Goggin back at the track

Tuesday 17 October 2017

TASMANIAN Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Goggin retired from training earlier this year but he was back doing what he does best at Elwick today to reveal he is back in the game.

Goggin has decided to keep his hand in by preparing a small team of two and his first runner could be contesting a race next month.

Fastnet Dragon, a horse that performed brilliantly in Singapore early in his career and went down by a nose in the Singapore Gold Cup, won a trial to encourage the horse’s owners Stephen and Yasmin Maskiell to persevere with his preparation.

Goggin said it was nice to be back but he was adamant his involvement is very much part-time.

“I’m too busy with dropping grandchildren off at this and that to be a full-time horse trainer but I must admit it is nice to be back amongst it, albeit on a very small scale,” Goggin said.

Goggin is a multiple premiership-winning trainer who was one of the inaugural inductees into the Tasmanian Racing Hall of Fame in 2005.