Quickfire Questions – Victor
We’ve had a pause for breath before our 4th Interview and as promised we have Victor Coglan ‘up close & personal’ as we learn a little about one of the biggest characters at Green Oaks
If you didn’t work in racing, what profession would you do?
‘Probably a Farrier’
However, Victor has worked in Racing from an early age. He is pictured here at 24 leading up….
Best moment at Green Oaks since joining the Team?
‘Bertie Blake’ winning at Sedgefield
( This didn’t take much thinking about. Victor has ridden Bertie regularly since he joined us and has always kept the faith in him that he would win – and then won again 😁)
Favourite horse on the yard
No particular favourite but I admire ‘Lady Buttons’
(… as do many 💜👑)
Favourite Racecourse ? ‘Hexham’
Whats the best and worst thing about working with Phil?
Best – He’s laid back
Worst – He’s too laid back!
Pick a horse from another yard you’d love to have here?
Childhood Talent at school
I played Football and threw Javelin for the County (Durham)
Your Favourite drink?
Favourite Dinner – Steak n chips
Favourite Sweets – Cadbury’s Caramel
Favourite TV programme – Peaky Blinders
Favourite Film Last of the Mohicans
Favourite Song ….
Enjoyed Holiday destination – Limassol in Cyprus
Dream Trip – ‘The Calgary Stampede’ in Canada
Cheltenham or Aintree?
The Gold Cup or The Grand National? The Gold Cup
Dream car? An Aston Martin
Your worst habit?
Drinking and Swearing ( nothing if not honest!)
Your strong points?
Victor couldn’t tell us so Phil and I agree he has many…
Hardworking, kind, great with young horses, expert at plaiting & turning out at the races, Jack of all trades at the yard including gardener, and has proved several times now, a top dancer…
I have also never heard Victor say a job can’t be done!
First race ride?
‘Young Benjamin’ at Wolverhampton in a 2 1/2 m novice hurdle
‘Jupiter’s Fancy’ at Wetherby (he rode her and trained her)
Pet hate – Coming 2nd!
Favourite way to spend a day off?
Going out with Ethan (pictured here with their dog ‘Chip’)
Pick a horse to follow for next Jumps Season?
‘ Avis Bay’ Fillies Juvenile Hurdler
What was your most memorable days racing ….
Victor brought in this Weekender Edition in which he had the headlines after training a TREBLE…there can’t have been many better days…
Answer to question above…where was Victor on the School photo…first on the RIGHT
You have been reading…
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