Gai & the naysayers
I almost glossed over the profile of Gai Waterhouse as I have little interest in the horse racing scene (“Gai’s secret”, Aug 25-26). What a breath of fresh air! I had an absolute romp through this very well conducted interview – Gai and her husband could give lessons on humility to many people within the racing fraternity. Gai, you are a classy, dignified, humble, successful horse trainer and businesswoman. While acceptance into the upper echelons of the racing establishment has been elusive, surely that is their loss. Lyn Ayris
Elizabeth Downs, SA
Gai has done more for thoroughbred horse racing than the authorities could ever admit. She showed grit and determination applying for a trainer’s licence despite the knock-backs. It’s impossible to guess how many people she has brought through the gates. How can you not be inspired when she talks up her wonderful horses and jockeys?
Terry Stormon Goonellabah, NSW
There used to be a great Melbourne radio racing show in the ’80s called Punter to Punter. Their tag to sell T-shirts was “You too could be a Bold Personality in Fine Cotton”. If you are old enough to understand what that means, you know why the Waterhouse family has not been welcomed into racing with open arms by all. It’s nothing to do with gender. Andrew Gould Richmond, Vic
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