PATRICK KEANE: EXCLUSIVE BLOG

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Exclusive 3furlongsout.com blog, from Australian jockey/trainer Patrick Keane

My name is Patrick Keane, undoubtedly throughout my career to date it hasn’t been entirely straightforward, having plagued by Injuries however I have made the most of every opportunity given, riding over 150 winners in Australia and overseas, so it’s all not as bad as it first seems.

I have won the Saint Patrick cup at Bairnsdale and the Gippsland sprints Autumn classic in Tasmania, which I am tremendously proud off, to further boast my profile, I’ve been blessed to have ridden winners in every state except Darwin.

My First city winner as a jockey was at the valley racecourse, that will always be one of my most outstanding moments as jockey, as well as being leading apprentice at Goldcoast and Brisbane, is also high up on my career accomplishments to-date.

I’m currently stable jockey for Doug Harrison and Ray Basanko. Previously I have been stable jockey for Scott and David Brunton in Tasmania, which gave me so much education in the industry.

Currently I’m training 11 horses, with some promising ones amongst them. My stables are located at Havelock Park, with a 1600m dirt track and a 1600m grass track. I use Cranbourne for swimming and trials and use Corinella for my beach work, which noticeably bring my horses along nicely.

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Generally, I am up at 2.30 and don’t get home until 5.30, working all horses by myself as well as doing all book keeping, there is never a dull moment, also I am still riding for trainer Doug Harrison, so it’s a hectic schedule I keep, though I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’m trying to make a good go of the training side of things, as I may never be able to ride on track again, yet I am always optimistic that I can make a full recovery. It’s all systems go for the future whatever that has in-store, I will be giving it my all.