David Smith says growth of racing in NSW has made it tough for country trainers to stay afloat

Nick McGrath
By Nick McGrath
Updated February 24 2022 - 11:34pm, first published February 22 2022 - 1:40am
HEAT HOPE: David Smith with jockey Zac Wadick after the apprentice hoop guided Lockdown Gamble to victory in Dubbo earlier in February. Photo: AMY McINTYRE

David Smith says the popularity and growth of racing in NSW's metro markets has made it almost impossible for trainers in regional areas to make a genuine run at some of country racing's biggest races, and many in the industry risk being "left behind" if costs continue to balloon.

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Nick McGrath

Nick McGrath

Editor, Central Western Daily

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