Cobar legend passes at age 90
OnTrack client and friend Lilliane Brady has passed away in her beloved Cobar at age 90.
Lord Mayor of Cobar for almost 23 years, Lilliane was the longest serving female Mayor in New South Wales.
Lilliane was the part owner of OnTrack’s talented mare Arctic Shock and also the promising unraced So You Think gelding Pascal.
The OnTrack team will miss the very frank and open conversations with Lilliane who was never afraid to call a spade a shovel.
OnTrack’s Brian Lawlor spoke regularly to Lilliane and she was very much looking forward to Pascal debuting.
“She entrusted us with what she said were going to be her final horses and she had high hopes for Pascal,” said Brian Lawlor.
“We only spoke last week. I will miss having a chat to her, she was an amazing lady and a real character. She loved her racing.”
The ABC report that in 2020 Lillian was given a Minister For Local Government Award for her commitment to increasing participation of women in local government.
She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award and an Order of Australia medal, and in 2019 helped organise Australia's first Grey Mardi Gras in Cobar, to celebrate seniors and bring tourism to the town.
The mayor was known for not suffering fools and famously once smashed her mayoral gavel down so hard on a council desk, the top came loose and was flung across the room.
Fittingly, this week Lilliane and Cobar were featured on the popular ABC programme Back Roads.
Rest in Peace Lilliane.