In Part 2 of the podcast, Suman Hedge looks back on his time with Woodside Park Stud and a request from Sheriff Iskander which led him to the purchase of a Northern Meteor colt later to be known as Zoustar.
In Part 1 Suman Hedge talks about the shattering disappointment of losing two promising European imports to injury. He updates the progress of Django Freeman and Schabau and looks to the future with both horses.
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.
Glenn talks of his childhood days living at Rosehill when there was only one trotting trainer in a bustling thoroughbred precinct. That trainer took young Glenn under his wing and had him in the sulky from a very early age.
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.
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.
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.
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.