Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
Gai has gone on to achieve as much as humanly possible with racehorses. While many would rest on their laurels after such success, Gai simply wants to win more and more. Owners can rest assured that the Lady Trainer wants to win races just as much if not more than they do! Confirmation of this dedication to excellence came after just fifteen years of training when Gai was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame (2007). As we stand, in just over 20 years of training, Gai has amassed over 135 Group One wins and currently sits third on the all-time list (Group One winners) behind T.J. Smith and Bart Cummings.
By far Gai’s greatest achievements have been recorded in the best races of the year in both Melbourne and Sydney. Gai has won Sydney’s two best races, the Golden Slipper and Doncaster Handicap six and seven times respectively. Gai is by far the most successful trainer ever in the Sydney Spring. ‘Make hay while the sun shines’ is a phrase one often can hear Gai quoting. This attitude is reflected by Gai’s results in the best races contested during the Sydney Spring Carnival. The Flight Stakes (7 wins), the Epsom Handicap (7 wins) and the Metropolitan Handicap (8 wins) have become races at the mercy of Gai each and every year.
Gai gives each and every horse that comes into her care every possible chance to succeed. Only six horses in the history of Sydney racing have won the two-year-old Triple Crown and Gai has trained two of them (Dance Hero 2004 and Pierro 2012). Gai in fact has won more Group One races for two-year-olds than any other trainer.
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s recent Group success PROMPT RESPONSE (Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara., Gr.1, Emancipation Stakes., Gr.2, Breeders Classic, Gr.2), ENGLISH (Doomben 10,000., Gr.1), PINOT (Kennedy Oaks., Gr.1), GLOBAL GLAMOUR (Thousand Guineas., Gr.1, Flight Stakes., Gr.1, Tristarc Stakes Gr.2) SEDANZER (Brisbane Cup., Gr.2), , SANTOS (Skyline Stakes., Gr.2), SAVAPINSKI (Matriarch Stakes., Gr.2), GOLD STANDARD (Stan Fox Stakes., Gr.2).