Norm Loy to join an elite stable

FORMER Albury jockey and trainer Norm Loy is set to join the stables of Kembla Grange trainer Donna Grisedale as stable foreman.

Loy is spending this week at the stables on a trial basis before making a final decision.

“I’m up here for a week on trial to see if I like it or not,” Loy said yesterday.

“So far it has been really good and I’m pretty sure that I will stay up here.

“Donna trained five winners from seven runners at the Sapphire Coast at the weekend and is a very astute trainer.

“The plan is to give it a good few months up here by myself before looking at relocating the family.

“I’m looking forward to it.”

Grisedale has 21 horses in work and previously worked for Sydney trainer Jack Denham.

Loy has recently been stable foreman for Albury trainer Martin Stein as well as driving the stable truck to race day meetings for Brett Cavanough.

Loy’s wife, Natalie, recently took out her trainers licence and trains a small team of two horses.

Ruthless Lover made her debut for the stable at Albury last Friday for a fifth placing and is set to race at Tatura tomorrow.

Their son, Brodie, is also based at Kembla Grange with the Bede Murray stable.

Brodie has had a big impact as a jockey in a little over 15 months and has ridden 74 winners.

He has only six wins to go to out-ride his country claim which is an outstanding achievement considering most apprentice jockeys take at least two-years to achieve the feat.

Brodie has also ridden three metropolitan winners and is set to partner the Paul Murray-trained Alma’s Fury at Randwick on Saturday.

Alma’s Fury finished third in the group 2 Villiers at Kensington two starts back in December behind the Hawkes-trained Ninth Legion.

Although above average height for a jockey, Brodie is yet to have any weight issues and can comfortably ride at 53 kilograms.

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