Episode 60: Tappy chats with Jodi Quinlan

Episode 60:  Tappy chats with Jodi Quinlan

Jodi Quinlan was pretty sore and sorry when we recorded this podcast, but you’d never pick it. Only a week earlier she had a confrontation with an ill-tempered maiden trotter in the Melton float parking area, and came off second best.

Episode 57: Tappy chats with Ron Quinton (Part 2)

Episode 57:  Tappy chats with Ron Quinton (Part 2)

In Part 2 Ron takes us through the tough transition to the ranks of Sydney trainers. He talks about the best horses he’s prepared, his role as a tutor of young jockeys, and his riding stints in Ireland.

Episode 56: Tappy chats with Ron Quinton (Part 1)

Episode 56:  Tappy chats with Ron Quinton (Part 1)

In Part 1 Ron talks about his childhood on the family farm at Mendooran and his early introduction to horses. He recalls happy times during his apprenticeship to Theo Green, master tutor of jockeys.

Episode 54: Tappy chats with Richard Freedman

Episode 54:  Tappy chats with Richard Freedman

I had many a conversation with Richard Freedman at Sky Channel, and not once did he hint that he might train horses again. Two years ago the bug bit him when he pre-trained a few for brother Michael at Hawkesbury.

Episode 53: Tappy chats to Larry Olsen

Episode 53:  Tappy chats to Larry Olsen

This week’s guest is former talented jockey Larry Olsen who tells the story of his nightmare struggle with weight.

He recalls his apprenticeship with Mal Barnes, and the horses that kick started his career.

Episode 51: Tappy chats to Fred Kersley (Part 2)

Episode 51:  Tappy chats to Fred Kersley (Part 2)

In Part 2 Fred Kersley talks about the struggle he had to gain his thoroughbred trainer’s licence. It’s a treat to hear the maestro reminisce about the champion Northerly, who catapulted him to the upper echelon of galloping trainers.

Episode 50: Tappy chats to Fred Kersley (Part 1)

Episode 50:  Tappy chats to Fred Kersley (Part 1)

It’s hard to believe Fred Kersley is approaching his 80th birthday. The remarkable horseman is just as passionate today, as he was at any stage of his career.

Episode 45: Tappy chats with Darren McCall

Episode 45:  Tappy chats with Darren McCall

For trot fans, we welcome to the podcast Menangle trainer Darren McCall. From a strong harness racing background, Darren has a tremendous passion for the standardbred horse.