Herne- Another young trainer on the rise!

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Yesterday I put up an article on how lucky we are to have such good jockey’s in our ranks, and on the same note we are very lucky to have some real up and coming young trainers in Queensland who have put themselves on the line and try to make a go in the racing game. We know that with stagnant prizemoney with no increases in the last five years that things have never been tougher and these young guys and girls also deserve a lot of support to help them play a part in Brisbane racing.

Bradley Herne is one of these young trainers who is coming through the ranks and doing his best to make his mark. He trained God’s Hand to a very nice win on Saturday and he feels he is starting to get a guide on the horse who was originally with Bart Cummings. “We figured Bart couldn’t get him to stay so there wasn’t much point us trying. So we keep him on the fresh side and run in races around 1400m. He is thin skinned and has never really liked anyone touching him, so we let him go back get to the outside.” Herne told us.

Brad also told brissyraces that God’s Hand is still eligible for a couple of class 6 races so he will probably head in that direction. He also agreed with my assessment of the track on Saturday, and felt you definitely did not need to be a wet tracker to win, and that it was a very fair track to race on. Brad had done three years working under Liam Birchley and new when Sirena Ligera won (duffer in the wet) that God’s Hand would be very competitive.

Brad has been around horses and worked under some very talented trainers for a long time now and is getting his business bigger and better all the time. I encourage anyone looking to try a young trainer to look at some of the young guns in the training ranks, especially some of our brissyraces favourites that we catch up with a bit- Adam O’Neill (Deagon) – Natalie M’Call (Sunshine Coast)- Ben Currie (Toowoomba) and Brad Herne. I am sure they would all be happy to have you on board as owners, and we need to support the young guys to keep them in our system and give them every chance to succeed.

If you would like to talk to Brad or one of the other trainers I mentioned in regards to buying a horse or a share in a horse just get in contact with me via the contact gibbo link on the front page.

He also gave us a little steer into a couple of his horses racing Friday. He feels Flash The Rock is a chance if it is dry, and Defy All Odds is more of a chance if the track is wet. Thanks Brad!

We will hopefully catch up with Brad again some time this month and do our next “One on One” interview and find out a little more about him, his vast background and the top trainers he has worked with.

***Also the Derby draw has been done in Sydney today and there was a heap of rain overnight with the chance of showers each day leading into the race day.

1 _ 1111 Jimmy Choux dm (1) J K Riddell
2 _ 7067 Anacheeva m (6) L Nolen
3 _ 2726 Retrieve mb (12) K Mc Evoy
4 _ 0569 Praecido (14) C W Brown
5 _ X645 Masquerader (5) G Schofield
6 _ 1410 Domesky n (3) Craig Williams
7 _ 3096 He’s Remarkable m (13) M Rodd
8 _ 7734 Light Brigade h (2) N Rawiller
9 _ 9042 I Think I Do h (11) S W Arnold
10 _ 5178 Shadowofexcellence (7)
11 _ 2041 High Density (4) Ms K O’Hara
12 _ 1845 King Gladiator m (9) J Bowman
13 _ 4840 Ducarius (10) C Reith
14 _ X413 Shamrocker (8) G Boss

I will put a preview of the derby and a couple of the group 1’s Thursday, so be sure to check in and have a read. Fingers crossed we get dryish tracks to work with in Sydney and Brisbane.

If any members are going to watch Black Caviar we would love to get a couple of photo’s of her (and you guys) at the races to put on the site if you would like them on too.