Vale Doug Bougoure / Queensland / 11 Aug, 2011

The Australian Trainers' Association Queensland Branch is saddened by the passing of former great trainer, Doug Bougoure.

As a 15-year old, Doug moved to Toowoomba to become a jockey and enjoyed great riding success in the late 1940s with star galloper Sefiona.

Doug then became a leading trainer in Brisbane and was always able to produce a top horse from only a small team.

His best galloper was champion Strawberry Road, before he was sold and transferred to Sydney trainer John Nicholls.

Bougoure also enjoyed success with top galloper Tingo Tango, winner of the 1985 Group One Flight Stakes at Randwick, Earlmark, who won the BTC Labour Day Cup, Moreton Handicap and Exhibition Handicaps, Smart Alex (Queensland Cup), Gypsy Rogue (Tourist Minister's Cup) and Full Scope (Meynink Stakes).

Bougoure retired as a trainer in 1998 at age 75.

Our sincerest condolences are extended to Doug’s wife June, son Danny and daughter Elizabeth.