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This week we profile a promising Victorian horse called O’Tauto who’s trained at Cranbourne by master horseman Greg Eurell.
Few Australian trainers have had more grounding than Greg, who went to the 1984 Olympics with the equestrian team and later became a top horse breaker. He also trained the champion sprinter Apache Cat.
On the podcast we introduce Blake Fitzpatrick, one of Australia’s most talented harness drivers. Blake won a Harold Park premiership at age 18 and is now inching closer to the magical 2000 win mark. Blake has also made his mark as a trainer.
We promised a regular country trainer on the podcast and this week we welcome Barbara Joseph. A native of the tiny town of Bombala, Barbara has won close to 1200 races including the famous Doncaster Hcp.
Barb is a great character and it shows in this podcast interview. She talks of the tough early days and her recently formed training partnership with sons Paul and Matthew. You’ll enjoy our chat with the “Baroness Of Bombala”.
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In keeping with our plan to introduce country based trainers from time to time, we introduce the lady known as the “Baroness Of Bombala”.
This week we welcome another member of the famous Fitzpatrick clan - a dominant force on the Sydney harness racing scene for decades.
I’ve known few more passionate racing men than Louis Mihalyka, who founded Laurel Oak Thoroughbreds 32 years ago. Like most syndicators he would buy yearlings and then advertise heavily in the search for new owners.