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Brian Norman

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Whose stable are you attached to:
Own
Other stables worked at:

Les Norman, Steve Little (5 months) and Murray Hamilton (5 months)

Have you worked in harness racing overseas?
No

When did you start driving?
1981

How many winners have you driven?
208 (end of the 2016-2017 season)

Your best season – how many winners did you drive?
2005 - 13

Best trotter driven?
Liberty Vogue

Editor's note: Liberty Vogue was trained by Ray Hanson. He started eighty nine times recording eleven wins. Norman was the successful driver eight times including a treble over the Christmas/New Year period 1991/1992. Leo O'Reilly drove the gelding in his last three starts winning all three. Liberty Vogue was by Transport Chip out of Amanda's Pride.

Best horse you’ve seen racing:
Christen Me. Looks like he's jogging lately.

Best pacer driven?
None consistently. Jovial Jack had a future but broke down. He was trained by Bob Beck.

Editor's note: Norman drove Jovial Jack in his only three starts. He won a double at the Wyndham meeting in March 1983. The son of Jack Chance won his first start by four lengths and paid $31.30 and $6.60. In his second start he got up by a half a neck running the 1609 metres in 2-02. Bob Beck owned the three year old with Grant Gray.He was bred by Grant Sim.

Your current sponsor?
None

Favourite course:
Gore

Mobile or standing starts – your preference?
Stand

Most harrowing driving experience:
Enquiries when Peter McKenzie was stipe.

What race would you most like to win?
Nevele R Stakes (Cheviot Stakes) for two year fillies.

What do you love about harness racing in Southland?
The weather.

Which New Zealand driver do you most admire?
Dexter Dunn. He does the job and has no airs and graces. Magic.

 

 

 



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