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Preparing for the Big Day

Story: Preparing for the Big Day
Episode: 3
Presenter: Nikki Parkinson
Air Date: 28th August 2022

Meet Mick Ball, a local indigenous trainer who trains racehorses in the region and find out what it takes to win a race at Roebourne!

  • 44 career winning trainer, Mick Ball knows what it takes to train a champion, having past generations of uncles and grandfathers as jockey’s and Mick has carried on the tradition.
  • The yellow and green silks have a special meaning, Mick’s mother designed them, the green spots representing each member of the family.
  • The horses at Mick’s stables have the best of care, with exercise, and breaks out to the big grassy paddock after their races season.
  • In the Pilbara, the racing season runs between May and August, which is in the region’s cooler months.
  • The thoroughbred horses are considered quite special, as their trainability and athleticism are second to none.

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