Dennis Picker is one trots trainer who has no intention of getting caught up in the grind of racing all year round.
In the last six or seven years Dennis has established a pattern of working a team of twenty horses, including five yearlings
The crowd had dwindled and the bids were sparse when Lot 202 walked into the ring at the 2015 Bathurst Gold Crown yearling sale. Chris Frisby had already secured a couple of “cheapies” and wasn’t really interested in a third. He sat down for a moment and took a cursory look at the Sportswriter colt from Rooftop Fairy.
Harry Martin seems to have been around Sydney harness racing tracks forever, and was well ensconced when I trained and drove my very first horse, a two year old filly called Red Mittens. Harry had a filly called Miss Viscount at the same time, and I clearly recall going around with him in early trials, and in a race or two.
The NSW Standardbred Owners Association Bonus Race Series is under way for 2018, with the support of two eager young ambassadors.