To say Burges covered more ground than the early explorers certainly wouldn’t be telling a fib.
Understandably, Englebrecht rates his 1999 Group 1 George Ryder Stakes winner Referral as the best horse he has trained in his lengthy career.
Whilst he has trained more than 250 winners since taking out his licence in 2009, many racing enthusiasts may not be aware he was an integral part of the team which guided Takeover Target from Queanbeyan to international fame.
Nothwithstanding keeping a small string, Deamer’s talents quickly caught the eye of major industry players such as the late Nick Moraitis and one of Australian racing’s leading syndicators Dynamic.
The prizemoney isn’t anywhere near as lucrative as that $1.3m purse and omens don’t always become reality either, but the experienced Grafton trainer will surely climb another mountain if he can land a special race on his home track at this week’s July carnival.
Twenty-eight-year-old Seib hadn’t intended to take up training outright so early in her life – but is making every post a winner from an opportunity thrust upon her in the most tragic of circumstances.
Newing has won races on no less than 40 racetracks in New South Wales and Queensland, and started horses on another 34 in those two States as well as Victoria.
This has been a season to savour for Croft, one of Hawkesbury’s longest-serving trainers.
It's 19 years since Paul Perry set the racing world alight by achieving the “impossible” – winning Royal Ascot’s famous sprint double with a horse from the other side of the world!