Saturday 14 December 2013
R3 No.4 Typhoon
R5 No.11 Enduro
R6 No.12 Power Button
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...
Please note that there will be no Friday night drinks at the stables this month. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to an exciting and rewarding 2014. See you all back at the bar in January.
Quick Lover came from last on the bend to swoop home for a brilliant 3/4 length win. She also provided Jake Toeroek with his 100 career win. Congratulations to all the Connections.
Pistolier and Golden Penny both came 4th. One racing on the speed, the other flying home from last.
Pistolier is racing in good form. He has blinkers off for the first time. Looks a good winning chance again.
Quick Lover sprints well fresh. This looks a suitable race for her. She is amongst our better chances.
Golden Penny is racing in career best form although she has to overcome a wide gate and she's creeping up in the weights. Still expect a big run from her.
Enduro is likely to be saved for the following Saturday.