Jockey

Episode 117: Tappy chats with Hilton Cope

Episode 117:  Tappy chats with Hilton Cope

Delighted to introduce an old friend. Hilton Cope was one of Australia’s best jockeys in his day, but endless wasting was making his life a misery. After 6 Group 1 wins and great success overseas he made the snap decision to quit in the mid 1970’s.

Episode 115: Tappy chats with Danny Brereton (Part 2)

Episode 115:  Tappy chats with Danny Brereton (Part 2)

In part two Dan Brereton pays tribute to the wonderful trainers who helped him along the way.

He reflects on very successful riding stints in Hong Kong and Macau. He was the first Australian Club Jockey to be appointed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Episode 101: Tappy chats with Steven King (Part 1)

Episode 101:  Tappy chats with Steven King (Part 1)

In Part 1 of a our 2 part podcast, Steve King brings us up to date with his current role at the famous Macedon Lodge training complex. He reflects on his apprenticeship to trainer John Meagher and his early winners.

Episode 77: Tappy chats with Michael Clarke - Part 1

Episode 77:  Tappy chats with Michael Clarke - Part 1

I’ve lost count of the number of people who’ve queried the whereabouts of Michael Clarke over the last decade. Michael retired in 2002, but actually rode the last 6 or 7 years of his career overseas.

Episode 69: Tappy chats with Michael Cahill (Part 2)

Episode 69:  Tappy chats with Michael Cahill (Part 2)

In part two of the podcast Michael Cahill remembers Falvelon as the fastest horse he ever rode. He talks of his time in Hong Kong and Macau. The latter contract took him to a jockeys title, and a Derby win.

Episode 66: Tappy chats with Rodney Quinn

Episode 66:  Tappy chats with Rodney Quinn

When the website began in May of last year, Rodney Quinn was one of my very early podcast guests. He’d been retired for five years and was well entrenched in his new role as tutor of apprentices with Racing NSW.

Episode 57: Tappy chats with Ron Quinton (Part 2)

Episode 57:  Tappy chats with Ron Quinton (Part 2)

In Part 2 Ron takes us through the tough transition to the ranks of Sydney trainers. He talks about the best horses he’s prepared, his role as a tutor of young jockeys, and his riding stints in Ireland.

Episode 56: Tappy chats with Ron Quinton (Part 1)

Episode 56:  Tappy chats with Ron Quinton (Part 1)

In Part 1 Ron talks about his childhood on the family farm at Mendooran and his early introduction to horses. He recalls happy times during his apprenticeship to Theo Green, master tutor of jockeys.