NSW: It's all in the family

17 November 2020
Goulburn trainer-driver David Hewitt looking for success at Bathurst on Wednesday night.

Goulburn trainer-driver David Hewitt looking for success at Bathurst on Wednesday night.

DAVID Hewitt justly speaks with pride of the achievements of his three sons Brad, Sam and Scott, who are all making names for themselves in the sport.

It appears the entire extended Hewitt family were afforded the talent possessed by their patriarch Tom Hewitt and his legacy is certain to continue for decades to come.

After growing up in the Crookwell area, David moved his family to nearby Goulburn, where the facilities were much more congenial to train horses . . . and they have never looked back.

“I share a barn at the Goulburn track with my eldest son Brad and divide my time between doing my own horses and helping him,” said David.

“Between us we have 25 horses in work, which is a good number to handle.

“Because we are in the same barn, we tend to help each other out.

“It works out well to be able to share the load – it’s just a good family environment.

“Our boys are all handy trainer-drivers and are achieving good things in the sport. 

“They work hard and are very professional in how they go about things, which makes us proud.”

David heads to Bathurst on Wednesday night, into territory that has been a happy hunting ground for his brother Bernie since he moved to that harness racing stronghold 19 years ago.

“Yes, Bern has done so well since moving to Bathurst and now his three kids are also doing good things in the sport, which is great to see.

“I am taking a pretty handy team up there and I am happy with where they have drawn. 

I do expect all four to run well.”

Hewitt believes Rosscommon Rose is the standout of his runners in Race 1.

“She is very consistent and has been racing in strong company right throughout her career which kicked off with a win first up at Menangle in April last year when she took out a heat of the APG,” said Hewitt.

“I will go forward on her and hopefully find the top – if that happens, I feel she can do the rest and win.

“Raging Sea (Race 2) is a nice horse that I bred and has won four of his eight race starts. 

“He is taking a steep rise in grade but from barrier one over the 2260 metre journey he should get a nice trip.”


Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) is the controlling body for harness racing in New South Wales with responsibility for commercial and regulatory management of the industry including 33 racing clubs across the State.  HRNSW is headed by a Board of Directors and is independent of Government.


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