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It was a treat to watch Todd Pannell skilfully coax Despatch over the line to win the historic Goodwood Hcp on Saturday.
It gave the popular jockey his very first Group 1 win and trainer Tony McEvoy his maiden Goodwood success.
Todd is taller than the average jockey, but his style is much admired by his contemporaries. At 34 Todd Pannell can look forward to more success at the top level.
Our podcast guest this week is former outstanding Victorian jockey Steven King who quit the saddle two years ago.
Steve rode 54 Group 1 winners (44 in Australia), including his memorable Caulfield/Melbourne Cup double on Let’s Elope in 1991.
Nowadays Steve works full time for Lloyd Williams at Macedon Lodge and closely monitors the career of his son Lachlan King. Steve’s in reminiscent mood in this two part interview.
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In Part 2 Steven takes us through the running of the 1991 Melbourne Cup. He couldn’t have wished for a better 22nd birthday present.
In Part 1 of a our 2 part podcast, Steve King brings us up to date with his current role at the famous Macedon Lodge training complex. He reflects on his apprenticeship to trainer John Meagher and his early winners.
One of the very first podcast guests when the website opened a year ago was harness racing legend Brian Hancock.