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Waterhouse Confirms Nash Rawiller As Stable Jockey
Leading Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse "has taken the extraordinary step of publicly shoring up her partnership with Sydney's number 1 jockey Nash Rawiller," reported The Sydney Morning Herald. The "leading lady of racing dismissed" a weekend newspaper report that said "a colourful Randwick trainer & jockey combination could be at risk" without naming either. Waterhouse declared on her website: "Well for all of you that believe such rubbish, Nash & I are going great. We had a coffee at Balmoral Beach & discussed our plans for the future. It is a very difficult coach-player relationship as everyone is under extreme pressure to perform & of course all the stable owners want Nash on their horses. But there are quiet periods in racing & ours was just after the Melbourne Carnival, where the group horses had gone to the paddock. And the rest of the team were earning their stripes going through their classes, which of course doesn't happen over night." Rawiller is heading to Hong Kong next week for the International Jockey Challenge at Happy Valley on Wednesday, but will be back to ride at Randwick on Saturday.