Stacey Callow joins Papa Noel Callow in Queensland

Noel Callow has received many prestigious Group 1 races however says they’re nowhere close to the joys he will get from watching his jockey daughter Stacey win races.

And “King” Callow will now have many extra alternatives to do exactly that.

Apprentice Stacey Callow, 21, has relocated to Queensland’s Gold Coast from South Australia to proceed her equestrian profession which has produced 40 winners up to now.

Stacey Callow can have her first experience within the Sunshine State on Friday when she companions Apache Minto within the opening race at Ipswich.

Apache Minto is skilled by Les Kelly, to whom Stacey Callow is on mortgage.

Noel Callow may also experience at Ipswich on Friday, though the father-daughter jockeys is not going to compete in the identical race as they did of their first head-to-head at Strathalbyn in 2021.

Noel Callow, who has lived on the Gold Coast for quite a few years, is one proud father who cannot wait to guide his daughter into the ultimate levels of her profession.

“Watching my daughter experience and win is extra enjoyable than something I’ve performed in my using profession,” mentioned Noel Callow.

Stacey Callow will not be dwelling on the coast together with her father however will probably be leaning on Noel for loads of using recommendation.

“Having Dad up right here was one of many important causes I moved, though I could have moved right here anyway,” Stacey mentioned.

“However since dad is right here, he may also help me with using much more than simply on the cellphone.

“We will sit down collectively and watch replays, he can inform me about all of the tracks and the best way to experience them.

“I am on mortgage however the intention is to maneuver up right here completely.

“There’s much more alternative up right here, in South Australia there’s solely racing three days per week, whereas up in Queensland I can race just about on daily basis, which is big.”

Stacey Callow, who can declare 7 kilos within the metropolis, is a 3rd technology jockey.

Noel’s father Kevin Callow was one in every of South Australia’s most profitable drivers within the Sixties and 70s.

Stacey Callow as soon as toyed with the thought of ​​pursuing a profession in legislation, however household ties drew her to racing.

She initially missed out on a spot on Victoria’s apprenticeship program in 2020, however the household now suppose it was a blessing in disguise.

In the meantime, two-time Group 1 Victorian rider Damien Thornton has joined siblings Stephanie and Boris within the Queensland equestrian ranks.

Damien Thornton will probably be settling within the Sunshine State in time for Winter Carnival and could also be making a everlasting transfer.

Initially launched as apprentice jockey Stacey Callow to observe in his well-known father’s footsteps