By TERRY WILSON
JAMIE Hosking certainly has the pedigree to make a success of it in the greyhound racing industry.
Just 25 years of age, the likeable Hosking has been named Young Achiever of the Year, an honour bestowed on him at the TAB Qld Greyhound Of The Year awards night at Albion Park.
Hosking is the grandson of the late Mick Emery, who forged a reputation as one of the best when it came to breaking young dogs in.
It was the death of his grandfather that led young Hosking to venture south from Darwin, where he had one night led in six winners on the same program.
He was meant to stay at Emery’s Churchable headquarters to help out while his Pop was ill.
However circumstances changed when Mick died.
“The idea was to come down here and help out and go back to Darwin – but I’ve never left,” said Hosking.
“Mick passed away a lot quicker than we expected and I eventually took over his property.
“We put the feelers out and tried to do what he had been doing – and having a bit of fun and success as well.
“We did and so I thought why not stick it out? We had this big set-up and thought why not have a crack?”
Hosking said he was bowled over by being named Young Achiever of the Year after a stellar season that included 49 winners from 368 starters over the 2019 season.
Those starters were not just at Albion Park but across a broad spectrum of race venues.
The GOTY function was told that Hosking has become a well-known and respected face around south-east Queensland greyhound tracks.
Hosking’s growing status as a pre-trainer has attracted owners such as Clint Kratzmann, who has credited a lot of the success of Oh Mickey to Hoskins’ care when it was a young pup.
Caption: Pictured: Top young Queensland trainer Jamie Hosking has been named the State’s Young Achiever of the Year. (Photo: Box 1 Photography)