Trainer of the Month – November 2019
PUBLISHED: 05 December 2019
ROBBIE AND SHANNON HILL
The Gold Circle Trainer Award for the month has been awarded to father and son team of Robbie and Shannon Hill.
Dedication and full commitment to one’s chosen path in life often becomes a passion and that is what brought about Robbie and Shannon opening the Hill Racing Stable in 2012. Their persistence through the difficult early days of its establishment has paid dividends and is recognized as a formidable competitive force in racing.
Robbie retired from a very successful 40-year jockey career after a back operation during which Shannon honed his talent as a trainer working in a number of top stables in the province. With Robbie’s passion for racing and his love of the thoroughbred, it seemed inevitable that father and son would join forces.
The combination has been a story of success and was perfectly illustrated in the month when they scored one of the best performances with almost a 50% win strike rate of four wins and a second from just nine runners. For Robbie and Shannon the passion has paid dividends – well done guys.