Victoria beckons leading CD trainer

Allan Sharrock's patience has run dry and so has that of his owners.

The New Plymouth horseman is currently in Australia and he intends to move his training operation to Victoria when he can acquire suitable stables.

"It's pretty dismal what's happening in New Zealand so I'm looking at an exit plan," Sharrock said.

"I've got no option now and I have to move if I want to continue. I've been one of the lucky ones and I've got 30 horses in work for some great owners, but they've had enough and are right behind me.

"They are telling me to take the horses with me. I got seven from the sales and the owners aren't paying $40,000 and $50,000 for them to race in New Zealand for $7000. That doesn't make any sense at all.

"We've been screaming for the last two or three years for some change, but nothing has happened. Trainers are eating the paint off the walls."

Sharrock said he had set no time frame for his move.

"It might be in four or five months, but it's going to happen. I'm keen for the challenge and it's just not financially rewarding to stay at home."

Meanwhile, Kawi's resuming run for fifth in the Gr.1 NRM Sprint at Te Rapa was a meritorious effort that delighted Sharrock.

"I was thrilled with him on Saturday as his race was over when the barriers opened. He jumped slowly and that was it," he said.

"We had hoped to be in the one-one, but that didn't happen and when he got back with that Wanganui horse (Start Wondering) in the trail it was all over."

Sharrock confirmed that Kawi would make his next appearance in the Gr.1 Haunui Farm WFA Classic at Otaki on Saturday week. – NZ Racing Desk.


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