Morton Satellite Stable by The Gurkha
Leading city trainer Dan Morton will set up a satellite stable in Kalgoorlie this year which is the finalization of a couple of years planning.
“We have wanted to do this for a couple of years now but last year Dad
(Len) was injured just before the start of the season so we had to abort the plans.” Morton told The Gurkha “I will nominate five horses for the opening meeting and they will probably stay up there in the boxes we have rented off the club.”
“We would like to set up a revolving door of horses which can win up in Kalgoorlie and then hopefully come back to Perth and be replaced by a fresh lot of horses. If they are not up to the class in Kalgoorlie they will be moved on.”
“My apprentice Felicity Ives will be up in Kalgoorlie again this year and she will be riding my horses at the track and Brad Hubon will be supporting her.”
“This exercise is all about placing horses to maximize the returns to the owners and by staying up in Kalgoorlie it takes the travelling costs out of the business.”
“It is also about building relationships with owners on the Goldfields-my family through Dad has a strong connection to the area and I rode up there a lot throughout my career.”
“Kalgoorlie has such a strong racing culture and I look forward to spending a fair bit of time up there this year. We are always on the lookout for new owners and hopefully a few early winners on the board could stimulate some interest from that perspective.” Morton said.