony events "Mark Radium" won every event at the 1947 R.A.S. and competed for the last time at the 1955 R.A.S. when nearly 23 years of age.

Berry is proud of this famous pony's show ring record."
Type of Memorial: other

Type of Animal: other

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