Reckless was a personality as well as a wonderful stayer, trained by Tommy Woodcock Reckless was a champion race horse. Reckless victories include the Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane cups and the 73-year-old trainer liked the stallion`s chances in the 1977 Melbourne Cup. Horse and trainer died within months of each other in 1985. Tommy Woodcock holds a special place in Australian racing. He was strapper to the mighty Phar Lap in 1930 when the great horse won the Melbourne Cup, and Phar Lap died in his arms while overseas in 1932. Below you ca see archive footage of the great reckless in action.