Goondiwindi Accommodation - Gunsynd Motor Inn
Gunsynd Motor Inn is a small motel located in the centre of town. We offer 16 quiet rooms in different room configurations to meet your requirements. Enjoy a good night sleep in a clean and comfortable room. With two street frontages Marshall Street and McLean Street. The main entrance on McLean Street next to the National Australia Bank. Gunsynd Motor Inn is a great location for walking to the local restaurants, hotels and shops.
Home Of The Goondiwindi Grey
Gunsynd, the Goondiwindi Grey, was undoubtedly one of the most popular horses ever to race in this country. Much of his popularity arose from the rags-to-riches, fairytale nature of his story. Gunsynd was hugely popular, not only for his gutsy performances on the track, but because he was such a character. He knew how to play up to the crowd, standing still and refusing to go onto the track. He would look up at the stands and wait for the applause and only when it was loud enough would he consent to go the the barriers. After giving his all trying to win he would look to the crowd and respond to their applause with a bow before heading the the winners stall. He captured the popular imagination and was even immortalized in song by Tex Morton with words by Nev Houritz.
We've cheered him from the grandstand'
And we've cheered him from the flat
We've cheered a little beauty
A real aristocrat
He's never thrown the towel in
Been a trier all the way
A horse we're really proud of
The Goondiwindi Grey