Subzero (AUS) visits sick kids at the hospital

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Speaking of stayers ;)

https://www.facebook.com/7NewsMelbourne ... 767224301/

Good boy Subbie! I'll see if I can find a youtube link... No no I'm not crying I just have a branch in my eye. Freaking horses man, kicking up dust and stuff :D

27 years old... Have a soft spot in my heart for senior geldings. Hope he has many more years - I am so happy they didn't need to put him down after all, and he got his medication from the US a few years back, certainly he seems comfortable and bright-eyed. May he cheer up many more children!

For posterity, his 1992 Melbourne Cup Win
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vR-W3YUOaA

cheers!
A filly named Ruffian...

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Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


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Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:51 pm

thanks for the links.
heart worming story and what a racehorse he was!!
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Wonderful story! Bless them all.
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Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:15 pm

Subzero is an angel - an absolute sweetheart and an angel - this old champion... well he is certainly something very special - this horse, he went straight to my heart - wishing him many more years of good health - seeing the smiles on those kids faces... beautiful - beautiful horse with a most beautiful spirit.
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Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:29 am

Thank you for that sweet and wonderful video. With all the crap going on in the world today it's nice to have a reminder that there are still lovely things going on to balance to not so nice.

Subzero seems to really enjoy visiting and the kiddos seemed to be just as happy to see him. God bless them all.
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What a sweetheart! :D
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:36 am

Oh this is very sad...

SALISBURY Fighting On For SUBBIE
“I’ll tell ya something, I’m missing the old bloke.”

On the other end of the line is the unmistakable matter of fact voice of Graham Salisbury.

Graham is old school, tough handshake, man of word, says it like it is – or colloquially let’s say “as tough as bird shit on the car roof” – but when it comes to the “old bloke” the voice starts to quiver a little.

The old bloke is Subbie – Subzero, the 1992 Melbourne Cup hero but since so much more – he has been racing’s best ambassador alongside Graham for over a quarter of a century.

They’ve visited countless, schools and old peoples home, walks into bars and hospices – this is a horse, well not just any horse, he’s Subbie – and made thousands laugh admire and engage with racing and the thoroughbred via their unique partnership.

The reason Graham is missing Subbie is because he is in a Bendigo isolation ward battling cancer and the side-effects of treatment.

Never one to want sympathy, never one to take when he can give, Graham is doing it tough right now both physically and financially, but what’s the old saying – “when the going gets tough….”
More: https://justracing.com.au/2018/04/25/sa ... ng-subbie/

Help Subbie & the Salisbury's
Forty-five years a clerk of the course and as a horse trainer, Graham Salisbury is a recognised and loved character throughout Victorian racing, as an ambassador for the sport alongside his best friend Subzero, the old grey hero of the 1992 Melbourne Cup, Graham has become a state treasure. And the horse only cost him a dollar!

Graham inherited Subzero from the Freedman stable, and for over 25 years they have been together, working as course clerks and, more famously, as messengers of positivity. They have visited schools, hospices and community functions, raising valuable funds for charities and promoting a positive image of horse racing.

They have promoted our sport and enriched people’s lives.

But lately, the Salisbury family has fallen on hard times.
Graham’s daughter Nicole has extensive health issues and is wheelchair-bound with paralysis. Graham, in his seventies, is now fighting cancer. His wife Anita is holding down the fort. Current chemotherapy makes it impossible for Graham to work, with Anita tending their four horses between shuttling he and Nicole to and from appointments.

This week alone, Graham has struggled with his chemo and has been hospitalized with an infection. As they struggle, Graham is most upset at being unable to continue his great and positive work in the community with Subzero. At 30 years old, the horse’s legacy is immense – ‘Subbie’ has showcased the kind and affable nature of the thoroughbred, and allowed people to really touch the racing industry.

The Salisbury family has done so much for our industry and they are struggling. Unable to work, caring for both themselves and their horses is worrying, stressful and financially draining.

