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  • Kerrie Davies

Farewell old mate

PENRITH Paceway staff, members, guests and the wider community are mourning the passing of Lionel Don Clough

OAM, last week in hospital.

Known affectionately as “Donny” or “Cloughie” he was a Penrith Paceway Director and a legend within the industry.

Always ready to greet you with a smile, he was well-known as the ultimate gentleman.

A spokesperson from Harness Racing NSW paid tribute to the stalwart of the sport.

“He will certainly be remembered as an absolute legend of the sport as he truly did it all. “For several years Don in his “retirement” helped in an administration role at Penrith Paceway until just recently and his memory will live on at that track forever with the new stabling complex named in his honour late last year. “Prior to this, Don fulfilled virtually every role in harness racing, from owner, trainer, driver, breeder, studmaster and punter.

“To all of Don’s family and many friends, Harness Racing NSW extends its deepest


Aged 89, Donny had been struggling with health issue for a number of months.

Donny will be laid to rest on Monday, 26th September at St Nicholas of Myra, Penrith at 10.30am, and then at the North Chapel, Pinegrove Memorial Park. A celebration of his life will follow at Penrith Paceway.

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