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Vale Mr Noel Bracks

Racing NSW has been informed of the sad passing of Mr Noel Bracks who died over the weekend, aged 85.

Mr Bracks was a well-respected solicitor based in the Sydney CBD and was vice-chairman of Australian Jockey Club.

Noel was also a past president and life member of New South Wales Racehorse Owners Association and a prominent racehorse owner for many years.

Noel Bracks (left) at the races with fellow owner Max Whitby

Among Noel's best horses was top stayer Donegal Mist who won the Group 1 AJC The Metropolitan, Gr 2 Moonee Valley Cup, Gr 2 Prime Minister's Cup and Gr 3 Ipswish Cup, accumulating $1.1 million in prizemoney.

Noel also part-owned talented sprinter The Bullfighter who won the Gr 3 Up & Coming Stakes, Listed Sir Brian Crowley Stakes and was placed in the Gr 3 Star Kingdom Stakes, Gr 3 Liverpool City Cup and Gr 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes.

Mr Bracks is survived by wife Ellen and his greater family.

A Requiem Mass for Mr Bracks will be celebrated at Holy Name of Mary (Villa Maria) Catholic Church, Mary Street, Hunters Hill, on Thursday, 12th July 2018 commencing at 2pm.

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