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Mo has the Vision to back a winner

December 17, 2021

Morris ‘Mo’ Meppem’s passion for horse racing and his desire to make sure he won more than he lost was the inspiration to become a bookmaker.

The homeowner from Stockland’s only waterfront community Vision by Halcyon, was a country bookmaker for almost 40 years.

He worked in areas such as northern NSW and the Gold Coast – but only on weekends.

“My wife Robyn will tell you, I worked around 60 race meetings over 52 weeks of the year,” Mo said.

“It was a busy time, but it was fantastic being around racing.”

The couple moved into Vision by Halcyon in August, having moved from Paradise Point after retiring from his main job with Gold Coast City Council.

“We are loving being here, there’s a great community of people and we get involved in lots of activities,” Mo said.

Mo ran a Calcutta Auction at the community on Melbourne Cup Day, which he confessed is not his favourite race meeting.

“It’s a handicap, so it’s always hard to pick,” he said.

“The best races are the Cox Plate and Derby Day and the Everest has become one of the finest races in the world.”