Wayne Adams

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How did you choose your racing colours?

My sponsors colours - Southern Wide Real Estate. The green and white colours were taken over from by partner Nancy.

First winner -how did it feel?
Bayfayana Brilliant.

Editors note: Bayfayana - by Roydon Albatross out of Squires Escort. Won her maiden race at Ascot Park 14th January 1998 by 2 lengths - driven by Bryce Buchanan. Winning stake - $1,850. Bayfayana won 3 races in New Zealand from 14 starts when trained by Wayne Adams.

How many winners have you trained?
246 (End of the 2016-2017 season)

Biggest races you've won?
Nevele R Fillies Final 2008 - Badlands Jewel and Oceania El Dorado Gold Classic First Glimpse 6th April 1991 at Moonee Valley.
Editors note: First Glimpse was initially trained as a 2 year old by Sam Ballantyne and Peter Jones-He joined the Adams stable as a 3 year old and won 5 races that season.
Stables - Findlay Road, Invercargill.
Track: - Ascot Park
Track size - 1000 metres
Size of property - 20 acres
Training capacity -25 horses

Best mares trained?
Badlands Jewel

Best colt or gelding trained?
Atitagain (Bo Scots Blue Chip-Rain Girl) 70-26-14-11 $735,776
Editors note: Atitigain biggest NZ win for Wayne Adams - 1997 Southern Supremacy Stakes ($25,000) driven by Simon Pavlovich. Last raced for the Adams stable in 1997 NZ Derby finished 5th to Bogan Fella. Biggest Australian win - 2000 Toast dot com Ben Hur - won $90,000 for 4 length win over 2965 metres.

Best horse trained?

Best horse sold:
Lovers Delight 34-13-8-2 $175,473

Editors note: Wayne won four races with the Bettor's Delight gelding before he was sold to Australia 

Which race would you most like to win in Southland?
Invercargill Cup.

Which New Zealand race would you be most thrilled to win?
New Zealand Cup. Probably any trainers dream.

Which New Zealand trainer do you most admire?
Phil Williamson. He is able to turn around lots of trotters.

What do you consider to be the biggest challenge facing harness racing in Southland?
To keep increasing the stakes as the cost of training keeps increasing.



Updated: 17/07/2017


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