For many racehorse trainers, they’re born into it. It’s a lifestyle handed down by generations earlier than them. They study to trip nearly earlier than they will stroll as a result of the household has at all times been round horses. For many, it’s a sentence ended solely by demise.
Then there are others who gravitate to the game as a result of they need to, a curious thoughts needing to study extra about dealing with thoroughbreds, and the limitless pursuit of extracting essentially the most out of them both as a pleasure pursuit, or on a racetrack. Every is its personal puzzle. You by no means get the identical consequence twice.
There are various methods to fan that ambition, however driving a truck for 4’N Twenty pies and stumbling throughout a bloke who labored for Tip Prime is likely one of the extra uncommon ones.
Enver Jusufovic isn’t your stereotypical coach. The son of migrant mother and father from Slovenia and Bosnia, the previous nationwide stage volleyballer pursued a profession within the racing trade when others wouldn’t.
“I used to be incomes extra money than what I’m incomes now,” Jusufovic laughs of his job with the well-known pie firm. “After I was working for 4’N Twenty, there was a month I’d begin work at midnight after which begin my run at 3.30am till 1pm. Then I’d do one other job after which would go to coaching with the state facet. I used to be buggered.
“I bear in mind a policeman waking me up at a set of lights at some point after I’d fallen asleep in my truck. I couldn’t maintain that, however I did it for a month.”
Jusufovic was on considered one of his runs when he began speaking to longtime horseman Mick Bell, who lately ready prime sprinter Jungle Edge. The short-courser would chase moist tracks throughout the jap seaboard and the extra mud splattered throughout his face, the higher he preferred it. Jungle Edge would have a cult following.
Bell invited Jusufovic out to his property, and inside weeks he had handed within the keys to his pie truck and began working with Greg Eurell.