Name: Rod Kelly
Occupation: Teacher at Hokkaido International School
Place of residence: Sapporo Japan
Horses Past and Current: Golden Lustre (Tasmania and a Spreyton specialist !), Lohncosta, Downtown Manhattan
AFL/NRL or favourite sports team: Essendon
Interests: Snowboarding, Punting and Eating Sushi
Family: 3 brothers who don`t know one end of a horse from the other
Prediction for 2013: Everyone`s a winner in the Chinese `Year of the Horse` … let`s hope anyway !
Best Horse: How can it not be the unbeaten one … Black Caviar … who I never backed once
Favourite horse: I loved to listen to John Tapp or Bill Collins calling Kingston Town.
Favourite Racing Story: The time I put my last $1 on the quaddie and it got up anchored by a horse called Delhurst who started at 33/1 in the last leg. In those early TAB days in Tasmania they didn`t pay out until the Monday. I had a rather `large` Saturday night, shouted the bar in 2 pubs, gave the paper boy $20 for a 10c paper, lit cigars with $5 notes and a significant portion of the rest I just frittered away ! The collect on Monday already had been well and truly dented …….
Best Win Horse/Punt: See above
Racing Dream: Win a Hobart Cup
Why Delbridge Racing?: Mark Leo owes me for disrespecting my Sigma (Editors Note: Rod drove a Simga car when we were playing footballer together in Tasmania – and yes I did not treat it with respect)