Iconic Queensland trainer Noel Doyle, best known for training the champion Kinjite, has passed away.
Doyle always said Kinjite’s Epsom Handicap win in 1992 was his career highlight and insisted the Cox Plate runner-up was probably the best he had trained.
Only last year, Doyle, based on the Gold Coast, proudly recalled his supporting role in the ‘92 Cox Plate won by Super Impose, which was one of the most dramatic of the modern era.
The race was marred by a three-horse fall, including the hot favourite Naturalism.
Kinjite was beaten a long way in the Caulfield Stakes and was given little hope in the Cox Plate but Doyle took offence to his horse being written off and being served up as a 50-1 chance.
Doyle had $1000 each-way and ended up winning $12,500 on the place portion of the bet.
Kinjite was third past the post but was promoted to second after Better Loosen Up’s (fifth) protest against Let’s Elope (second across the line) was upheld.
Prior to embarking on a training career, Doyle was a former top jockey who rode some of the best horses in Brisbane in the 1960s including the star filly Eye Liner.
When he became a trainer, Doyle never had a big team but finished third in the Brisbane metro title three times and in the top 10 another four times.
In more recent times, his good horses included Stakes winners Le Val and Aimee.
Doyle passed away after a health battle and is remembered fondly on the Gold Coast and the entire Queensland racing community.
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