The 2 UNITS are exactly that. A couple of units that love their racing. Comprising of Dave “Sults” Strehlau and Nick “Footy” Foot, the 2 UNITS forged a mateship through common interests, and amongst those, was a love of thoroughbred racing. Dave and Nick spent 6 years working together prior to the birth of 2 UNITS, sharing an office, talking crap and going on way too many coffee walks. An obsession with racing grew and 9 times out of 10, the conversations directed back to the horses. They are a couple of blokes that love a laugh (in particular their own gear), and in March 2021, decided to record their horse racing conversations in the form of a Podcast. From there, the 2 UNITS Podcast was born and has continued to grow since. Two mates with a love of racing, havin’ a laugh and havin’ fun; simple as that.

Dave ‘The Sultan’ Strehlau

Dave, or as he is more affectionately known as, ‘Sults’, is a thoroughbred racing enthusiast and form analyst, primarily focusing on racing in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. At 33 years young, it wasn’t until the age of 25 that he began to develop an interest in the racing analysis side of the sport. Illness and some time off work saw him spending time at home during the week, watching the horse racing and in the process, becoming fascinated with all the different variables that can go into horse performance in any given race. The prospect of a new challenge and the excitement of immersing himself in all things horse racing took over his life and from that moment, a love of all things racing began to run deep. Dave has love of analysing sectionals, times, data, replays and of course, the animals themselves. In December 2018, he started up a Twitter page and coined himself ‘The Sultan of Sydney’, where he offered tips and insight into races, with a leaning to a focus on NSW metro form. This quickly expanded to a focus on other racing jurisdictions and as time went on, his knowledge of the sport continued to develop and evolve. Dave loves nothing more than backing a gutsy on pacer that gives their all and he learned the hard way that unless it all falls into place, back markers are money munchers! Now the co-host of the 2 Units Podcast, featuring on RSN every Friday and also working as a form analyst for the highly respected Racing.com team, Sults has managed to turn his passion into a budding career. He cannot wait for what lies ahead and to continue to share the journey with the Unit Army.

Nick Foot

Nick Foot, or ‘Footy’ to his mates, is a racing tragic from way back. Born and raised in Hobart, Footy grew up in the 90’s, watching his Nan trawl through ‘The Mercury’ newspaper each Friday in search of the form guide to find her best bets for the weekend. This, coupled with his Dad’s love of a 4 horse boxed exacta, meant Footy didn’t stand a chance.

Starved of quality black type racing in Tasmania, it was the Hobart Cup in February of each year that Footy and his mates would treat as their day of days. Setting up camp at the furlong pole, drinking and eating their weight and trying to back a winner, none more memorable than hissing home D.K Weir’s Offenbach in the 2008 edition.

In 2012, Nick relocated to Melbourne to further his career as an AFL Field Umpire. He has umpired at the elite level for 12 years and officiated in over 200 AFL senior matches to date, becoming a highly respected official in the game. Living just a stone’s throw from HQ, the majority of his “off season” is spent in the VRC members, socialising with mates and trying to back a winner. 

A keen horse owner, Footy has been involved in more than enough slow ones over the past decade and this heavily supports his mantra of “you don’t get into ownership to make money.” In saying that, hopefully the next fast one is just around the corner.

Like a lot of punters, Footy’s love of racing really peaked throughout the pandemic, as the ‘Sport of Kings’ pushed on at all costs. Outside of finding 1×3 plays and betting on every straight race at HQ, he has learnt to take a far more disciplined approach to the great game, taking on the philosophy that punting is just ‘one long day’.

Host and Producer of the 2 UNITS Podcast, as well as frequently featuring on RSN, Footy is passionate about providing entertaining racing content through a laid back lens. If it ain’t fun, what’s the point in doing it.