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Teenage horseman Lachie Manzelmann is heading interstate.
The 18-year-old Queenslander has taken up the opportunity to join the leading Sydney stables of Shane and Lauren Tritton at Menangle.
Manzelmann, the son of leading thoroughbred trainer John who is based in central Queensland, has enjoyed stints with leading stables of Chantal Turpin and Pete McMullen while more recently working under the eye of Darrel Graham.
The talented reinsman will join his new team later this month.
“I just thought it was a great opportunity to expand my knowledge and see things from a different perspective, I’m really looking forward to it because I know I will grow in areas as a trainer and a driver.” Manzelmann said.
The mini-trotting graduate landed 23 winners last season while he has 16 winners to date for the current term.
He returns to race driving tomorrow (Tuesday) after serving a recent four week suspension.
Two weeks ago, Manzelmann prepared his maiden metropolitan winner when Sicilian Slumber proved too good for his rivals.
Amy Rees took the winning drive.
“That was a great feeling but I’m thinking a winner at Menangle will be even better, I’m looking forward to driving on the big track.
“Shane and Lauren have a number of quality performers in their care and I’ll be happy with any opportunities that come my way while the driving colony is high quality and there’s a lot to learn.
“Queensland will always be home but this opportunity came at the right time, I’m keen to learn as much as possible.”
Shane and Lauren Tritton are currently 5th in the New South Wales premiership with 33 winners to date.
Chris Barsby | RQ Web News | January 8