As we count down to the SA Derby 2019, we've been catching up with some…
One of the legends of the sport and #TeamNissan captain, Barry Taylor, on the SA Derby – his best and worst and everything in between:
When walking into the Bob Charter for your SA Derby Championship class: What song would you choose to play on the loudspeakers & why?
Any good Robbie Williams song . Love his music and i just get into a vibe
Would an alcoholic beverage (or 2?!) before your round help or hinder you – explain your answer.
Definitely no . I tried it at a training show once and I nearly killed myself at 90cm.
If there was one fence you had to jump bareback: what fence would that be and why?
Number 1 – start on an easy jump . Then maybe the bank and hold tight and close your eyes
What is the toughest fence for you & why?
Generally all the jumps after the dyke , because the horses are getting tired and that’s where the bulk of the faults come
What fence do you love the most & why?
There is no better feeling than getting the bank and planks spot on , but if you don’t it’s going to end badly
Which horse would you least like to ride around the track (not one of yours – someone else’s horse), And why?
Mark White Nissan Capital Don Cumarco – because it would be an impossible act to follow!
Who do you get the most nervous watching & why?
My wife, Lorette, and any of my clients, because we train hard and hope to come to the Derby for success
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