Fandi (Assistant Supervisor)
“My unforgettable memory is winning the consolation award for ‘Best Groom’ .”Fandi
Fandi has known Steve for more than 6 years while working as a groom in other stables. Having grown up around horses, his love and skillful handling of the temperamental equines seems almost inborn within him. These skills are useful in his current job in managing the race horses as an assistant supervisor at Steven Burridge.
Highly sensitive and alert to the horses’ mood, he calls them the gentle animals despite having had some knocks and falls. He is adept in understanding the equine body language and responds accordingly while saddling up the horses ready for the track riders. He has to see that the right 8 horses are placed into the horse walker while saddling up 8 horses he has just removed and so on. This job requires patience as some horses are nervous or impatient to get moving while being saddled. He believes harsh handling of the horses is futile as you don’t get the desired response from them. Fandi is also on hand to saddle up at the races which is a very responsible and crucial job. He is certainly a large cog in the wheel at Steven Burridge racing stables.
A proud father of two boys, he indulges his sons whenever he is not at work.