In this edition of the Gazette, we get an insight into the life of a fan favourite jockey, Dean Yendall, look at the highs and lows of racing and introduce a new mare to the Phillip Stokes camp. Also, Matt Stewart talks about horses capturing the imagination of the public.
As always, there is plenty to unpack!
A CONVERSATION WITH DEAN YENDALL
‘I’ve ridden against many good jockeys over the years and it brings out the best in us. When I’m riding against Christine I am always aware where she is in the race, but it is every man for himself out there. I’m always hoping that if I can’t win that she will. We are the first married couple to be in a dead heat after that happened at Mildura a few years ago.’
CELEBRATE AND ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES
‘So celebrate long and hard when success flows. It will help sustain those times when the news is not so welcoming. And when that bad news comes and you are comfortable that actions are being taken to turn fortunes around, it pays, as one long time racing philosopher once said, “to turn the page”.’