In this edition of the Gazette, we have a chat to OTI’s General Manager, Shayne Driscoll, who has been an integral part of the team for over 18 years.
Terry gives his take on the use of the whip, we look at our runners, recent news and winners, and introduce you to an athletic colt out of Tom Melbourne’s family. All that and much more!
A CHAT WITH SHAYNE DRISCOLL
“The ability to share race
wins with clients/co-owners is the most rewarding part of the job. Even though I may not be financially invested in the horse, I feel as though I am emotionally invested in each of them, so sharing the thrill of a win and the post-race banter and discussion that follows remains a significantly rewarding part of my job.”
TO WHIP OR NOT TO WHIP
“To control a thoroughbred in a race, a jockey must carry a whip. However, a whip used as a form of encouragement for a horse to run faster is optional. Here lies racing’s challenge; With current social trends, it is likely that whips for encouragement of horses will be banned within 10-15 years.”