Norbert Makes Wagga Debut For Corowa Trainer

By: Sarah Fortnum
November 24th, 2011

Promising galloper Norbert will have his first start for new trainer Rick Freyer in the Cottontails On The Ridge Class 2 Handicap at Wagga tomorrow.

Freyer purchased Norbert last month after his sixth place finish at Port Macquarie on October 7.

“A trackwork rider friend of mine told me about the horse and we ended up buying him unsighted,” Freyer said.

“He arrived early October and when I first saw him after he got off the float I was thrilled.

“He has great length and size, just the sort of horse we were looking for.”

Norbert has won two of his six race starts and has earned close to $15,000 in prize money.

“Apparently he was a horse that thought a lot,” Freyer said.

“We’ve just changed things around since he’s arrived and I couldn’t be happier with him.

“We’ve restricted his work, just a lot of light stuff, trotting, light cantering and long walks.

“He’s responding.

“The horse has shown ability right from day one.

“He’s doing everything asked of him. He hasn’t missed a beat.”


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