Mick Quinn says having winning racehorse is a better feeling than scoring goals for Newcastle United
Mick Quinn scored plenty of goals for Newcastle United.
Arriving on Tyneside in 1988 the number nine scored four on his debut against Leeds United and hs remained a real cult hero for many Newcastle fans.
In total, Quinny scoring 57 goals in the black and white.
Of course since retiring from playing football, the one-time striker has had a varied workload.
A regular at talk-ins and a media pundit talking about football, as well as a bit of celebrity slimming.
However, his passion has always been horseracing, especially since giving up playing football.
So much so, that Mick Quinn has admitted that training a winner at the horseracing is a bigger thrill than it was when scoring goals for Newcastle United or any other club.
“Look, I can’t explain as a trainer, what it is like to train a winner, I can’t put it into words.
“It is so exciting.
“Even now, 20 years of training later…had a winner at Nottingham on Wednesday, the buzz and the excitement and the thrill is still there.
“And a lot of people don’t like me saying this at football clubs I have played at, the fans, but it is better than scoring a goal.
“Because of the elements of it.
“It is so competitive now at any level, training (racehorses), whatever band of racing you are in, to win a race.
“Getting the ground right, getting the trip right, the jockey’s tactics right, the training regime, pulling it all together for that race.
“Then when you win…it’s elation.”
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