Katrina Alexander is set to return to the training ranks after several years away caring for her son, Jackson, who lost his battle with stage three melanoma skin cancer early last month.
Having died on June 6, one of Jackson’s final wishes was that his mother would return to training and Alexander has subsequently applied to renew her licence for the new season in partnership with her husband Simon at Matamata.
“He (Jackson) called me in one day and said to me ‘I want you to resign and go and do what you want to do’,” Alexander said.
“I had a good job at Westpac, but we’d talked about training again. It’s been a collective family decision and seeing what he (Jackson) went through you realise you’ve got to do what you want to do.”
Alexander’s biggest win came courtesy of Honor Babe in the Group 1 2003 Sydney Cup (3200m).