TRAINER Bradley Maroun died earlier this week following a battle with cancer. He was 57.
Bradley was a member of the prominent Maroun racing family which was headed by his father Robert, who trained from 1972 – 1995 and died in 2011 and his brother Kevin “Buddy” Maroun, who passed away in 2008.
Bradley, who trained mainly for his brother Anthony, never had a big string in his yard, but like “Buddy” he had a good strike rate, especially with sprinters, and kept his runners sound, racing and earning. His best horse was the multiple winning galloper Narc, who won the Gr2 Emerald Cup on sand at the Vaal in 2007 and was later exported to Dubai.
Mike de Kock, who is in Australia at present, paid tribute to Bradley Maroun and said: “He was a quiet man who kept to himself and did what he enjoyed doing, training the horses he loved. He was a good, knowledgable horseman and we got on very well. I’d like to extend my condolences to the Maroun family on behalf of mine.”
Bradley is survived by his life partner Michelle Tinkler, daughter Michelle, son Zane and grandson Carter.