Horse Racing

Episode 145: Tappy chats with Greg Hickman

Episode 145:  Tappy chats with Greg Hickman

Greg begins by talking about his dream horse Pierata and the proposed stud venture which seemed likely to terminate the stallion’s racing career. He talks of the surprise decision to put him back into work.

Episode 141: Tappy chats with Gary Harley - Part 1

Episode 141:  Tappy chats with Gary Harley - Part 1

In part 1 the affable Harley talks of his childhood days in Maitland and the influence of his father Jack, who was a racing tragic. Gary talks of his school days at the Maitland Marist Bros and the phantom Melbourne Cup call he was asked to provide every year.

Episode 140: Tappy chats with Clare Cunningham

Episode 140:  Tappy chats with Clare Cunningham

Clare Cunningham talks of her happy childhood on a Bairnsdale property and her earliest involvement with horses. She pays tribute to her parents Daniel and Julie who taught her the basics of horse management.

Episode 138: Tappy chats with Colin Alderson (Part 1)

Episode 138:  Tappy chats with Colin Alderson (Part 1)

Colin recalls his aspirations to become a jockey and his brief experience at the Drouin picnic races. He remembers with affection a mare called Byam Rose who launched his career as a trainer.

Episode 137: Tappy chats with Richard Jolly

Episode 137:  Tappy chats with Richard Jolly

Great to catch up with respected trainer Richard Jolly who talks of his newly formed training partnership with daughter Chantelle. He discusses the parlous state of prize money levels in South Australia and the exodus of trainers to other states.

Episode 135: Tappy chats with Graham McNeice (Part 1)

Episode 135:  Tappy chats with Graham McNeice (Part 1)

In segment 1 Graham talks of childhood days in his father’s Croydon Park butcher shop and the second business that flourished behind the counter. He talks of his association with the dynamic Frank Kennedy who got him started as a race caller.

Episode 127: Tappy chats with Jeff Lloyd (Part 2)

Episode 127:  Tappy chats with Jeff Lloyd (Part 2)

In Part 2 Jeff reveals the reason he decided to leave South Africa for a safer life in Australia. He talks of his feeling of uncertainty when he arrived unannounced in Sydney, one of the world’s toughest racing towns.

Episode 126: Tappy chats with Jeff Lloyd (Part 1)

Episode 126:  Tappy chats with Jeff Lloyd (Part 1)

This could be the most comprehensive interview ever given by the former champion jockey, Jeff Lloyd. The great jockey reflects on his wonderful career in South Africa and the astonishing milestones he achieved.