Beyond The Winning Post
Produced by Picket Fence for Te Akau Thoroughbred Productions
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Beyond The Winning Post is made with thanks to the following stable of sponsors:
Auckland Racing Club, Cambridge Stud, Te Akau Racing, Waikato Stud, Dunstan HorseFeeds, New Zealand Bloodstock, Westbury Stud, Haunui Farm, Little Avondale Stud, Majestic Horse Floats, Jamieson Park, JML Bloodstock, Milan Park Stud, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, Rich Hill Stud, Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre and Windsor Park Stud.
Lance O’Sullivan ONZM
New Zealand racing Hall of Famer jockey Lance O’Sullivan retired from the saddle in 2003, he’s now a businessman and horse trainer, Emily caught up with him at his home in Tirau to find out more.
Cambridge-based rider Danielle Johnson is at the top of her game as New Zealand’s leading jockey. Emily sat down with her at her home to discuss her career.
Talented equestrian Lisa Kennedy was honoured to receive the NZ Stablehand of the Year award for the 2019/20 season, Emily caught up with her on the farm she runs for her employer Kevin Myers near Bulls to learn more.
Sir Peter Vela
Emily joins Sir Peter Vela for lunch at Pencarrow Stud.
Emily joins Ellerslie's fashion ambassador Carena West and Milliner Claire Hahn for a lesson in dressing for Fashions in the Field competition.
Commentator George Simon is living his childhood dream, Emily caught up with him in his man cave Iggy's to learn more about his career and race calling.
Clare McGowan is a renowned equine physiotherapist, we met up with her at Nigel Tiley Racing Stables to learn more.
Johnny Russo has been driving for Majestic Horse Transport for the past 20 years, Emily joined him on a job with "Dorris" to find out more.
Enzo Di Leoni
Enzo Di Leoni is the equine manager at Te Akau Stud, Emily joined him at the farm to help out with some foal education and breaking.
Emily joins Little Avondale Stud's Catriona Williams for a cycle ride in Masterton.
Emily meets Cambridge Stud's farrier Rory MacDonald and has a go at trimming a mares hoof.
Emily joins the multi-talented Chad Ormsby at the Taupo Rodeo where he competed in the Bull Ride.
Emily helps James Chapman stack some silage bales at his Mercer property, Jamieson Park and gets to know his background and motivations when it comes to breeding thoroughbred racehorses.
Emily joins Mark Chitty in the crush for vet work and learns about his background and motivations as the managing director of the Haunui Farm.
Emily joins 2019/20 Gavelhouse Newcomer To Training award winner Chrissy Bambry at her Mangatiti Bloodstock property in Palmerston North. They work Scotch on the water walker and visit some the Bambry family's younger horses.
Emily gets a tour of the Dunstan Horsefeeds factory in Hamilton and gets to know founder/director David Smith.
Dr Doug Black
Emily joins veterinarian Dr Doug Black on his afternoon rounds to learn more about his background and life as a vet.
Nicky Wallace & Gina Schick
Emily joins Beyond The Barrier's Nicky Wallace and Gina Schick at their Dunstan Ex-Factor competition at Equifest and gets a ride on a multiple Group One winner.
Emily gets a tour of Tony’s Clarence St Pak’nSave supermarket in Hamilton then visits his successful thoroughbred breeding farm, Milan Park Stud in Cambridge.
Hannah Airey & Laura MacNab
Emily helps recent Irish National Stud graduates Laura and Hannah with their yearling sales preparation at Trelawney Stud in Cambridge.
Emily mucks in with Mark Chittick in the Waikato Stud breeding shed, with Tivaci. She then finds out how the Waikato Stud team wind down after a long day at work.
Legendary Black Cap Brendon McCullum is playing the long game with his thoroughbred breeding operation, Vermair Farm in Matamata, New Zealand. Emily Bosson joined Brendon on his feed run to learn more about his self described "plastic farm" and his passion for horse racing.
Libby O'Sullivan followed an unconventional path into racing, the decision to breed her riding mare to a thoroughbred has led to a varied career in the racing industry from hands on stable work to her current job at Westbury Stud. Emily Bosson joined Libby on a tour of Westbury Stud's latest property acquisition in Matamata.
Auckland Racing Club CEO Paul Wilcox's career has taken many pivots from starting out as a chef to running one of Australasia's most successful racing clubs. Emily Bosson joined Paul in the kitchen at Ellerslie Events Centre with a mystery box of ingredients.