Gai Waterhouse Net Worth

A lot of people may not know that Gai Waterhouse is an actress, as she’s popular as an Australia horse trainer and businesswoman. She is also well-known as, Proprietor of the eponymous Racing Stables trained the Australian Triple Crown winner Dance Hero.

Even though Waterhouse did not dedicate her entire life as an actress, however, there are many fans of Waterhouse who really want to know about her life, her career, and also her net worth. Considering Waterhouse is one of Australian’s leading horse trainers, certainly the fact of how much she makes money wants the public to know.

Through our post, we’ll explain what you want to know about Waterhouse’s life; her life, her career, her family, even her net worth. So, let’s see our post below!

Gai Waterhouse’s Net Worth

According to Idol NetWorth, Gai Waterhouse’s net worth is approximately $2 million, as of 2021. Most of her income comes from her profession as an actress, also some of her earnings as a horse trainer. Her salary is roughly $53,036, as of 2020.

Gai Waterhouse’s Life

Gai Waterhouse Net Worth

Gai Waterhouse was born on September 2, 1954. She is the daughter of Tommy J. Smith, a leading trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses. Waterhouse is well-known as an Australian horse trainer. She was born and raised in Sydney.

Once Waterhouse graduated from the University of New South Wales, she worked as an actor for a time, appearing in both Australian and English television series. After working under her father for a period of 15years, she was granted an Australian Jockey Club (AJC) license in 1992 and trained her first Group One (G1) winner later that year.

Here are the personal information about Waterhouse:

    • Real Name: Gai Waterhouse
    • Occupation: Horse trainer, actress and businesswoman
    • Nationality: Australia
    • Date of Birth: 1954/09/02
    • Birth Year: 1954
    • Birth Month: 09
    • Birth day: 02
    • Age: 66
    • Gender: female
    • Place of Birth: Scotland
    • IMDB details: nm2402200
    • Awards Received: Australian National Living Treasure,Victorian Honour Roll of Women
    • Childrens: Tom Waterhouse
    • Education: University of New South Wales
    • Father: Tommy J. Smith
    • Official website:
    • Sport: equestrianism
    • Spouse: Robbie Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse’s Early Career

Before turning to horse racing, Waterhouse made a name for herself as a model and actress who appeared in the soap opera The Young Doctors and the other series.  She then moved to Englands and appeared in the Doctor Who Story The Invasion of Time. She then returned to Australia where she served an apprenticeship under her father for fifteen years before getting her own trainer’s licence.

Gai Waterhouse’s Horse Training Career

Gai Waterhouse’s Horse Training Career

Waterhouse was given her Australian Jockey Club (AJC) licence in January 1992, though this was made hard as her husband, Robbie Waterhouse was banned for his involvement in the Fine Cotton scandal. The rules of AJC at the time determined that the spouse of a banned person couldn’t be licensed.

In March 1992, her first winner was the horse Gifted Poet and her first Group One winner was Te Akau Nick in the Metropolitan Handicap in October that year. Once Waterhouse’s father, T.J. Smith became ill, he then passed on the Tulloch Lodge stable in the 1994-1995 season.

Waterhouse first achieved fame in Australia when Nothin’ Leica Dane came into the Melbourne Cup in 1995 once winning the Victoria Derby three days earlier. The three-year-old stallion finished second in the Melbourne Cup, a race the three-year-old hasn’t won since Skipton in 1941.

Waterhouse had then Group One wins and won her first Sydney premiership during the 1996 – 1997 season. She also trained the first, second and third place-getters in the Golden Slipper in 2001 and added the first of three successive Sydney training premierships which culminated with 156 wins in 2002/2003, equalling her father’s Sydney training record.

Waterhouse had eleven Group One wins and added a fifth Sydney training premiership in the 2004 – 2005 racing season. As of 2010, the Waterhouse stable at Tulloch Lodge has won 102 Group One races.

Her other successful horses include Ha Ha, Golden Slipper Dance Hero and the newly crowned 2008 Golden Slipper winner and Australian two-year-old of the year, Sebring. Prolific Group One winners Grand Armee, All Our Mob, Juggler and two time Epsom Handicap winner Desert War. With her competitive horses, she also won the 2010 BMW Caulfield Cup with Descarado.

By 2012, Caulfield Guineas Waterhouse’s hot favorite Pierro, undefeated in his first eight races, was beaten by All Too Hard in a major upset. In fact, All Too Hard is the half-brother of star sprinter Black Caviar.

Waterhouse was dealt yet another blow when favourite Glencadam Gold finished 15th in the Caulfield Cup, with nine lengths behind last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden.

Gai Waterhouse’s Achievement

On September 30, 2000, Waterhouse was awarded the Australian Sports Medal  for ‘outstanding contribution to thoroughbred racing’. She was also nominated as an Australian Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia.

Waterhouse was inducted into the Australian Racing’s Hall of Fame in November 2017, following in the footsteps of her late father, T.J. Smith. Then, she was also inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in October 2018. While, her father was inducted in 1996.

Gai Waterhouse’s Controversy

The owner John Singleton sacked Waterhouse at the 2013 Sydney Cup day, shown live on television once her son Tom Waterhouse, a bookmaker, allegedly told acquaintances that Singleton’s horse More Joyous would lose the All Aged Stakes which it did. Well, both Waterhouse and her son denied any wrongdoing.

For her case, Steward laid two changes against Waterhouse, first ‘fail to report to the Stewards any condition or occurrence which may affect the running of a horse in a race’ and second ‘having failed to keep a record of treatments administered to a horse’. Then, Waterhouse was found guilty and fined A$5500, on May 27.

Then, Waterhouse won her first Melbourne Cup with Fiorentee on November 5, 2013. Reportedly, she is the second female trainer to win the race and the first Australian woman.

Okay, that’s the information about Gai Waterhouse life, career, award and also her net worth.

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