"Gai Waterhouse is one horse trainer who needs little introduction. She is the Queen of Australian racing and her flamboyant style plus tremendous success on the track has made her one of the most famous names in the sport."
Waterhouse is the daughter of T.J. Smith, who along with the likes of Bart Cummings and Colin Hayes, is regarded as one of Australia's best-ever trainers. She has been a pioneer for women in racing and reached the pinnacle in 2013 when she won the Melbourne Cup with Fiorente.
. Waterhouse, 63, may still be a force at the top level but her stable numbers have reduced in recent seasons, focusing on quality rather than quantity with stables in both Sydney and Melbourne.
She formed a training partnership with Adrian Bott in 2016, a move that has allowed her to share the busy demands of being a leading trainer.
Bott, 30, comes from a racing family, with his father Tony a leading bloodstock agent. He learnt his craft under the tutelage of Waterhouse and is the likely heir to the powerful Tulloch Lodge stables.
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