Simon saddles up and rides off
TWEED River Jockey Club secretary manager Simon Quintner is going to miss the colourful characters he has encountered during his three and a half-year stay at the club.
Quinter, who has become a personality in his own right through his "Simon Says" column in the Daily News, leaves the club this week to take up a position as general manager of the Stoney Bridge Stud in Karaka - 40km south of Auckland. "Yes there are plenty of strange and bizarre things that have happened," he admitted. "But probably nothing that could be published yet."
Quintner, still only in his mid-twenties, believes he was alway destined for a job in racing. "I've probably been on the punt since I was 14," he joked.
Today's nine-race program in Murwillumbah will be Quintner's last and his omen bet - race eight 'Overseas'.