Sport

A TRUE CHAMPION

DECORATED: Barry Gill is one of the region's most successful trainers. (Below) The recently retired Unique Fuse pictured with Taylor Ratten.
DECORATED: Barry Gill is one of the region's most successful trainers. (Below) The recently retired Unique Fuse pictured with Taylor Ratten. Tom Daunt

RACING: He is one of the regions most successful thoroughbred trainers.

He has dedicated a lifetime to the sport and experienced the best, and the worst racing has to offer.

But for Barry Gill, the risk has been worth the reward.

What started as a casual interest in racing graduated into a training career that has spanned two states and three decades.

Modelling his successful formula off his father (also a trainer), Gill has trained winning gallopers in four separate Gympie cups.

An advocate of the country racing scene, Gill said it was the density and quality of racing in Gympie that brought him to town in 1994.

"In those days they raced here (Gympie) every week,” he said.

"There were races all the time for your horses and Queensland is a pretty good place to live.”

While he does not have a starter in the feature race this Saturday, 2016 has seen a number of younger horses enter the Gill stable which he says is necessary after retiring the ever consistent Unique Fuse.

He says "the thrill of the kill” is what keeps him in the game, sighting the difference in individual horses and moulding younger horses into winners is what it is all about for him.

Unfortunately, Gill is out of contention for this years three cup trainers challenge which culminates this Saturday with the running of the Gympie Cup.

Iconic trainer and guest speaker at the Gympie Turf Club's annual member's luncheon, Pat Duff will start as favourite to take out the $5000 bonus with Fasta Than Light, who holds a narrow lead going into the feature race.

Gates open at 11am with racing from 1.15pm.

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie turf club racing



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