Episode 109: Tappy chats with Colin de Fillipe

Episode 109:  Tappy chats with Colin de Fillipe

New Zealand has long been the breeding ground of great horses and great horsemen. On behalf of HRNSW we catch up with champion Kiwi harness trainer/driver Colin de Fillipe.

Episode 108: Tappy chats with John Holloway

Episode 108:  Tappy chats with John Holloway

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.

Episode 107: Tappy chats with Danny Williams (Part 2)

Episode 107:  Tappy chats with Danny Williams (Part 2)

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.

Episode 106: Tappy chats with Danny Williams (Part 1)

Episode 106:  Tappy chats with Danny Williams (Part 1)

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.

Episode 104: Tappy chats with Allan Denham

Episode 104: Tappy chats with Allan Denham

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.

Episode 101: Tappy chats with Steven King (Part 1)

Episode 101:  Tappy chats with Steven King (Part 1)

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.

Episode 98: Tappy chats with Bruce Harpley

Episode 98:  Tappy chats with Bruce Harpley

Bruce Harpley sat on his back veranda at Junee to conduct this interview for our podcast. Widely known as the “pacing postman” he’s an earthy country bloke, with a great love of the harness horse.

Episode 96: Tappy chats with John Caldow

Episode 96:  Tappy chats with John Caldow

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.

Episode 95: Tappy chats with John Sadler (Part 2)

Episode 95:  Tappy chats with John Sadler (Part 2)

The talented trainer pays tribute to more of his favourite horses, his overseas training experiences, his time with Lloyd Williams and the new owner who bought him a Stradbroke winner.

Episode 91: Tappy chats with Fred Hastings

Episode 91:  Tappy chats with Fred Hastings

Great to chat with Sydney harness racing caller Fred Hastings who achieved the rare distinction of tipping the programme at Penrith last week (11/4/2019).