Egmont Park breeder, John Martin has played the highest level of Australian squash, but now some 25 years after reaching his peak in that sport, the Mines Manager, now gets his biggest sporting kick out of harness racing.
Racing Queensland CEO has the industry at heart having been a racing fan from way back. The Sydney-born 52-year-old, who brought live racing into lounge rooms and pubs throughout Australasia, spoke to Duane Ranger last week.
Max Towns is still training horses with his son Brett at the age of 83. The durable Fernvale horseman knows the equine breed inside and out – and has done so for nearly eight decades. Here’s his story.
And you thought your year was bad! Try living in Gail Geeson’s shoes. The 49yo has endured a year from hell, yet has come through the other side cancer-free. Here’s her roller-coaster story.
For 42 years former Brisbane GP, Dr John Mammino, has owned and bred standardbreds… but once he hit 78 (last year) his personal milestones really began to tumble. Congratulations Doctor, keep those wins coming.
One of the world's greatest trainers of standardbred horse-flesh, Jimmy Takter, described Mr Feelgood as "scary good" and it came as no surprise to the Swedish-based American that Mr Feelgood is now kicking goals at stud.
Thanks to the kind sponsorship of Kevin and Kay Seymour, six junior drivers have just spent six weeks undertaking extensive media training with Channel 7 tutors Lillian Whiting and Suzanne Stark. Here's their story.
Queensland hosrewoman, Barb Barry, was all set to retire on her 60th birthday next year, then along came Ginger Micky in 2015 and then two years later, her pride and joy, the now 2-year-old pacing filly, Sheza Bonny Sheila. Now what?
Egmont Park Stud achieved a breeding milestone late on Tuesday evening. Not only did the Biddleston breeding establishment produce its first foal of 2020, but it was also the first foal by 'first-season sire', Ohoka Punter.
Matt Elkins and his partner Narissa McMullen will form a formidable training partnership on September 1. Elkins will take just one horse into the new set-up - a gift horse from Kevin and Kay Seymour, who won at Albion Park last start.
Clarendon horseman, Trent Dawson, has given up a University career to concentrate fully on harness racing with his fiancee, Crystal Towns.
John Polson puts his recent Group One win down to the outstanding start in life Big Wheels and his older brother, Blacksadance, were given at Egmonst Park Stud.
Little did Kevin Seymour know that when he purchased Call Girl from New Zealand back in December 1982, it would be the start of a breeding empire in Queensland.
The Biddetson Couple, who manage Egmont Park, were responsible for managing both the mares who produced both 2-year-old Group One colt and filly winners of Qbred finals run at Albion Park last Saturday night.