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Michael McGill

  • Interview: Getting to know Blaike McDougall

    JustHorseRacing.com.au writer Michael McGill interviews jockey Blaike McDougall. View the interview below. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Ryde and spent the first few years of my life in Parramatta then my Nan brought me up in a place called Portland up… Read More »

     
  • Interview: Getting to know Samantha Clenton

    JustHorseRacing.com.au writer Michael McGill interviews jockey Samantha Clenton. View the interview below.   You grew up in Herons Creek. Did you grow up in a racing family? No however we grew up with a horse background. Mum and Dad had horses and I grew up around them and we had… Read More »

     
  • Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2016 Day: Key jockey insights

    We caught up with five of the top jockeys riding at Royal Randwick on Saturday to get their thoughts on the horses they will be riding in the four Group Ones. Tommy Berry Australian Oaks – Chabaud: She is a nice star on the rise. They have sort of taken… Read More »

     
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  • Interview: Getting to know Luke Marlow

    Just Horse Racing writer Michael McGill interviews up-and-coming race caller Luke Marlow. View his interview below. Tell us about growing up in rural Queensland? Well I love the bush and I grew up in a town of 800 people called Thangool. It was a great grounding for me to live… Read More »

     
  • Doncaster Mile 2016 Day: Key jockey insights

    We caught up with seven of the top jockeys riding at Royal Randwick to get their thoughts on the horses they will be riding in the four Group Ones. More: View our 2016 Doncaster Mile day TIPS James McDonald Telperion (Sires Produce): 1400 metres is perfect. Obviously we would like… Read More »

     
  • The Country Championship Final – Great for the bush

    The Country Championships have been a huge success with the country region of NSW getting a real boost in terms of awareness, excitement and possibilities. Everyone has really got behind the concept knowing they could be the ones leading in the winner at Randwick with a prize pool of $400,000… Read More »

     
  • Zac Purton Looking for Group One Glory at Randwick

    Zac Purton heads to Randwick on Saturday with two very live chances in the Doncaster and Sires Produce; two races that he has previously won. Kermadec is hoping to become the eighth horse to win back to back Doncasters after claiming victory last year. Randwick is a happy hunting ground… Read More »

     
  • Interview: Getting to know Thomas Huet

    JustHorseRacing.com.au writer Michael McGill interviews jockey Thomas Huet. View the interview below.   Where in France were you born? I was born in a little country town three hours south of Paris called Tulle in the Loire Valley. I lived there until I was sixteen years old and then moved up… Read More »

     
  • Interview: Getting to know Nick Olive

    JustHorseRacing write Michael McGill interviews NSW country trainer Nick Olive. View the interview below. Do you come from a racing background? Not as such. My dad used to go to the races but he was not working in the Industry.   When did you decide you wanted to be a… Read More »

     
  • Interview: Getting to know Tye Angland

    You grew up in Wagga. Did you come from a racing background? No not at all. I grew up on a farm doing rodeos and horse sports but not racing.   Where did you start your apprenticeship and who was it with? I did my apprenticeship with Garry Frazer at… Read More »

     
  • Interview: Getting to know Blake Spriggs

    It is always refreshing in the racing industry to meet a young jockey who knows what they want and puts in the hard yards to make that dream happen. One such hoop is Blake Spriggs. For a young man he has already seen the highs and lows of the sport… Read More »

     
  • Interview: Getting to know Paul King

    Paul King or The Duck as he is more fondly known had a very successful career in Western Australia for many years where he was one of the leading riders. During his career he has ridden 16 Group One winners and also had stints in places like Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius… Read More »

     
  • Shane Dye – Saying what many think!

    The question that needs to be answered is why are there so many serious back and head injuries that now result in more deaths. The answer is VESTS. Vests have been the biggest cover-up in Australian racing. Everybody knows what I believe about the vest. Before they were brought in,… Read More »

     
  • The name of the Game is Fame

    Last year Zac Purton was the Champion Jockey of Hong Kong who was the toast of Melbourne when he won the Caulfield Cup on the Japanese horse Admire Rakti. He then went into the Melbourne Cup as the well fancied favourite and everyone was expecting more success. Unfortunately as we… Read More »

     
  • Interview: Getting to know Ron Dufficy

    Ron Dufficy has been a track work rider, senior jockey, form analyst, newspaper journalist, radio personality and TV pundit. He has also ridden some of the best horses in the business and managed several top jockeys too. We were lucky to catch up with him recently to discuss his career… Read More »

     
  • Interview: Getting to know Michael Walker

    Michael Walker has just picked up the plumb ride on Criterion for the Caulfield Stakes and Cox Plate. It is another feather in the cap for the jockey who took New Zealand racing by storm when he won the Jockeys Premiership as an apprentice. We caught up with him to… Read More »

     
  • Interview: Getting to know Glenn Munsie

    Michael McGill interviews media personality Glenn Munsie. View his interview below. Your father Norm was a well respected jockey who rode a lot for Bob Mead and owner/bookie Ken Rogers. Do you remember any stories of their successful plunges? Well before that he rode for a man by the name… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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