Racing Podcast

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 115: Tappy chats with Danny Brereton (Part 2)

Episode 115:  Tappy chats with Danny Brereton (Part 2)

In part two Dan Brereton pays tribute to the wonderful trainers who helped him along the way.

He reflects on very successful riding stints in Hong Kong and Macau. He was the first Australian Club Jockey to be appointed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

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 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 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 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).