A former jockey, McColm took on the training caper in 1986 but his career and life were seriously threatened following a health scare in 2010.
“I had a bleed on the brain and had to give training away for a couple of years,” he said.
“I’ve got four horses in work now but I hope to have six soon as well as running a pest control business.”
McColm was originally based at Beaudesert before he packed up and left following some personal issues and bought a five-acre property not far from the Murwillumbah race track.
Developing the complex has been an ongoing process but thanks to his former top sprinter Spirit Of Oregon and now Far Too Easy, McColm has reinvented himself.
Far Too Easy was a $45,000 steal at the Magic Millions sales when McColm went to the yearling sales with a $70,000 budget.
“I’m not sure why he went for $45,000. The only thing I can think of was he was a bit on the small side but he was still very athletic,” he said.
McColm gave a little chuckle when asked what he planned to do if Far Too Easy won the Magic Millions Guineas.
“I’ll probably reflect on my life a little but I’m chuffed just to have a runner in it,” he said.