It’s great to catch up with a jockey who’s been the ultimate professional for four decades.
Michael Cahill was born into a great racing family at Cowra (NSW). He was probably resigned to the career of a bush jockey in his early days, but decided on a change of direction twenty two years ago.
An offer from Bruce McLachlan initially took him to Queensland and he’s been among Brisbane’s top jockeys ever since.
In part 1 of the podcast Michael talks of his strong family background in racing, and his first taste of the big smoke.
He recalls his time working at Mike Willesee’s Trandmedia Stud, and a stint as stable jockey for top Riverina trainer Richard Freyer.
(Banner image courtesy Trackside photography - The enigmatic Balboa Rocks storms home to win the Sunshine Coast Cup for Michael Cahill.)