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Owner-Trainer-Breeder-Punter John Poletti Dies Aged 80
Former "owner-trainer, breeder & big punter John Ubaldo Poletti" has died aged 80, reported The Sydney Morning Herald. Poletti "arrived here with 20,000 lire (22 quid in the old money) in 1955 & made his pile out of construction". Subsequently he built his own stables at Warwick Farm in western Sydney & trained more than 150 winners.