Gabriel Marie "Gai" Waterhouse is an Australian horse trainer and businesswoman. The daughter of Tommy J. Smith, a leading trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses, Waterhouse was born and raised in Sydney. After graduating from the University of New South Wales, she worked as an actor for a time, appearing in both Australian and English television series. Having worked under her father for a period of 15 years, Waterhouse was granted an Australian Jockey Club licence in 1992, and trained her first Group One winner later that year. In 1994, after her father became ill, she took over his Tulloch Lodge stable, and she has since trained 135 G1 winners and won seven Sydney trainers' premierships. She was also the trainer of Fiorente, the winner of the 2013 Melbourne Cup, becoming the third woman to train a winner of that race. Waterhouse was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2007, and has been described as the "first lady of Australian racing".
|Born:||Gabriel Marie Smith, September 2, 1954, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Alma mater:||University of New South Wales|
|Children:||Tom Waterhouse, Kate Waterhouse Ricketson|
|Parent(s):||Tommy J. Smith, Valarie Smith|
|Website:||Gai Waterhouse's Official site|
|IMDb:||Gai Waterhouse's IMDb|
About Gai Waterhouse
Proprietor of the eponymous Racing Stables trained the Australian Triple Crown winner Dance Hero, and made a name for herself as an actress.
Before turning to horse racing, she was a model and actress, appearing in the the soap opera The Young Doctors and other series.
She had numerous Group One wins, and got her first Sydney premiership in 1996 to 2007, but she was controversially sacked in 2013.
Her husband, Robbie Waterhouse, was involved in the Fine Cotton scandal, which made her obtaining an Australian Jockey Club license and long and arduous task.
Christopher Ryan also starred The Young Doctors, the series that made Gai popular.
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