Jim Bolger is a phenomenon on the international horse racing scene.
A self-made man like no other in racing, the fact that he progressed from the bottom to the top of the training game is a remarkable achievement in itself, but in the last decade or so, Bolger has become more self-sufficient than any top trainer around the world, with his world-class breeding programme producing the majority of the horses he trains.
This breeding programme has produced top-class performers such as Teofilo, Trading Leather and Dawn Approach that Bolger trained to win multiple Group 1 races.
With a strong team of older horses and an array of Classic prospects headed up by the National Stakes winner Verbal Dexterity, Bolger looks set to have another successful season in 2018.
He was good enough to sit down with Kevin Blake of attheraces.com to discuss his string.