Q&A with Matty Williamson

1: Best horse who you have ever been associated or worked with (owned, bred, jogged, trained, driven):
Springbank Richard, only drove him a couple of times later in his career but in his earlier days he had real X Factor.

2: Best horse you have ever seen live:
Lazarus, champion horse

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

4: If you could have any driver in history driving for you in most important race of your life, it would be?:
Tony Herlihy, superstar driver, cool in a big race and wouldn’t let ya down

5: The best trainer you have ever seen:
Purdon brothers. Mark & Barry

6: Your favourite racetrack:
Winton, can win from anywhere on it and big bends.

7: The unluckiest or hardest to swallow defeat of your career:
Springbank Sam, 3YO Northern Trotting Derby. Massive performance and deserved to win it. Few lengths clear at top of straight and nailed on the line

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:
Armbro Demon, issues stopped her racing in the top grade where I am sure she would of been more than competitive in

10: The racing win, yours or somebody elses, that gave you the most joy:
Leighton Hest, my first Group One win

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:
Everybody in the game but outside of racing whoever is working the window at KFC


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