The honorific Right Honourable was once used by Australian prime ministers who were aso members of the British Privy Council.
Gough Whitlam declined the offer and set a pattern by all PM’s from Bob Hawke onwards.
At Belmont on Saturday the galloper Right Honourable lived up to his name with a feisty win for an honourable racing family – the Parnhams.
The pacemaker showed character to continue to fight back when seemingly done for at the 100m of the race after being challenged by I See Luck (Natasha Faithfull).
The win gave the gelding his sixth win from 27 starts and was the second leg of a back-to-back double for his rider Chris Parnham.
The previous race Parnham the Younger scored in another tight finish when, aboard The Alleged, he also staved off a late challenge from Fanicio ( Chanelle O’Grady) by a nose.
The win gave the Justin Warwick trained galloper a hat-trick as The Alleged had also won for William Pike and Shaun O’Donnell at his previous two starts.
“A month ago we would have advertised him for sale at $8000 and we wouldn’t have got many phone calls. He has won $90,000 in that period of time, the trainer said.
Warwick said poor feet meant the son of Bletchley Park appreciated the sting out of the ground provided by winter racing.
The oldest of the Parnham boys, Steven, completed the day with four places aboard Sanctitude, Ask Me Nicely, Black Magic Miss (second), and Pure Adrenalin.
Brad Parnham, the middle son, has had a second since moving to Mauritius, and has five rides on August 10th.
“Just as well he is there as I haven’t enough horses at the moment to keep them all gainfully employed,” Neville Parnham quipped about his three sons.