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Who would call a noble racehorse “Begood Toya Mother”. After a couple of failed attempts to name the horse, a large group of owners decided to go with an expression often used around the Daniel Bowman stables at Warrnambool.
The unusual name hasn’t stopped the gelding winning seven from eleven starts, including the last six straight.
We profile the young trainer who’s guiding the destiny of the promising horse.
On the podcast HRNSW brings you a special interview with Victorian harness racing’s brightest young star. Twenty seven year old Kima Frenning left her native Sweden for Victoria to ride in the Monte races - trotters under saddle.
She joined the David Aiken stable and made the transition to the sulky with spectacular results.
With two weeks of the harness season remaining she’s on 109 winners in the state. Kima talks about her life with horses.
Also on the podcast a chat with popular jockey Jeff Penza who’s about to make his comeback after ten months on the sidelines.
Jeff’s recovery from injuries sustained in a Queanbeyan race fall last October has been frustratingly slow. He’s ready to pick up where he left off - riding plenty of winners.
Ace photographer Steve Hart took a camera to the beautiful Tuncurry Forster region to catch up with successful trainer Terry Evans.
Terry wins races regularly up and down the NSW Coast from his idyllic base at Rainbow Flat. Terry was a pretty useful footballer with the old Balmain Tigers Club, but training racehorses was his life’s dream. I’ve pinched Steve’s interview.
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Great to chat with highly respected jockey Jeff Penza who reflects on the horror fall at Queanbeyan that sidelined him for ten months.
It was a delight to catch up with the young lady who arrived from Sweden just under five years ago hoping to get some opportunities in Melbourne’s Monte races.
In Part 2 Bruce recalls his introduction to Kerry Packer. He took a wager from Packer when another bookie declined.