LOVE Jumps Q&A - Sam Logan
What is your earliest racing memory?
A horse my parents trained called El Duce winning the Wellington Guineas in 1998.
How did you become involved with jumps racing?
I was given a good old open handicapper Magna Carta to get his jumps ticket and thankfully the owners left him with me.
What is your proudest career moment to date?
Winning the 2019 Pakuranga Hunt Cup with Lacustre.
Is there one horse that has a particularly special place in your heart?
They’re all special in their own way but Lambrusco would be right up there. He’s the first horse I selected as a yearling, broke in and trained to win six races. He’ll sadly miss this winter but will hopefully be back next year.
What jumps race would you love to win?
The Great Northern Chase while it’s still run over the hill. It’s the ultimate test of horse, trainer and jockey.
What horse from your stable should we be keeping an eye out for this jumps season?
In terms of jumpers I only have Lacustre at the moment, but hopefully we will be watching him go over the Ellerslie hill later in the season.
If you weren’t in racing, what would you be doing?
I’m a qualified Test Analyst which is probably what I’d go back to.
What advice would you give someone looking to enter the racing industry?
Find a good team and remember you never stop learning.
Why do you love jumps racing?
I love the people, they’re always there to help and are happy for you when you have success.