Question Time Podcast With Jason Mackay – Ask Your Questions

We have been lucky enough to secure some time with leading NSW trainer Jason Mackay. This interview follows on from our Question Time Podcasts with Paul Wheeler, Jason Thompson, Rob Britton and Tom Dailly.

The interview will take place at the Maitland Cup Final on Thursday night, where Mackay will put the finishing touches on Fire Elusive from box two.

Last year Mackay won the National Futurity with Sometimes Speedy and the Canberra Cup with Zipping Willow. He will be looking to open his group account for 2014 on Thursday night.

Jason has trained superstars such as Big Sam Banner, Texas Gold, Snozz and more recently the retired Punch One Out.

You can send your questions in via many options –

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– The comments section on this page

These podcasts are designed to allow our readers to get involved in the interview process and we encourage your participation.

Past Discussion

  1. do you believe trainers that drug dogs should be considered good trainers or put in hall of fame. i believe they should be mafe to pay the owner the lost prize money and srubbed for life

  2. do you believe trainers that drug dogs should be considered good trainers or put in hall of fame. i believe they should be mafe to pay the owner the lost prize money and srubbed for life

  3. Hi Jason – thanks for your info. I’ve been following the dogs keenly of late with my pop Eric Robinson having a few of his pups racing. Any tips on getting the weight down on dogs in racing condition?? Do you change diets week to week? Also racing weights do you put significant time into the individual racing weights for your dogs? And do you adjust this for different distances etc?? Finally mate what brand of kibble do you find is the best currently?? Cheers mate – thanks for any input.. Tim

  4. Hi Jason – thanks for your info. I’ve been following the dogs keenly of late with my pop Eric Robinson having a few of his pups racing. Any tips on getting the weight down on dogs in racing condition?? Do you change diets week to week? Also racing weights do you put significant time into the individual racing weights for your dogs? And do you adjust this for different distances etc?? Finally mate what brand of kibble do you find is the best currently?? Cheers mate – thanks for any input.. Tim

  5. A few years back P Giles was known for his expertise with stayers. Texas Gold and Classy Customer to name a couple put you I believe at the top of the tree when it came to preparing a dog for the distance. Currently it’s Rob Britton who is virtually dominating the staying scene. Is it simply having the right dog at the right time ? Is there an “art” to preparing a stayer ? Or has the advancements in “sports science” meant it’s relatively easier nowadays to get a dog that was once suspect over a shorter distance to suddenly become a Group class 700m performer ?

  6. A few years back P Giles was known for his expertise with stayers. Texas Gold and Classy Customer to name a couple put you I believe at the top of the tree when it came to preparing a dog for the distance. Currently it’s Rob Britton who is virtually dominating the staying scene. Is it simply having the right dog at the right time ? Is there an “art” to preparing a stayer ? Or has the advancements in “sports science” meant it’s relatively easier nowadays to get a dog that was once suspect over a shorter distance to suddenly become a Group class 700m performer ?