Bowman rides through family grief
BOWMAN RIDES THROUGH THE TEARS
Hugh Bowman will return with a heavy heart at Saturday’s Expressway Stakes meeting at Randwick following the tragic loss of a family member last week.
Bowman is set to pilot Alizee in the Group II feature, a week after standing down for both long weekend meetings following the death of his brother-in-law.
“We are still waiting on a coroner’s report for (wife) Christine’s brother,’’ Bowman said.
“We had to go to Mildura to identify the body on Monday.
“It’s been a tough time for everyone but Christine and I have our kids to look after and (sister-in-law) Julie is working for the (Peter and Paul) Snowden stable so that has helped to keep us all busy.
“We have a lot to do and it’s going to be a long road.
“But for me, it is business as usual for Saturday, I’ll study the fields and regroup.’’
Bowman added that he and his family will return to Ireland, where his wife’s family live, early next month.