Barbara Blackie reaches 100

Veteran trainer celebrates birthday

Saturday (July 20) was a landmark day for Riccarton Park trainer, Barabara Blackie, who turned 100 making her most likely the oldest living licensed trainer in the world.

Read about her here as written by Middison Northcott on Stuff.

Canterbury Jockey Club Chief Executive, Tim Mills, was one of a number of well wishers on the day (see image)

Her horse Diplomat is now due to start at Ashburton on Tuesday after Oamaru was abandoned on Sunday.