The industry’s best trainers give their expert advice.

The Trainer column: Warren Nicholls

South-East Queensland trainer Warren Nicholls returned to the lead and collar as a full-time trainer eight years ago when he bought the Churchable property and has worked his way into the top ranks of the profession.

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Darren Taylor

CENTRAL Queensland’s Darren Taylor last year achieved something few can claim – he won both the Rockhampton and Bundaberg trainers’ premierships.

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Terry Priest

TERRY Priest has had a short but highly rewarding love affair with Capalaba since arriving from the Hunter Valley two-and-a-half years ago.

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Steve Kavanagh

STEVE Kavanagh has achieved almost everything one can in the sport. From owning, breeding and training champion greyhounds to winning some of the nation’s great races – he’s done it all.

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Renald Attard

RENALD Attard has spent most his adult life – almost 50 years – with his beloved greyhounds. But he admits he knew very little about the breed in the beginning.

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Amber Boody

AMBER Boody and husband Mick have made a quick adjustment to their new surrounds in Central Queensland. The couple recently moved to Dalma, a rural community about 40kms west of Rockhampton, from their Brisbane base with instant success.

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Greg Board

GREG Board is a hard man to stop … on and off the track. In his younger days he was a bull riding and bareback champion – that was before he and his brother Rick caught the greyhound bug.

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Pamela Field

SHE may not be one of the big-name trainers, but Pamela Field has consistently produced winners in south-east Queensland for close to five decades.

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Paul Burgess

LINKING up with a couple of leading owner-breeders has proved a winning move for Bundaberg trainer Paul Burgess.

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Robert Jacobsen

QUEENSLAND greyhound trainer of the moment Robert Jacobsen has had a tremendous past three months or so with his smart bitch Crazy Cool.

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Andrew Suli

NORTH Rockhampton trainer Andrew Suli admits he ‘stumbled’ into greyhounds by accident in the early ‘90s.

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Desley Williams

DESLEY Williams has returned to training – an aspect of the sport that gave her great pleasure and joy some years back.

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Paul Smith

TOWNSVILLE trainer Paul Smith is looking ahead to the new year with enthusiasm after completing a highly successful 2020.

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Sid Swain

LEADING NSW trainer Sid Swain continues his thoughts on why greyhounds suffer fatigue and strategies to help trainers get the best from their dogs.

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Sid Swain

LEADING NSW trainer Sid Swain says it is so important for trainers to get to know the physical limitations of their dogs.

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Darren Johnston

A RELATIVELY new member to the south-east Queensland trainer ranks, Darren Johnstone, is quickly making a name for himself.

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Ricky Hassall

RICKY Hassall, based at the quaint Queensland country town of Torbanlea on the Fraser Coast, is enjoying being a full-time trainer.

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John Catton

FOR John Catton it was a case of being brought up learning all about greyhounds in the backyard – much like many of our cricketing stars have done.

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Jamie Hosking

YOUNG Churchable (SE Qld) trainer Jamie Hosking had his best night at Albion Park last month since relocating from Darwin a few years back.

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Michael Hickmott

By MIKE HILL MICHAEL Hickmott is one of a few trainers who can still remember racing at the opening of the current Townsville track back in the 1970s. Hickmott, who

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Travid Elson

By MIKE HILL TRAVIS Elson is in the midst of what is probably the most successful period of his training career so far. Elson, who has begun 2020 in sensational

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Casey Dargusch

By MIKE HILL “IT’S raining and I’ve just come inside to have a cup a coffee,” said Casey Dargusch. It’s one of the few breaks she takes during her long

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Barry Kitchener

By MIKE HILL BARRY Kitchener ended 2019 on a high after leading in his first Group winner as a trainer. At 37 and one of the younger trainers in south-east

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Brad Belford

By MIKE HILL BRAD Belford is developing his kennels at Gumlow – an outer Townsville suburb – into a boutique operation. The man who has been around greyhounds all his

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John McCarthy

By MIKE HILL COMING to Australia in his early twenties was one of the best things John McCarthy has done in his life. He married an Aussie girl, Maggie, began

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Harold Hovi

By MIKE HILL UP in North Queensland Harold Hovi is referred to as ‘The Magic Man’. And it’s a tag Hovi, who we feature in this month’s The Trainer column,

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Steve Keep

By MIKE HILL STEVE Keep has been around greyhounds most of his life. As a nine-year-old living in Casino, NSW, he remembers helping his grand-mother Lila Simpson (mother of leading

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Nev Jackson

By MIKE HILL IN the past 10 years Nev Jackson has travelled more than 500,000 kilometres to race his dogs. The Mackay-based administrator-trainer lives for dogs. “They keep me going,”

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Greg Stella

By MIKE HILL GREG Stella says he is enjoying training more now than at any other stage of his long career. Stella, who has been in the sport since 1987

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John Hutchinson

By MIKE HILL THIS month we feature recent winner of the Queensland Young Achiever Award John Hutchinson in our The Trainer column. Hutchinson, 32, is the grand-son of Queensland Hall

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Kerry Hoggan

By MIKE HILL CHURCHABLE-based Kerry Hoggan is featured in this month’s The Trainer column. Hoggan, a former high school  teacher, has been training for at least two decades although she’s

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Joan Newnham

By MIKE HILL THIS month we feature north Queensland’s Joan Newnham in out The Trainer column. Newnham says she just loves her dogs and it was this passion that drew

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Louise Cameron

By MIKE HILL THIS month we feature country Queensland trainer Louise Cameron in our The Trainer column. Cameron has just completed a highly successful year, winning the Bundaberg trainer-of-the-year title

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Bob Merillo

By MIKE HILL THIS month we feature Northern Rivers-based Bob Merillo in our The Trainer column. Merillo admits to being a bit of a lazy trainer – not in regards

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