Episode 81: Tappy chats with Rod Craig (Part 1)

Episode 81:  Tappy chats with Rod Craig (Part 1)

Rod Craig enjoyed the respect of all sections of the racing industry during four decades as a horse trainer in Sydney. He got an early Group 1 with Lady Eclipse in the 1983 Champagne Stakes and trained a host of handy horses over the next ten years.

Episode 79: Tappy chats with Jason Coyle

Episode 79:  Tappy chats with Jason Coyle

At 41 years of age Jason Coyle is embarking on the most exciting phase of his career. His future looked rosy a few years ago when invited to train horses for Nathan Tinkler who had launched a massive racing initiative under the Patinack banner.

Episode 77: Tappy chats with Michael Clarke - Part 1

Episode 77:  Tappy chats with Michael Clarke - Part 1

I’ve lost count of the number of people who’ve queried the whereabouts of Michael Clarke over the last decade. Michael retired in 2002, but actually rode the last 6 or 7 years of his career overseas.

Episode 76: Tappy chats with David Pfieffer

Episode 76:  Tappy chats with David Pfieffer

It takes a brave and passionate man to venture into the field of professional horse training in Sydney. The big stables totally dominate the scene - the smaller ones have to battle for the leftovers.

Episode 73: Tappy chats with Tony Noonan (Part 2)

Episode 73:  Tappy chats with Tony Noonan (Part 2)

In part 2 Tony talks of his heyday at Mornington, when he was training a team of 100 horses. He reflects on the wonderful horses who’ve shaped his career, and the great jockeys with whom he’s had a winning association.

Episode 71: Tappy chats with Todd McCarthy

Episode 71:  Tappy chats with Todd McCarthy

Sydney harness racing fans are familiar with Todd McCarthy’s meteoric rise in a few short years. He talks about his early days, the influence of his family, and the horses who’ve shaped his career. He pays special tribute to the amazing Tiger Tara.

Episode 69: Tappy chats with Michael Cahill (Part 2)

Episode 69:  Tappy chats with Michael Cahill (Part 2)

In part two of the podcast Michael Cahill remembers Falvelon as the fastest horse he ever rode. He talks of his time in Hong Kong and Macau. The latter contract took him to a jockeys title, and a Derby win.

Episode 67: Tappy chats with Kristen Buchanan

Episode 67:  Tappy chats with Kristen Buchanan

Kristen Buchanan lived in WA as a youngster and attained Uni Degrees in Biology and Exercise Physiology.  Those qualifications would have given her any number of job choices, but training racehorses was all she wanted to do.

Episode 66: Tappy chats with Rodney Quinn

Episode 66:  Tappy chats with Rodney Quinn

When the website began in May of last year, Rodney Quinn was one of my very early podcast guests. He’d been retired for five years and was well entrenched in his new role as tutor of apprentices with Racing NSW.