They are the last people to ask for help, which is why the industry they have served so well for so long now needs to rally around them to give back.
More: https://www.gofundme.com/help-subbie-am ... isbury039s
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:50 am

I got nervous when I saw this thread bumped, and my heart nearly stopped when I first saw "I'll tell ya something, I'm missing the old Bloke"...
That is definitely incredibly sad. Having just lost a dear friend to cancer a week and a half ago I find myself wondering why so many of the people who spend their lives touching people, spreading positivity and kindness, seem to also end up suffering themselves.
I hope the Victorian community will give back to this family that has selflessly and happily given so much.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:28 pm

Treve wrote:I got nervous when I saw this thread bumped, and my heart nearly stopped when I first saw "I'll tell ya something, I'm missing the old Bloke"...
That is definitely incredibly sad. Having just lost a dear friend to cancer a week and a half ago I find myself wondering why so many of the people who spend their lives touching people, spreading positivity and kindness, seem to also end up suffering themselves.
I hope the Victorian community will give back to this family that has selflessly and happily given so much.
Sorry for the scare, should have been more clear up front.

I'm so sorry about your friend. It seems there's so much news about advances being made against this scourge but, when it hits close like this, it's obvious it's not nearly enough. It's just not fair.
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:34 pm

Sorry to hear of your friend, Treve. Cancer is a truly evil disease.
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:04 pm

Thank you both she fought for a year. I’m just glad Subbie and Graham are both still around and I’m hoping he’ll pull through.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Admin, if this is inappropriate feel free to delete



There is a crowd funding campaign to help Graham and his family and of course, Subbie

For anyone who is interested and maybe has a couple of spare bucks

https://au.gofundme.com/help-subbie-amp ... isbury039s

Cheers
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:30 pm

Just a update Graham and Subbie are both doing well. They celebrated Subbie's 30th birthday with a party (pic) on the farm and about a month ago visited a childrens hospital. The Give A Little page is now closed and raised far more than they hoped for.They have also both been officially nominated for Australians Of The Year so hopefully that goes somewhere.
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:59 am

Yay! I knew they could do it, I definitely hope they get the recognition they deserve!
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Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


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Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:11 am

Subzero was born on this day thirty years ago! Here are pics from this morning as both Graham and Subbie have a birthday carrot!

https://mobile.twitter.com/snowyclark/s ... 6313670656
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RugbyGirl wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:11 am
Subzero was born on this day thirty years ago! Here are pics from this morning as both Graham and Subbie have a birthday carrot!

https://mobile.twitter.com/snowyclark/s ... 6313670656
Thank you for posting this-- i just recently became aware of this amazing horse ---
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RugbyGirl wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:11 am
Subzero was born on this day thirty years ago! Here are pics from this morning as both Graham and Subbie have a birthday carrot!

https://mobile.twitter.com/snowyclark/s ... 6313670656
Happy birthday, Subbie! An extraordinary horse who defines heart on and off the track. May he continue to live long and have a good life~
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Treve wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:27 pm
Speaking of stayers ;)

https://www.facebook.com/7NewsMelbourne ... 767224301/

Good boy Subbie! I'll see if I can find a youtube link... No no I'm not crying I just have a branch in my eye. Freaking horses man, kicking up dust and stuff :D

27 years old... Have a soft spot in my heart for senior geldings. Hope he has many more years - I am so happy they didn't need to put him down after all, and he got his medication from the US a few years back, certainly he seems comfortable and bright-eyed. May he cheer up many more children!

For posterity, his 1992 Melbourne Cup Win
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vR-W3YUOaA

cheers!
Thanks for posting that race------he was a great race horse--- amazing win
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:23 pm

He really is something special. Happy 30th Birthday, Subbie, and many more! So glad they are both doing well.

Video (may need to have a tissue ready)...

https://www.facebook.com/racingdotcom/v ... 869219082/
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Graham Salisbury (& Subbie) nominated for senior Australian Of The Year

https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/ ... entID=2006
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