John Tapp

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 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 112: Tappy chats with Peter Heagney

Episode 112:  Tappy chats with Peter Heagney

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.

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 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 96: Tappy chats with John Caldow

Episode 96:  Tappy chats with John Caldow

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.

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 91: Tappy chats with Fred Hastings

Episode 91:  Tappy chats with Fred Hastings

Great to chat with Sydney harness racing caller Fred Hastings who achieved the rare distinction of tipping the programme at Penrith last week (11/4/2019).