Kilmore Racing Club commissioned a series of video stories to acknowledge and celebrate the role of influential trots figures recently.
Hosted by RSN's Gareth Hall, the videos told the stories of Bob and Vin Knight, Roger Reeves, Ken "Snowy" Chapman, Don Logie, Bob Cain and Leli and Mary Mifsud.
Watch the videos below.
Remembering Bob Knight
Bob Knight will forever be linked to his son, Vin Knight, and their amazing run through the late 1970s and 80s with many top-line horses such as Garry’s Advice, Bag Limit and, of course, Popular Alm.
Over his career he trained 43 Group 1 winners and two Inter Dominion champions. Bob’s daughter Sue Dove and son-in-law Stephen Dove remember Bob as a man who was able to work with his entire family to create a training enterprise that was the envy of all in harness racing, with his willingness to do everything required to maintain access to the best horses.
Remembering Vin Knight
Dianne Knight, Vin's wife, spoke to Gareth Hall about her memories of one of harness racing's most legendary figures.
Remembering Roger Reeves
Roger Reeves became involved in harness racing in the early 1990s. As his passion grew he moved into the district, developing a strong reputation of breaking in horses. Roger had an affinity for trotters and had much success with Starlight Josh, winning a Breeders Crown and South Australian Derby to name just a couple. Roger’s passion for harness racing continued until his passing after a short illness and he is fondly remembered by many in the Harness Racing community.
Remembering Ken “Snowy” Chapman
Ken 'Snowy' Chapman was a long-term volunteer at Kilmore Harness Racing Club while also training a few horses over many years. Jenny Loader, Ken’s daughter, remembers her father and the long, worthy contribution that he made to the Kilmore Racing Club, including being part of the original group of men that constructed the first Kilmore track back in the early 1960s.
Remembering Don Logie
Don Logie was a fixture at both Kilmore and Moonee Valley harness racing in his role as a steward, Don and wife Hazel always held a passion for harness racing and breeding, resulting in horses the calibre of Jodie’s Babe. Don’s daughter Gaye and granddaughter Alannah share stories of Don Logie a gentleman of the industry.
Remembering Bob Cain
Victorian Harness Racing Media Association President Len Baker shared his recollections of legendary harness media man, Bob Cain.
Remembering Leli and Mary Mifsud
Josie and Austin Mifsud talk about the memories of their parents, Leli & Mary Mifsud.