Q&A with Phil Williamson
1: Best horse who you have ever been associated or worked with (owned, bred, jogged, trained, driven):
One Over Kenny, she had a great all round game
2: Best horse you have ever seen live:
Couldn’t pick one out but I would say the best performance seen was the run by No Response to win the Interdom Trot Final at Addington. Came from an impossible position to win easy against the best
3: Best horse you have seen in any form (live, on tv, on the internet):
Winx, Champion horse with a champion trainer
4: If you could have any driver in history driving for you in most important race of your life, it would be?:
Tony Herlihy, he is just class.
5: The best trainer you have ever seen:
Barry and Mark Purdon tied until Nat joined Mark. As a combo they have taken racing to a new level of excellence so I would have to go for them.
6: Your favourite racetrack:
Winton. Big and fair and you can win from anywhere. I believe all the records would be there if the best horses raced there over summer.
7: The unluckiest or hardest to swallow defeat of your career.
Interdominion Final 2019 – Majestic Man. Last 400m a hard watch.
8: The race you have never won but would love to:
Interdominion Trot Final
9: The horse we never got to see the best of is:
Leighton Hest. Soundness ended his career early.
10: The racing win, yours or somebody elses, that gave you the most joy:
Dominion Handicap – Springbank Richard. Such a prestigious race to 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:
Ricky May, haven’t seen Rick since that traumatic day and looking forward to catching up with him.