We catch up with Alan “Groovy” Scorse who just recently relinquished his trainer’s licence following a concerning medical report.
Alan talks candidly about an optic nerve tumour first diagnosed in 2017. He got the all clear after extensive treatment and got on with the job.
When the tumour returned recently he decided to quit training to concentrate fully on a lengthy treatment regime.
Alan took the first step to becoming a jockey when he knocked on the door of legendary trainer Harry Plant at Randwick. He then followed a successful stint with Ray Guy at Rosehill.
“Groovy” talks about his 35 years in the saddle, 1269 winners and a couple of Gr 1’s.
(Banner image courtesy Steve Hart Photographics - One of Alan’s most satisfying wins as a trainer Looking Fur Lang wins at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup carnival 2008.)