Meanwhile in … Melbourne: jockey Campbell Rawiller celebrates first success as a greyhound trainer

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Campbell Rawiller with his first winning greyhound Forcefully. Photo: themeadows.org.au

Australia: The Rawiller family have been synonymous with success on the horse racetrack for years but 20-year-old jockey Campbell Rawiller has found success in another sphere after training his first winner as a greyhound trainer.

The son of 64-time G1-winning jockey Nash Rawiller, and nephew of Brad, has ridden 124 winners in his own short career but now splits his time in the saddle with training two dogs.

Weeks after receiving his licence from Greyhound Racing Victoria, he made his training breakthrough when Forcefully took out race 11 at the Meadows in Melbourne [November 17].

“It was an unbelievable feeling that I haven’t had since my first race ride, so much adrenaline, it was very, very exciting,” he told SEN Track’s Bensley. “It was an unbelievable day.”

In order to combine his two roles, Rawiller rides out from 4am every day after which he heads home to work and feed his dogs. “If I’ve got weight to lose I’ll go for a good run with the boys,” he said.

He added: “It takes my mind away from that consistency of having racing on your mind all the time. It’s been great for me.”

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