In today’s Q & A, we feature a quick-fire round with trainer John O’Shea of John O’Shea Racing.
Favourite moment – racing, sales or breeding-related – for the 2022/23 season?
John O’Shea: Winning the $2 million The Ingham with Kirwan’s Lane.
Which sire do you consider a value sire? Fee <$50k and not a first-season sire.
What young sire (less than three crops) do you think will one day be Champion Sire?
JOS: Super Seth.
Which yearling purchase in 2023 are you most excited about?
JOS: The Super Seth x Garden of Swans colt purchased at the 2023 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale in partnership with Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA).
What, if any, is your greatest current-industry concern?
JOS: Providing an unsafe and unhealthy working environment for our employees by making them work in the dark.
Name an emerging human talent in the industry, and say why?
JOS: Zac Lloyd. Light, aggressive and hard working.
If you had $10 million to invest in an industry initiative, what would it be and why?
JOS: Ask Peter V’Landys for another $40 million and build a training centre.