Q&A with Gavin Smith

1: Best horse who you have ever been associated or worked with: Jack Cade

2: Best horse you have ever seen live: Lazarus

3: Best horse you have seen in any form (live, on tv, on the internet): Winx

4: If you could have any driver in history driving for you in most important race of your life, it would be?: Dexter Dunn

5: The best trainer you have ever seen: Mark Purdon

6: Your favourite racetrack: Nelson

7: The unluckiest or hardest to swallow defeat of your career: There have been plenty but I was disqualified from 2nd on Cee H Bee for starting from 4 1/2 the second line instead of 5 or further out when on the unruly. Several others did it in the following weeks without mention or penalty & as it was a junior race it ultimately cost me a spot on the Australasian Young Drivers series at the end of a close competition.

8: The race you have never won but would love to: NZ cup

9: The horse we never got to see the best of is: Kotare Testament

10: The racing win, yours or somebody elses, that gave you the most joy: Great Things Happen NZ Trotting FFA

11: Who is the person in harness racing you haven’t seen since lockdown started you are looking forward to seeing the most when we get back to the track: Any of the post race Swabbing Stewards

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