I’m planning to talk to several country based trainers during 2019. The emergence of the TAB Highway races in Sydney, has brought many new training faces into the spotlight.
This week we talk to Tamworth’s Sue Grills, who was NSW country trainer of the year in the 2014/15 season. Sue brings an occasional horse to the “big smoke”, and is rarely far away.
She tried her hand as a jockey, at a time when nobody wanted female riders. Lack of opportunity finally led her to the training ranks and she has greeted the judge close to 700 times.
Sue begins with her strong family background in racing.