Trainer

Episode 111: Tappy chats with Colin Little (Part 2)

Episode 111:  Tappy chats with Colin Little (Part 2)

In Part 2 of the podcast Colin reflects on Group 1 wins by Ista Kareem and Blutigeroo - two horses he got second hand. He talks about the prospects of some of his current team including the headstrong Vassilator who beat all but The Autumn Sun in last year’s Caulfield Guineas.

Episode 110: Tappy chats with Colin Little (Part 1)

Episode 110:  Tappy chats with Colin Little (Part 1)

In Part 1 trainer Colin Little talks about the shock he received to learn that Caulfield will close as a training base in 2023. He talks of his early life riding ponies on the racecourse and his short career as an apprentice jockey.

Episode 109: Tappy chats with Colin de Fillipe

Episode 109:  Tappy chats with Colin de Fillipe

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.

Episode 107: Tappy chats with Danny Williams (Part 2)

Episode 107:  Tappy chats with Danny Williams (Part 2)

In this segment of our two part podcast, Danny Williams talks about the job offer that changed his life. He was invited to become private trainer for former Wallaby and Eastern Suburbs League star Alan Cardy.

Episode 106: Tappy chats with Danny Williams (Part 1)

Episode 106:  Tappy chats with Danny Williams (Part 1)

In our two part podcast it is great to catch up with Danny Williams, a familiar character on racetracks with his trademark stetson. Danny, a son of former respected bush jockey Harry Williams, had a spectacular career as an amateur rider and a successful transition to the pro ranks.

Episode 104: Tappy chats with Allan Denham

Episode 104: Tappy chats with Allan Denham

Great to welcome Allan Denham to the podcast. His trademark humour is ever-present as he looks back on his time as an apprentice jockey. His friends thought he’d last five minutes. He hung in there for seven years, riding 400 winners and winning an apprentices premiership.

Episode 95: Tappy chats with John Sadler (Part 2)

Episode 95:  Tappy chats with John Sadler (Part 2)

The talented trainer pays tribute to more of his favourite horses, his overseas training experiences, his time with Lloyd Williams and the new owner who bought him a Stradbroke winner.

Episode 81: Tappy chats with Rod Craig (Part 1)

Episode 81:  Tappy chats with Rod Craig (Part 1)

Rod Craig enjoyed the respect of all sections of the racing industry during four decades as a horse trainer in Sydney. He got an early Group 1 with Lady Eclipse in the 1983 Champagne Stakes and trained a host of handy horses over the next ten years.

Episode 79: Tappy chats with Jason Coyle

Episode 79:  Tappy chats with Jason Coyle

At 41 years of age Jason Coyle is embarking on the most exciting phase of his career. His future looked rosy a few years ago when invited to train horses for Nathan Tinkler who had launched a massive racing initiative under the Patinack banner.

Episode 76: Tappy chats with David Pfieffer

Episode 76:  Tappy chats with David Pfieffer

It takes a brave and passionate man to venture into the field of professional horse training in Sydney. The big stables totally dominate the scene - the smaller ones have to battle for the leftovers.