Horse Racing

Emerging Kiwi trainer not afraid of the big city lights

Jarrod Sierocki

Summer Sprint TAB Racing Market Update.

Best friends: Warwick Farm trainer Richard Litt with Song And Laughter, who will contest Schweppes Handicap.

A FAMILY tragedy thrust Richard Litt into training a little sooner than expected.

There had been a plan in place for several years for the 27-year-old to take over his father’s Warwick Farm stable eventually but when his brother Jay died in 2015 things sped up.

‘’Dad would still be here in partnership with me but about 18 months ago my brother passed away so he went back to New Zealand and left the stables to me until things settled down,” he said.

‘'(Jay) left a wife and two children, and my mother was distraught so he didn’t worry too much about the horses for the last 12 months.

‘’It seemed the right time to take over.”

The Litt family has been involved in racing and showjumping for about as long as Richard can remember and he’s one of many emerging trainers to cut their teeth working for some of Sydney’s big…

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