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2 racing greats apply to train in NSW

Ric Chapman in Interviews 12 Jul 2016
  • Two familiar faces about to start training winners in NSW
Keen golfer and astute racing analyst Richard Freedman, above, is about to be granted a licence to train racehorses

It will be announced very shortly that two extremely high profile racing identities are about to be licenced to train in NSW.

The first is yet another Freedman - this time media star Richard who has applied for boxes at Hawkesbury racecourse. 

The other is Queensland's juggernaut trainer Tony Gollan who has applied for boxes at Rosehill.

And both parties are very confident of getting the tick of approval from Racing NSW.

Both tracks have boxes available.

Gollan told News Corp he is looking to expand his operation and will need to wait up to four weeks to find out if successful with his NSW application.

“We have had talks with the ATC and we have thrown our hat in the ring for some boxes down there to open up another stable and at this stage we believe that is being looked upon favourably but we won’t know the answer to that for another four weeks," he said. 
“We feel the timing would be good for us to possibly open another stable down there and therefore have a presence in both states.”

Tony Gollan is a progressive trainer with ambition and talent to go with it.

 The 37-year-old and his wife Jane, have enjoyed a remarkable rise up the national training ranks since moving to Brisbane from Toowoomba four years ago.

Gollan broke the late Bruce ­McLachlan’s longstanding Queensland record for the most metropolitan winners in a season with a figure of 79 in 2014-15 and has since bettered his own mark this season (80.5).

He will also claim his third consecutive Brisbane metropolitan premiership this season.

He's hoping to expand on his healthy base of NSW owners and is also eager to give his Queensland clients the chance to race horses in both states....for bigger prizemoney.

The metropolitan prizemoney is set to rise in a few months.

Meanwhile, Freedman said that he is hoping to hang the Business Under New Management shingle out as of 1 August.

"That's the idea and all seems to be rolling along smoothly. Any one with horses, always welcome here. I appreciate the support."

Freedman a couple of decades ago was an integral member of the very successful Freedman Brothers Incorporated (FBI) with brothers Lee, Anthony and Michael, based in Melbourne.

Hawkesbury officials are backing the move.

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2 racing greats apply to train in NSW

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