Great to catch up with the ebullient John Holloway whose career as a racing writer began with the defunct Sydney Sun in 1959. Holly talks about his inner city childhood and those early days in the print media when he got to work with some of his boyhood idols.
In this segment of our two part podcast, Danny Williams talks about the job offer that changed his life. He was invited to become private trainer for former Wallaby and Eastern Suburbs League star Alan Cardy.
In our two part podcast it is great to catch up with Danny Williams, a familiar character on racetracks with his trademark stetson. Danny, a son of former respected bush jockey Harry Williams, had a spectacular career as an amateur rider and a successful transition to the pro ranks.
Great to welcome Allan Denham to the podcast. His trademark humour is ever-present as he looks back on his time as an apprentice jockey. His friends thought he’d last five minutes. He hung in there for seven years, riding 400 winners and winning an apprentices premiership.
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.
When it comes to greyhound racing there’s no better raconteur than respected journalist Jeff Collerson. In our special interview Jeff reflects on half a century as chief greyhound writer for the Mirror and the Telegraph.
The champion harness horseman talks about the tragedy that turned his family upside down early in his life. He reflects on his first win at Echuca and the thrill of his first Moonee Valley win. John talks of his long and happy marriage to Maree and his wife’s success as a trainer.