Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Darren Winningham

After an extended period down south, Travis Wolfgram is happily back home in Queensland where he has been making the most of his opportunities since returning to the Gold Coast, as evidenced by the treble he brought home on Saturday.

“I suppose the decision to come back to Queensland was more family based than anything else,” explained Wolfgram.

“Just being from the Gold Coast and having a family here … I missed them. I am a bit of a family man and Sydney was just a bit too far away.

“I wanted to come back a few years ago when I finished my apprenticeship but there were opportunities in Sydney that were presenting themselves. Each season I was there things got better. I got more rides. I rode more winners and I was riding for the bigger stables and it didn’t seem to be right to come home without giving it a decent crack.

“Then, when the pandemic hit, I thought … ok, at the end of this season I really want to come home,” continued Wolfgram. “With what was going on, you just don’t know what is going to happen next and I didn’t want to be away from family at a time like this … so I actually made the decision to come home months ago.

“I had always planned to see out the end of the season before returning, but then I had an appendix rupture, so I had an operation to get that out which ended my season early.

“A week after that they said the border to Queensland was closing so I jumped straight into my car and got back as soon as I could.

“I missed the first month of the season in Queensland through that appendix operation … and then I rushed and pushed to get back a bit earlier than I should have, and I paid the consequences two weeks later.

“I had to pull the pin here at the races one day and go to hospital to have it all checked out and then I took a few days off. It was about a week before I came back just to make sure it was right.

“The opportunities here have presented themselves.,” said Wolfgram, “and I have tried to grab them with both hands and I do think I am making the most of it.

“Amongst other things, I’ve been fortunate enough to get on a horse called Beaufort Park who I won a few on in New South Wales and he took me to town last week and gave me a Saturday winner up in Brisbane.

“I am booked to go back there with him again in the next couple of weeks.

“It’s very exciting to have owners and trainers who, if you win on a horse, are happy to keep you on and take you to town. I’ve been very fortunate with the cattle I have been on and I am thankful for all of the opportunities I have been offered since I’ve come back to Queensland.

“My aim is to keep making the most of my opportunities and to prove that I am just as good as anyone else in town.

“There is nothing like riding winners to get attention, so Saturday (with the three winners) was a very good day,” concluded Wolfgram.

Wolfgram’s winners at the Gold Coast on Saturday were Olympic Class ($9.50) for Michael Costa, Ramtastic ($1.85) and He’s The News ($2.25), both for Brisbane trainer Kelly Schweida.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Likely Cox Plate Field – 2020

The 2020 Cox Plate will be run this weekend (24/10/2020) and the field is taking shape with a majority of...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated today’s racing at Randwick and Caulfield after collecting $282,861.60 from...

Classique Legend lost to Hong Kong

In a bittersweet postscript to The Everest, Classique Legend’s owner Bon Ho has confirmed the horse will head overseas. While...

Verry Elleegant gives Chris Waller his first Caulfield Cup

Australia’s premier trainer Chris Waller and jockey Mark Zahra landed their first Caulfield Cup wins when outstanding five-year-old Verry Elleegant...

Watch 📺 Swooping magpie gets KO’d

At Doomben this afternoon one of the most bizarre things we have seen on the race track happened. A magpie...

Watch 📺 ‘Dickhead’ golfers in a near miss at Ellerslie

A pair of golfers have had been left red-faced after narrowly avoiding being trampled during the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m)...

Caulfield Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Caulfield Cup. The Caulfield Cup was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 17/10/2020....

The Everest results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Everest. The Everest was raced at Randwick racecourse on 17/10/2020. Replay:...

Champion mare Winx loses foal

Champion mare Winx has tragically lost her first foal, a filly by super sire I Am Invincible. Trainer Chris Waller...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Manikato Stakes

The Manikato Stakes is a Group l sprint race and is the one of the premier races of the Spring...

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2020 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 3rd November. The race that stops...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.