Q&A with Paul Nairn

1: Best horse who you have ever been associated or worked with (owned, bred, jogged, trained, driven):
Hard to compare these 2 horses from different eras in an evolving breed. Stig and Call Me Now

2: Best horse you have ever seen live:
Lyell Creek

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

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

5: The best trainer you have ever seen:
Jack Litten

6: Your favourite racetrack:
Kaikoura

7: The unluckiest or hardest to swallow defeat of your career:
Dr Hook 2nd in Dominion. Dr Hook led I also had Musgrove in the race but he did not back up well from racing Cup Day and couldn't run on. This helped Vulcan to get out late and get up to beat Dr Hook by a head. I told Vulcan's trainer Tim Butt, Vulcan had the ugliest head I have ever seen.I was copying Tim's grandfather Derek Jones one liner when he was beaten on Soangetaha in the 1951 Pacing Interdominion Final into second by Vedette.

8: The race you have never won but would love to:
Elitlopp Sweden

9: The horse we never got to see the best of is:
I have a number of them, Marvin was one. Call You Later another.

10: The racing win, yours or somebody elses, that gave you the most joy:
My first training and driving win Wave Goodbye Maiden Trot Motukarara 12-3-87. I can still remember Colin De Filippi saying congratulations as we eased up and my Boss Bill Doyle shaking my hand after the race.

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:
Bob Butt

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