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Sidney (Sid) Reynolds (1851–1925)

by Vacy

Sidney Reynolds, n.d.

Sidney Reynolds, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 August 1925

Mr. Sidney Reynolds, the squire of Duninald, Paterson River, N.S.W., a grand old gentleman and a famous breeder of thoroughbred horses, and of pure Hereford and pure Devon cattle, passed away on the morning of the 4th inst. at the age of 74 years.

When joking with "Uncle" Sid, as he was known to me, at the last Sydney Royal Show, I did not for one second think that it would be the last time that I was to have the great pleasure of seeing and yarning to him, because he appeared to me to be still in the prime of life. I, and very many more, will miss him, in fact he will be sadly missed by all who knew or came in contact with him, for he was a popular man and ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Born at Tocal, on the opposite side of the Paterson River to Duninald, he was the third son of the late Mr. Charles Reynolds, his brothers being the late Mr. Frank Reynolds, of Tocal, Mr. Percy (Bob) Reynolds, of Hobartville, and Mr. Walter Reynolds, of Trevallyn. He leaves four sons, Vivian, of Cader Idris., Roy, whose place is in southern Queensland, Gordon, who was his father's lieutenant at Duninald, and Harold, who has a dairy farm on the Hunter River. There are three daughters, Mrs. Howell, who lives at Duninald, Mrs. Scott, of Crow's Nest, and Mrs. Fred Arnold, of Winton, Q. His wife, who was a popular hostess on the Paterson River, died some years ago.

Sidney Reynolds, being born and reared in the atmosphere of purebred Hereford cattle and thoroughbred horses, could not resist the fascination of breeding pure stock, so when he commenced on his own at Duninald he soon had a stud of thoroughbred horses under way, also studs of Herefords and Devons. The Devon stud was dispersed a few years ago, but the thoroughbreds and Herefords are still maintained at Duninald. Perhaps the most prominent sire in the horse stud was Prudent King (imp.), very well known in the racing world, and whose son, Cadonia, won the Sydney Cup with 9 stone up in 1913. Prudent King sired several other winners, but this was perhaps the best known. Another sire used at Duninald was Piedmont (imp.), and the present sire is The Verderer (imp.), whose first progeny are yet only foals.

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Vacy, 'Reynolds, Sidney (Sid) (1851–1925)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 July 2024.

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Sidney Reynolds, n.d.

Sidney Reynolds, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 August 1925