Saturday 25 May 2013
R3 No.2 Last Charge
R4 No.7 Last Pardee
R7 No.10 Enduro
Sunday 26 May 2013
R1 No.9 Transforming
Meeting the Jolly family en masse it is easy to establish the glue that holds it all together.
With three generations of the tight-knit clan patiently assembled for a photograph, Family clearly comes first with the Jolly kin, but the noble beast gains a close second billing.
If the Jollys had a motto it would be something along the lines of: "Work hard and treat people and animals with equal kindness."
Patriarch Peter Jolly gained his love of horses at the age of five when first setting eyes on his own pony. His father was a butcher who prepared and drove the occasional harness horse as a hobby, but it was only when Peter teamed with Helen Cowper 50 years ago that the Jolly racing dynasty began to flourish.
Together they established Glenferrie Stud at Willunga on property formerly owned by Helen's father, Bob Cowper.
"I always wanted to be a trainer, but I could see there wasn't any money in it," Peter said.
"I started off milking cows for 15 years until we had enough money to get an agistment property.
"When my father-in-law split up his dairy farm he sold me a couple of 20 acre blocks and off we went."
The Jollys' three children, Susanne, David and Richard were all raised on the farm.
Breeding and selling yearlings was the mainstay of Glenferrie, but training and racing a few thoroughbreds was a pleasurable sideline for Jolly senior. Smart mare Forextra who won 12 races over the Morphettville 1200m, was his best and ignited his desire to train full-time.
“I used to love being a jockey and now training is my passion”
Richard started training horses in August 2000 having retired from racing as a leading heavyweight jockey in January 2000. Since this time Richard has had a great deal of success finishing consistently in the top group of trainers from year to year, a real achievement in such a competitive industry.” Read more...
We couldn't jag a winner on Saturday, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. With 7 runners we thought we'd be in with half a chance.
Our apprentice Jake Toeroek rode two 3rds for us on Quick Lover in the forth, and Shoctonic in the fifth. Our next best result came in the feature race of the day, the Listed Paul's Manihi Classic. Our two runners, Draw Forward with Paul Gatt on board, and Mr Good Cat ridden by Jake Toeroek, deadheated for 4th.
At the end of the month we'll sadly say goodbye to one of our long serving employees. Chris Shepherdson, who has been with us since he left school 9 years ago, is moving on to greener pastures, and a change of life style.
We're sorry to see you go Chris. You're welcome back any time.
Chris with Very Discreet at Flemington