Western Australia’s racing and breeding communities have lost a respected and passionate supporter with the sudden death of TBWA committeeman Allan Young.
The Kintore Stud owner suffered a suspected heart-attack on his property at Serpentine.
Young, 69, was well-known in the Goldfields after operating a tour business for many years next door to the Palace Hotel in Hannan Street. He was a Life Member of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie Racing Clubs
He was a tireless worker while involved in Kalgoorlie’s racing administration and one of his briefs on the TBWA committee was working on a submission to RWWA to revamp the Westspeed Bonus Scheme.
Young’s first major success was with Vornette (Zvornik) in the 1980 Hannans Hcp. He also bred and raced 2003 Perth Cup winner Tumeric (Old Spice).
In more recent years, Young’s homebred mare Rosie Rocket (Blackfriars) earned black-type victories in the La Trice Classic and Starstruck Stakes at Ascot. He had bought her dam Rose For Jodi (Scenic) for just $4,750 at a Perth Magic Millions Mixed Sale in May 2006.
Grand Crusade, Redwood Rose and Fair Achiever were other recent winners bred at Kintore Stud. Young was a shareholder in their sire Trade Fair.
Tributes also spoke of Young’s knowledge of the racing and breeding industries. And he wasn’t easily swayed, some would even say dogmatic, when arguing pedigrees with fellow breeders.
Articulate, intelligent, kind and at times eccentric, Young is survived by his mother Marianne, sister Meryl and brothers Rob and Keith.