Second win for QP-bred Laughing Heir

Quilly Park-bred Laughing Heir won for the second time at Benalla on September 4th over 1106m. The Street Boss x Pedigree Pays gelding is trained by Tasmania-based Paul Maher. Laughing Heir has now had 3 starts for 2 wins and will only improve with more racing. After being slow away and getting back to last with the big weight of […] Continue Reading

The new life of Brian

Former Champion Jumps Jockey Brian Constable’s whole life changed when he lost his leg to septicemia last year. Taking an entirely new direction, Brian is now focused on the road to the Paralympics. Quilly Park are proud to support him in his quest as an active sponsor. Last week, Brian was interviewed by RSN’s Felgate for Racing Pulse’s Open Mic. […] Continue Reading

‘You never know what’s around the corner’: Interview with Adam Bodey

Adam Bodey’s return to the saddle for the Quilly Park Balnarring Cup on Onya Keithy was a crowd-pleaser and a significant moment on a personal level for the jockey. The picnics’ legend who chalked up 14 consecutive jockey premiership wins has also been training horses for over 10 years clocking up some great results in the combined roles of trainer […] Continue Reading

From Yea to Cheltenham: A jump-start for Roustoby

Three years ago Adam Roustoby moved to Victoria from Tasmania with his wife Anita Bell to give himself a real crack at getting his jumps licence. Adam figured that the Victorian picnics would be a great place to chalk up some valuable race riding experience on the flat before trialling over jumps. Anita trained in Tasmania and now rides regularly on […] Continue Reading

‘This is the life for me’: Interview with Grant Seccombe

When Grant Seccombe started dating his now-wife Naomi aged 15 the course of his life changed forever. Naomi’s father is a part-time trainer and he introduced Grant to the world of racing. Grant became hooked and after leaving school in year 12, went on to become an apprentice Jockey with Chris Hyland in Cranbourne. 6 years later, Grant and Naomi […] Continue Reading

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

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

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

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