OTI Gazette | Issue 86

In this edition of the OTI Gazette, we have a chat to Flemington trainer Nick Ryan, who is well-known for his achievements as a Champion apprentice jockey, but is now making a name for himself as a trainer.

We take a look back at the year that was, assess this weekend’s runners, check in on some new imports and also introduce an exciting young gelding by Tivaci.

All that and much more!


“My first win as an apprentice was at Werribee in November 2002 on an even money favourite. Family and school friends were all there to watch so it really was a buzz and I didn’t ever want to do anything else. As a Trainer it was at Albury 2014 with Purrplexed – I was licensed in NSW at the time and Albury was my home track. I realised then to get a winner it was never going to be a walk in the park!”


“As we reach the end of the calendar year, few will argue that racing is generally in good shape. While Racing Australia still does not function as a national force as it was designed to do, there are signs that the relationships between New South Wales and Victorian administrators are thawing. From a national perspective, that can only benefit our sport.