Mention the name of Temora and there are still many people who associate it with one of its most famous sons – champion pacer, Paleface Adios.
Known as the ‘Temora Tornado’, Paleface Adios was a dearly loved champion to many Australians.
Among his great victories were two Lord Mayor’s Cups at Harold Park, two Uhr Championships in Brisbane and his greatest victory of all – the Winfield Cup in Melbourne when he was running as an eight-year-old.
The significance of this champion to the town of Temora is remembered in the form of a life-size monument featured in Paleface Park in the main street of the township.
Harness racing has always been a strong sport in Temora, and owner trainers and trotting studs continue to have a strong presence in the district.
Regular trotting meetings during summer feature prominently on the town’s calendar of events.