A new dawn at Cameron Racing
May 25, 2017
Tea Tree Gully will always hold a special place in Scott and Russell Cameron’s heart.
The Price Bloodstock-owned gelding was the first horse saddled by father and son as a training partnership when he ran at Sale on May 17.
For Scott, it was the realisation of a dream.
“I was born into racing and have been around the stables since I was baby,” Scott says.
“All I’ve ever want to do is be involved.”
Scott attempted to follow the family tradition of being a jockey.
Scott’s grandfather Ted Cameron formed a formidable combination as trainer with his brother Ken ‘Bubba’ in the saddle.
Scott rode a winner from a handful of rides however, weight intervened and his life took another turn.
“When I got too big to be a jockey I decided training would be the path I would take,” Scott says.
“I still ride a lot of our work and I believe it is an advantage - I can get a great feel of how a horse is progressing and Dad is watching from the ground so it all ties in.
“It’s taken a little while to get my licence but now that it’s through I’m very excited about the future and especially to be working with my father.
“He’s getting a little bit older now but he’s a great role model, a Group One winning trainer with a vast knowledge and I’m just very lucky to be able to work with him.
“We’re only small at the moment and it is tough to expand but I strongly believe that working with Dad, we can do as good a job as anyone.
“We are hands on and we know we have to look after our owners and that’s what we do so it’s onwards and upwards.”