60 Seconds with Robert Wellwood

Robert Wellwood (left) with training partner Roger James (right)

This week we caught up with fresh young talent Robert Wellwood who just last week, announced plans to join champion trainer Roger James in a training partnership.

Q What is your favourite TV show?
If racing isn’t on the TV my go to is definitely Suits.

Q What makes you laugh?
A Our dog Bella is always good for a laugh, she has way too much energy!

Q Career highlights?
A couple of highlights in the past year would have to be getting the opportunity to travel horses over to Australia and becoming a training partner at Kingsclere Racing.

Q Not many people know that I…
A Own a toy (crane) vending machine – it was my first ‘business’ venture at 15-years-old.

Q What do you do to relax?
I love getting a group of friends together for a round of golf. I also try and make the most of getting down to our family holiday home in Taupo.

Q Best piece of advice?
A There is no substitute for hard work.

Q If I wasn’t training horses I would be?
A After every episode of Suits I watch, I basically feel like a lawyer, so maybe I would try my hand at that?

Q Favourite part of what you do?
A Winning. I love the joy it gives the staff and owners.

Q What is your favourite thing about Waikato Stud?
A Their hospitality is world-class. You always feel very welcome both at the farm and the sales.

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