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.
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.
We catch up with retiring auctioneer Peter Heagney who sold his final lot on behalf of Inglis at last week’s Great Southern sale. Peter talks of his mixed emotions as he brought down the gavel on a fifty year career working for three different companies, the last 25 years with Inglis.
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.
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.
When it comes to greyhound racing there’s no better raconteur than respected journalist Jeff Collerson. In our special interview Jeff reflects on half a century as chief greyhound writer for the Mirror and the Telegraph.
The champion harness horseman talks about the tragedy that turned his family upside down early in his life. He reflects on his first win at Echuca and the thrill of his first Moonee Valley win. John talks of his long and happy marriage to Maree and his wife’s success as a trainer.