Connect to the universe of racingTM

news / Horse Racing

How to break a champion

BY Mick Sharkie - @TheSharkTweet
5 months ago Horse Racing

Warren Diggles and a yearling Sepoy colt (Pic: G1X)

A noisy, dust stained truck pulls up at a country property. 

The back gate opens and nervous feet tread the steel floor inside. 

One by one, three young horses walk anxiously from the truck into the rough, weather beaten hands of a stranger carrying a lead rope and a chest full of courage.

The first young horse rears and strikes out, but the man gently coaxes it back to earth. With a comforting voice he runs a hand down the young horse's jowl.

"It's OK mate, it's OK." he says.

Welcome to the world of the breaker.

Around Australia right now on horse properties both far flung and urban, breakers and pre-trainers are helping hundreds of yearling thoroughbreds take the first step to a career on the racetrack.

Warren Diggles from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm is one of them.

"Every horse is different and you have to treat them that way," he said.

"I am a bit like a teacher I suppose. I can't make them faster than they are but I can teach them what they need to know to be a racehorse."

Diggles works with all types of young horses, shy ones, brave ones, tough ones, naughty ones, and of course, fast ones.

G1 winners Malaguerra and I Am  Star are just two of the fast ones that have passe...

RELATED STORIES

Thank You

You are now registered! Thank you & welcome to G1X - the universe of racing.
Close

Have You Joined G1X?

Already A Member?

If you require any assistance logging in, please contact us via email at: help@g1x.com.au and one of our friendly support team members will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
{{login_error}}
I have read, understood and accept G1X's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and I consent to G1X contacting me in relation to horse racing related opportunities including buying a share in a thoroughbred horse, opening a betting account with one of G1X's Betting Partners or becoming a member of The Cup Club or a racing Club.

Forgot Password?

{{forgot_error}}
{{forgot_message}}

Thank You

Thank you & welcome to G1X - the universe of racing.