Newcastle Herald
Friday, 1 December 2023

The Hunter horse race winner 2023: Coal Crusher owner Stevey Arena shares emotional tribute to her late father as Coal Crusher wins million-dollar race

Simon McCarthy
Updated November 19 2023 - 8:24am, first published November 18 2023 - 6:08pm

He led the whole way home. Coal Crusher, the six-year-old chestnut gelding trained by Joe Pride at Warwick Farm, blitzed the turf at Newcastle Racecourse on Saturday, November 18, to claim the region's million-dollar race.

Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.