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Thomas James (Tom) Confoy (1880–1947)

Mr. Thomas J. Confoy, well-known racehorse owner, died at his home in Caulfield last night. He was aged 67 years.

Born at Murrumburra, New South Wales the late Mr. Confoy was founder and director of Napier Park coursing-ground, director of Nelson Park coursing-ground, Geelong, and founder of Southern Cross Insurance Co.

The late Mr. Confoy won many races with Crossfoy, Concross, Prince Teo, Croscon, Conwaddil, and other horses. He was running only one horse at the time of his death, Con's Molly, which was placed recently at Mentone. He purchased recently the Irish stallion Ballycummins.

A widow, three sons, and a daughter survive him. The late 'Tom' Confoy was a popular young man at Hay over 40 years ago, when he was employed at Mr. John Beveridge's general store. He came here from Whitton, being a member of a well-known family at that place. While at Hay, deceased met a local girl, Miss Mary Cross, and later married her.

Mr. Confoy's death will be regretted by a legion of friends in this part of the Riverina.

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