Q&A with Steve Telfer
1: Best horse who you have ever been associated or worked with (owned, bred, jogged, trained, driven):
Shakamaker – very intelligent horse
2: Best horse you have ever seen live:
Christian Cullen – He was awesome
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?:
David Butcher – he’s been there and done it all before.
5: The best trainer you have ever seen:
Roy Purdon – A Great Man
6: Your favourite racetrack:
Harold Park – The atmosphere was terrific
7: The unluckiest or hardest to swallow defeat of your career:
Cyamach at Addington on Cup Day, he galloped at the standing start and gave them a big start, got up and won the race and then had it taken off him in the “room.”
8: The race you have never won but would love to:
Auckland Cup – home town
9: The horse we never got to see the best of:
Relentless Pursuit – Very good horse, bad legs
10: The racing win, yours or somebody elses, that gave you the most joy:
Rocknroll Princess – Won the Uncut Gems at Addington, my father had passed away earlier that day, and her win brought the family a lot of joy.
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:
Robert Dunn – He’s an optimistic fellow!