A champion Perth jockey four years running, Rod Kemp was involved in a horror race fall in 1987.
The then thirty three year old suffered a severe neck injury that saw him partially paralyzed.
Despite his injuries bringing a premature end to his career as a jockey, it did little to dampen his love for the horses.
A regular at the tracks in Perth both midweek and on the weekend, Rod continues to follow his passion all over Australia, which has this week brought him to the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in Melbourne.
G1X’s Adam McGrath caught up with him.