That is the way the process worked out.
"Richard Andrew Landa Gross" was President of the Municipal Association of Victoria, and former three-time Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Australia, from 1998–2000 and in 2004, and has served on the Port Phillip City Council, representing the Blessington Ward, since its creation in 1996. He is known for his enthusiastic style in highlighting important social and legal issues in the community.
On 26 January 2010, Dick Gross was appointed as a Member of the Order Australia in recognition for his contribution to local government and his community.More Dick Gross on Wikipedia.
Did you see that poof of dust come up when they ran by? That's how dry the ground is. The most tender part of the horse is from the knee to the hoof. The hard ground makes it harder for them to run. It's just physics.