THE PODCAST

001 : Pam O'Neill - A racing great

We chat with a person who was the trailblazer for women in horse racing. After becoming the first licensed female jockey in Australia, Pam changed the landscape of racing  forever.

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002 : The Fine Cotton Affair - Explore the underbelly of horse racing

Alan and Bridge explore one of Australia’s most infamous sporting scandals. Listen in to discover an unbelievable story of lies, white paint and two horses.

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003 : Against The Ropes

Alan and Bridge chat about what goes on inside and outside of the boxing ring. Stories of boxing greats including Jeff Fenech and Kostya Tszyu will surprise and entertain you!

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004 : Trevor Gillmeister - Why are Queenslanders Different? (Part 1)

In this two-parter, Alan and Bridge speak to Trevor ‘the axe’ Gillmeister about the incredible success of the QLD Maroons and what makes them tick. With his 22 Origin caps Trevor gives brilliant insight to what went on. Not only on the field, but off.

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005 : Trevor Gillmeister - Why are Queenslanders Different? (Part 2)

In this two-parter, Alan and Bridge speak to Trevor ‘the axe’ Gillmeister about the incredible success of the QLD Maroons and what makes them tick. With his 22 Origin caps Trevor gives brilliant insight to what went on. Not only on the field, but off.

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006 : Stories from Alan's career with Channel 9

In this episode, Alan talks Bridge through the the ups and downs of his time with Channel 9, including incredible stories you won’t have heard before from behind the camera.

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007 : How to follow your dreams (School: What Shapes Us)

Alan takes Bridge down memory lane back to where everything started. He explains why he decided to chase the dream of a career in sports and what it took to get him there.

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008 : Wally Lewis- The King Part 1

In this two-part podcast, Wally talks frankly with AT and Bridge about his career, Origin, health and his family.  These funny, moving and eye-opening stories are not to be missed.

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009 : Wally Lewis- The King Part 2

In this two-part podcast, Wally talks frankly with AT and Bridge about his career, Origin, health and his family.  These funny, moving and eye-opening stories are not to be missed.

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010 : AT- Have Saddle...Will Travel

“what happens on tour stays on tour”… or so you might think!  This week Alan talks with Bridge about some of the funny things that have happened on his racing tours all over the world.  The quirks of running tours in Africa, the humour of the Irish, and the excitement of Hong Kong racing are just some of the experiences Alan shares

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011 : WINX... the best of

AT and Bridge meet up with Chris Waller and Peter Tighe at a luncheon in honour of world champion race horse, Winx.  In this episode, Chris and Peter reflect on the journey that was Winx and talk about how she changed thousands of lives.  This funny and sometimes deeply touching story is told without filters, giving us an insight into the joys and challenges of  caring for such a mighty mare. 

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012: Cricket ...... 'between the stumps'

AT shares his funny cricket memories with Bridge, self declared “non cricket fan”!  He recalls being bowled out for a duck when playing along side former Australian Cricket Captain in a match against some visually impaired players!  Enjoy !!

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013: From The Vault Part 1

AT drags some classic racing stories ‘from the vault’ to share with Bridget!  Who would have thought a midweek call would cause trouble!!

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014: Tulloch !!

 Allan talks about how his illustrious career kicked off and who would have thought it was all because of Tulloch!

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015: From the Vault part 2

  1. In “From the Vault” part 2 Alan and Bridge share ‘bar talk’ stories about people who went on to be house-hold names.

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016: Inside the world of Hugh Bowman Part 1

Hugh Bowman opens up about his early years as a jockey, and the challenging journey to championship status.  In part 1 of this his 2 part podcast, Hugh reflects on his illustrious career, the good and the not so good times.  His partnership with champion mare, Winx, made Hugh a household name.  He now shares the behind the scenes trials and tribulations with Alan and Bridge.

 

017: Inside the world of Hugh Bowman Part 2

The relationship between horse and jockey is a very special one, and as Chris Waller (WINX Episode) told AT and Bridge, Hugh and Winx were as one.  That was why she did not race unless Hugh was available to ride her. In Part 2, Hugh unpacks his relationship with Winx and explains the unique challenge of riding a Champion……It is not what you think 

 

018: The great TJ Smith

In this episode, AT reflects on the illustrious career of great trainer, Tommy Smith.  Many know of Tommy as the father of champion trainer, Gai Waterhouse, or, the trainer of Tulloch but there was much more to TJ and many more great horses.  Tommy was a champion trainer of his time.  Or was he before his time?  This week, AT shares his TJ stories with Bridge.

019: Influences

Bridge runs the show this week, probing AT on the people who really influenced his style and career choices.  AT opens up about who he respected and looked up to.  

020: Tennis and Golf

From being a ball boy for Tony Roach to serving up an ace to JA (aka John Alexander) AT and Bridge chat about the challenges of both ball games that are entrenched in Australian Sporting culture and history.  AT shares his hilarious stories about how he has played with (or against) Australian legends.

021: Jockeys... the colour of racing

On the eve of the 2020 Magic Millions the racing community engages in conversation, trying to pick that elusive winner.  “who’s steering” asked time over.  The colourful racing industry is richly enhanced by the characters that risk their lives to ride every day.  Jockeys…. enjoy AT and Bridge

022: Two biggest clangers !

AT shares memories with Bridge, talking about clangers……big races can sometimes put added pressure on the broadcaster and when things don’t go to plan, it is very public. AT reveals it takes until the same race next year to get the monkey off your back!

 

023: Aussie Lamb Sam!!

What a day this was !!!!! Catching up with two AFL Legends , Sam Kekovich and Ron Barassi. NOW A TREAT FOR EVERYONE!!! I thought it was only appropriate being the AUSTRALIA Day weekend the we should have Sam ( the lamb man ) on my podcast series The Sports Whisperer. The story Sam tells about how he tried to cheat his pre season weight over the master coach Barassi is a must listen. 

"024: The "grey flash" who wouldn't run, he was a champion !

Michale Hawkes shares his journey training one of the greatest sprinters in the world of his time. An international Group 1 winner, Chatauqua rose to infamy because of his last preparations where he simply refused to jump away from the barriers. Michael talks about his personality and intelligence. Michael explains what really happened behind the scenes.

"025: Boom horse Alligator Blood and the David Van Dyke Story

Tenacity and resilience, two characteristics of a poker player that have been referred to as “alligator blood”.  The boon horse Alligator Blood could not be more aptly named, but the same could be said for his trainer, owners and jockey, all of  who have had to overcome their own challenges.

026: Gerry Harvey, life, business and horses Part 1

027: Gerry Harvey, life, business and horses Part 2

In this episode, Gerry talks about how he developed his love of racing, from taking bets on the way home from school to owning the world-class thoroughbred sale house, Magic Millions. It is a great story…enjoy!