12 Questions: With George Boughey

George Boughey | Tattersalls/Laura Green

First job in the Thoroughbred industry?

Working for Tom Goff and Luke Lillingston doing the yearling sales in the USA and UK.


Biggest influence on your career?

Hugo Palmer. Working for six seasons from when he had 30 horses to training Classic winners.


Favourite racehorse of all time, and why?

It has to be Cachet, beyond my wildest dreams to train a Classic winner in my third season for Highclere.


Who will be champion first-season sire in 2023?

He might not have the most winners but I have a handful by Blue Point who are very hard not to like.


Greatest race in the world?

The Derby, but I'd love to win a Breeders' Cup or a Cox Plate.


If you could be someone else in the industry for a day who would it be, and why?

Aidan O'Brien.


Emerging talent in the industry (human)?

Harry Derham (top man who I've sent a horse!) and Connor Planas (joins us after a stint in Dubai).


Name a horse TDN should have made a Rising Star, and didn't?

Proverb (Harry Angel) when he won his novice at Hamilton by seven lengths.


Under-the-radar stallion?



Friday night treat?



Guilty pleasure outside racing?

Outside of racing?!?!


Race I wish I'd been there for…

Gold Trip winning the Melbourne Cup for great friend David Eustace.

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