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‘Ron would have been rapt’

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier
Dickey Clan
DICKEY CLAN: Glenys Dickey, pictured centre front row, surrounded by members of her extended family (34 adults, 14 children) as they cheer on the Ron Dickey Handicap fi eld (named after her late husband Ron) at Waipa race meeting on Saturday. 312071AD

Glenys Dickey says her late husband would have been absolutely rapt to see his family cheering home placegetters in the Ron Dickey Memorial.

It may not have been the Melbourne Cup, but to them it meant a lot more. The Dickey clan numbered 48, the biggest individual
group on course, at Waipa race meeting on Saturday - which was part of the Rose and Cultural Festival.

The majority of them came from Auckland, including Ron’s 83-year-old brother Stan.

It seemed as though Ron was looking down on them as every adult in the group had a collect off the race named after the popular ex-Te Awamutu Primary School principal and Waipa Racing Club committeeman.

“It was an absolutely heavenly day, Ron would have been on cloud nine,” says Glenys Dickey.

More on Waipa Racing Club’s Supporters meeting page 18 of today's Courier.