A bit of cheeky horseplay at Newcastle's million dollar race, The Hunter

Simon McCarthy
Updated November 22 2023 - 11:35am, first published 11:00am
Josh Parr is dislodged from Influential at the race meeting at Broadmeadow Racecourse on Saturday. Picture by Peter Lorimer
Josh Parr is dislodged from Influential at the race meeting at Broadmeadow Racecourse on Saturday. Picture by Peter Lorimer

There's a line from the Victorian poet, Pam Brown, that goes: be wary of a horse with a sense of humour.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

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.

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