Interview with rising star Toby Lake

Toby Lake, 18, has grown up with horses, dad Steven Lake is a trainer and before that was a jockey. Toby went from Pony Club to working for Bendigo-based Shane Fliedner 4 years ago and while riding track work got ‘the bug’ for race riding. A career as a Professional jockey eluded Toby as he was too big to make […] Continue Reading

A natural born trainer: Rebecca Waymouth interview

Horses have been part of Rebecca Waymouth’s life since she was born and many of her close and extended family are part of Victoria’s racing community. The Waymouth family have kept horses at their Boneo stables on the Mornington Peninsula for 18 years after moving there from Balnarring. Rebecca started training as a hobby when she was 19 years old […] Continue Reading

Interview: Reece Goodwin’s season gets off to a flyer

When we interviewed Picnic jockey Reece Goodwin, 18, he was in good spirits. Not surprising given that he’s currently leading this season’s Premiership! Horses have been part of Reece’s life since he was born, he lives and works at Seymour with his dad, trainer Barry Goodwin. Was there ever any doubt in your mind that you would become a jockey? […] Continue Reading

PicnicBet.com on a day at the Picnics

When Peter Bon of PicnicBet.com created picnicracing.com.au over 8 years ago his intention was to provide a resource for the Picnic Racing community and to help the sport gain some recognition from the wider racing industry. Back then there was a distinct lack of information available to Picnic Racing fans and it wasn’t as widely promoted as it is today. Today picnicracing.com.au is jam-packed with fixtures, form, results, post-meeting […] Continue Reading

Wider promotion for the Picnics will grow our sport

  When Quilly Park’s Richard Anderson talked to Brad Jamison at Casey Radio 97.7FM a couple of weeks ago he didn’t hold back. Richard’s love of Picnic Racing and enthusiasm for securing wider promotion for the Picnics was supported by Brad on air. Country Racing Victoria did a great job of staging the inaugural Quilly Park Cranbourne Corinthian to kick […] Continue Reading

Capturing moments as ‘A Picnic Family’

Gippsland’s Naomi Seccombe is a familiar face around Victoria’s Picnic racing circuit and can usually be seen behind her camera capturing the action as it happens. Naomi and her jockey husband Grant met in their teens and have been together since they started out in their fascinating careers in horse racing. Naomi, whose dad is a trainer, has been around […] Continue Reading

Interview with Premiership winner Courtney Pace

Bendigo-based jockey Courtney Pace, 26, reigning Victorian Picnic Jockey of the Year was in great spirits when we interviewed her and has some good advice for aspiring jockeys. How long have you been riding? Dad’s a trainer so I’ve been around horses all of my life, riding as long as I can remember and doing track work since I was […] Continue Reading

From Cranbourne to Traralgon, now we’re heading to Balnarring

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks at Quilly Park! On Friday, October 16th we were proud sponsor of the inaugural Cranbourne Corinthian to launch the start of the picnic racing season at Cranbourne. The jockeys were delighted to get a crack at the Open Trophy Picnic Race under lights and the race was broadcast live on Racing.com. Cranbourne Turf […] Continue Reading

Interview with jockey Clay Beasy

Quilly Park interviews Moorooduc-based Clay Beasy on the highs and lows of life as a jockey. How long have horses been a part of your life? Since I was born, I’ve been riding since I was 4. What got you started? Have you ever questioned your decision to become a jockey? Racing is in our family. I did question whether […] Continue Reading