TRAINERS PROFILE: GAI WATERHOUSE AND ADRIAN BOTT
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott are one of Australia’s leading horse trainers with facilities in Sydney and Melbourne. It’s a partnership which was formed in 2016 between leading Trainer Gai Waterhouse, daughter of racing legend TJ Smith, and Adrian Bott, who grew up in the racing world and has created a well-respected name for himself in the industry.
Adrian and I are consistently one of the top among Australian trainers, in terms of strike rate both in NSW and VIC and prize money earned.
I have trained over 130 Group 1 winners, including six Golden Slippers, eight Metropolitan Handicaps, nine Flight Stakes’ and a Melbourne Cup. Two of my Golden Slipper winners won the two-year-old Triple Crown, Dance Hero and Pierro, and I attained a trifecta in the prestigious Golden Slipper in 2001 (a feat never before achieved in this race).
Adrian and I have already produced five Group 1 winners as a partnership, including Global Glamour who won the Flight Stakes and the 1000 Guineas seven days apart. We also trained our first Group 1 Kennedy Oaks winner with Pinot in the Spring of 2017.
Recent Highlights and Successes Thoroughbred Shares
|ALBURY GOLD CUP||2021||ALB||OPEN LR||2000||ENTENTE|
|PARRAMATTA CUP||2021||RHIL||3U OPEN LR||1900||SACRAMENTO|
|LONHRO PLATE||2021||RAND||2 OPEN LR||1000||TILIANAM|
|EMPIRE ROSE STAKES||2020||FLEM||3UFM OPEN G1||1600||SHOUT THE BAR|
|CITY TATT’S CLUB CUP||2020||RAND||3U OPEN LR||2400||KNIGHTS ORDER|
|KINGSTON TOWN STAKES||2020||RAND||3U OPEN G3||2000||TAIKOMOCHI|
|FRED BEST CLASSIC||2020||DOOM||3 OPEN G3||1350||DAWN PASSAGE|
|SCONE GUINEAS||2020||RHIL||3 OPEN||1400||DAWN PASSAGE|
|HAWKESBURY GUINEAS||2020||RHIL||3 OPEN G3||1400||DAWN PASSAGE|
|VRC ST LEGER||2020||FLEM||3 OPEN LR||2800||SACRAMENTO|
|COOLMORE LEGACY (QUEEN OF THE TURF) STAKES||2020||RAND||3UFM OPEN G1||1600||CON TE PARTIRO|
|CARBINE CLUB STAKES||2020||RAND||3 OPEN G3||1600||ENTENTE|
|VINERY STUD STAKES||2020||RHIL||3F OPEN G1||2000||SHOUT THE BAR|
|GOLDEN SLIPPER||2020||RHIL||2 OPEN G1||1200||FARNAN|
|COOLMORE CLASSIC||2020||RHIL||3UFM OPEN G1||1500||CON TE PARTIRO|
Current Season Statistics
As of 21st March 2021
|Season||Wins||Win (%)||Places||Place (%)||Runners||G1(w)||G2(w)||G3(w)||LR(w)|
- In addition to Tulloch Lodge, we train out of Tempest Morn Lodge, Bounding Away Lodge, Desert War Lodge, and Sugar Barn Lodge which provide direct access to Randwick Racecourse. We also obtain 24 boxes at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne and have arrangements in other capital cities so we can place horses where they are best positioned to achieve results.
- Training facilities at Royal Randwick are second-to-none. The techniques employed by Adrian and I include training horses on a variety of track surfaces, swimming – both in the equine pool and at nearby Botany Bay – the handwalking of horses over Randwick’s hills, treadmill work and the use of many modern aids. All horses are weighed on a weekly basis.