Billy Slater Details The Other Sporting Passion He Pursued Before Joining The Storm

"I really enjoyed it."

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Billy Slater forged a legendary career for the Storm...but rugby league wasn't necessarily first sporting career.

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The 35-year-old retired from the Storm this year following an unbelievable career spanning 16 years, but he told Triple M's Rocking Horses it wasn't his first sporting job.

"I spent a little bit of time down in Sydney with Gai Waterhouse, rode some gallops and some jump outs and that sort of stuff," he told Triple M.

"I really enjoyed my time there...just working for her in general I suppose instilled a great work ethic. She's obviously been a successful trainer for a long period of time for a reason."

He explained that he got his first job cleaning the stables and walking the horses through his dad, who was friends with some trainers, before starting some riding and getting his own horse.

"I really enjoyed it, I have since I was about 10 years old. I've always been in the industry," he explained.

"I'm very lucky that I've been able to pursue two of my passions, rugby league and horse racing. It's been enjoyable.

"My old man just knew a couple of trainers at the race track and used to go and have a couple of beers in the afternoon.

"I left school after grade 11 - we weren't best of friends, school and I - so my mum said I had to get a job, and I got a job down at Gai's."

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