Racing Podcast

Episode 148: Tappy chats with Jade McNaught

Episode 148: Tappy chats with Jade McNaught

Brilliant WA apprentice Jade McNaught reflects on her history making feat at the Belmont track on September 14th 2019, when she became the first apprentice in the state to win six races in one day on a metro track. Jade talks of her decision to become an apprentice jockey at age 30, twice the age of most junior riders. She reflects on her first two ponies and her achievements at pony club and in the show ring. Jade remembers the experience she gained working with performance horses and on a well known WA stud farm. Jade McNaught’s journey has been an inspiring one. She talks to us from the Geraldton races at the end of a four hour road trip from Perth.

Episode 145: Tappy chats with Greg Hickman

Episode 145:  Tappy chats with Greg Hickman

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.

Episode 141: Tappy chats with Gary Harley - Part 1

Episode 141:  Tappy chats with Gary Harley - Part 1

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.

Episode 140: Tappy chats with Clare Cunningham

Episode 140:  Tappy chats with Clare Cunningham

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.

Episode 138: Tappy chats with Colin Alderson (Part 1)

Episode 138:  Tappy chats with Colin Alderson (Part 1)

Colin recalls his aspirations to become a jockey and his brief experience at the Drouin picnic races. He remembers with affection a mare called Byam Rose who launched his career as a trainer.

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.