karrotsishere Posted November 23, 2021 Share Posted November 23, 2021 1. How did you get involved in Harness? Father travelled to NZ with 4 mates and a great Tassie pacer named Halwes for the Auckland Interdominion when I was young, and decided to stay on in NZ afterwards. 2. How many years have you been involved? 20 years (gave it away to get married and have kids) Great life for a young single bloke though ! travelled all over NZ and Oz and wouldn't of missed it for quids. 3. Who is the best horse you have seen? Village Kid and Popular Alm. 4. Who is the best horse you have driven? My Lightning Blue. 5. Who is the best horse you worked with? Frederick. 6. Who is your favourite horse? Blacks A Fake (4 Interdom wins and 2nds as well for Nat Rasmussen) will never be equalled. 7. What track do you rate as best? Moonee Valley and Alexandra Park. 8. What is your Fondest memory? Gammalite and Popular Alm quinella in 1983 Auckland Interdominion GF. 9. Biggest Punting Win? Trifecta at Auckland when took the great Tony Herlihy for 1st, a horse I raced myself for 2nd (beaten a head) and the 'field' for third. 3rd placegetter was the 4th emergency that got a run with form 0000 and paid $28 for a place . I scooped the pool. 10. What is one of the funniest moments? Visited a Tassie relative ,who raced pacers, and all his pictures were in the little Tin garden shed hanging up. A rake, a framed photo, a spade, a framed photo, etc all around the walls of his shed. Missus musn't of wanted them in the house lol......... he loved his tin shed that bloke lol..... 11. What is one of the saddest moment? When trainers I started out with passed away. Jim Smith at Takanini especially. 12. Happy moments? Meeting my future wife at Albion Park. People used to go as had music and entertainment that started up after the last race was run, well into the night. Dead as a doornail these days. 13. What do you enjoy on this chat forum? Finding some folk still keen on harness racing! I love NZ horses. 14. Would you race a horse again? Unlikely, as put it in the same basket as training + driving. Sort of "been there - done that" already and happy with that. 15. Should others race them? Sure, best if you know the trainer personally though & race a horse in partnership with their family members or something like that. 16. Do you watch replays of wins? Not of own horses. Don't even have pic's on the walls actually (just kids primary school art is still up framed lol) But often watch YouTube replays of old Interdominions, NZ Cups, Derbies and Miracle Miles. Some of the best entertainment going !!! Eat your heart out Netflix. lol. 4 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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