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Gai Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse, daughter of the Australian trainer Tommy Smith, was born on 2 September 1952.

After a 15 year apprenticeship to her father, Gai took out her licence in January 1992 and landed her first winner at Hawkesbury in March of that year. Her first Group 1 success was with Te Akau Nick in the 1992 AJC Metropolitan. She became just the third trainer to prepare 100 plus Sydney metropolitan winners and took her first Sydney trainers' premiership in the 1996/97 season with 105 winners, training ten Group 1 winners that season.

One of Australia's toughest mile races - the Doncaster Handicap - has gone to Waterhouse on six occasions, including four in succession.

In 2005 Gai nominated Grand Armee, a seven-time Group 1 winner, as the best she has trained to date

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