Sunday morning at Kincumber: I was strolling through the hardware store and bumped into an old colleague Dave Hodgson. He was looking for something to do with irrigation and we quickly started to chat about bores, flow rates, water quality and pumps; all interesting stuff to those of us “down under” concerned about water. At one point in his life, Dave was in charge of the tracks at the AJC and is now employed by RNSW to oversee all the tracks and infrastructure at racecourses and training centres in New South Wales. Dave is a great guy, a really open and honest person. He’s a “dinky di” Aussie.
He opened with a comment and a grin…. “I see you didn’t get elected to the board of the ATC”. I said “no”, ” Maybe I didn’t try hard enough and I tend to upset a few people with some of my comments, however I don’t apologise for that” .He was still grinning and then said “at least you speak the truth”. That was nice …I still wasn’t elected.