Adam Sanderson   Harness Racing Trainer & Driver

 

Profile - Getting to know Adam

 

  • Name or name you like to be called by: Adam Sanderson
  • Nickname: Adman
  • Interests: Sport, socializing with friends and family, DVDs!
  • Favourite Movie: I couldn’t narrow it down to one movie, I'll watch anything I'm a big movie fan
  • Favourite Actor/Actress: Ryan Reynolds or Robert Downey Jnr
  • Favourite TV program: Off the rails
  • Favourite Music and Artist: Listen to all music
  • Favourite Tipple: Speights
  • Favourite Meal: Love a good pasta
  • Favourite Takeaway: McDonald's or KFC
  • Rugby/League/Football: Love rugby and league, or any sport you name it I’ll watch it!
  • Best place for a Holiday: Cromwell at Xmas time
  • Who is the person you respect most in Harness racing and why? I respect any one in racing.. You'd be silly not to look up to Tony Herlihy or Dexter Dunn. I really admire Blair Orange, he's a very well rounded driver, very consistent and doesn't make a lot of mistakes!
  • Best horse you have driven: I haven't driven a really good one yet just a lot of nice horses
  • Worst experience with a horse: Getting tipped out at gore wasn't a nice feeling
  • How many Group 1 or 2 winners have you driven? Group 2 placed but that's it, hopefully more will come soon
  • Favourite Racecourse: Winton is my favourite track. It's a very fair track
  • What ambitions and plans do you have for your career in Harness Racing: I just want to continue driving to the best of my abilities week in and week out and keep learning and improving as I go on!
  • What have been the most winners you have driven in one day: I have driven 3 winners in a day 3 times now
  • How long have you been working with horses: I've been working with horses for 5 years now. Started at Kirk Larsens with no idea on nothing so I owe him a lot for teaching me and getting me started. I was with him for 4 and half years not knowing how to gear a horse up as I had no background in racing! Then I spent 3 months with Darrel Graham in Australia which was brilliant. I learnt a lot and got to drive a few winners! His family was great! And now I'm with Wayne Adams where I am stable driver which is great. The opportunity is far superior being the stable driver and our results this year have been awesome. I'm having my best season by far and Wayne has just beat his record for wins in a season!
  • What would be your dream job? My dream job would be being a private trainer for someone. I love training horses more than driving and to train them the way I'd like to would be brilliant! Without all the bills of course!