New Zealand has long been the breeding ground of great horses and great horsemen. On behalf of HRNSW we catch up with champion Kiwi harness trainer/driver Colin de Fillipe.
Australian harness racing has never seen a better driver than Gavin Lang.
Now nearing 60, the master reinsman has a staggering total of 6,150 winners to his credit.
Early in his career Mark Callaghan's horses, played second fiddle to his trade as an electrical fitter. It wasn't long before Mark realised his heart was with the horses, and he hasn't looked back. He's been among Newscastle's top trainers for some years, and now has an able deputy in sixteen year old son Jack who drove his very first winner recently.
Our podcast guest is jockey turned trainer Tracey Bartley. This little bloke has ducked plenty of punches in the pursuit of a career he loves, including serious injuries and a debilitating ilness. 3 runners for 3 winners at the recent Scone Carnival and 3 Group 1 trophies on the shelf, are testimony to his talents.