Success in racing horses lies in the ability of your trainer.
In the first place, the trainer needs the special skill to be able to select potential winners from the myriad of unraced yearlings that are offered every year. Then he has to have the ability to educate and condition the equine athlete to be capable of competing at the peak of the horse’s natural ability. Understanding this, there is no one better than Neville Parnham.
Neville is a 13 times WA Champion trainer. He was born into racing with his Father and Uncle being successful trainers. He started out as a jockey but weight forced him to hang up the boots and join the training ranks.
What we like about Neville is his ability to consistently get winners from his babies through to older horses. Neville places his horses to earn prize money.
Neville’s training facilities are first class. He has stables in the heart of Ascot as well as a rural complex in Banjup allowing him to place a horse in the most suitable environment for that particular horse.
In our quest to race horses capable of being successful in metropolitan racing, we believe the Neville Parnham factor improves our odds of success.
Neville Parker is a young up and coming trainer. Neville has been around horses all his life with his Father John Parker, having trained successfully for many years in Western Australia.
Neville also spent time as stable foreman for leading trainer Lindsey Smith. We have no doubt Neville will become a force in the Western Australian trainers ranks in time.
We enjoy racing horses through the Kalgoorlie season. This season we have joined up with Kalgoorlie’s leading trainer Peter Fernie.
Peter is a third – generation trainer who consistently tops the leading country trainers’ leaderboard.
Jarrod Austin and his Warwick Farm team have a hands on approach, with the philosophy that in order to realise each horse’s best potential, it should be happy, healthy and fighting fit.
They receive highly individual and specialised care which, combined with patience and hard work, make up the key ingredients of Austin Racing’s successful formula.
Jarrod’s life long experience in the racing and thoroughbred industry was rewarded with immediate success. Established in 2011, Austin Racing achieved a city metropolitan double – which included a Listed win – in its first season, along with numerous city winners from a small base of horses.
With his band of loyal owners and new clients entrusting their horses to his care, Austin Racing will continue to climb the ladder of racing success.
Robbie rode successfully as a jockey before weight forced his early retirement. As a jockey, he rode for the likes of the late Colin Hayes, Bart Cummings, Lee Freedman and others.
Robbie kicked off his training apprenticeship as stable foreman for leading trainer Tony Vasil. He then spent time in Europe to hone his skills before opening his own stable in 1991.
Robbie is a multiple Group 1 winning trainer who consistently features in the top 10 trainers Victorian Trainers’ leaderboard.
Mick Price is one of Australia’s premier trainers having won 36 Group 1 races, hundreds of stakes races and has won over $100 million in prize money.
As he states, “I never wanted to be the biggest, I just love the whole art and challenge of daily life as a horse trainer.
I am lucky enough to have good relationships with owners big and small, everyone is important.
I love what we do here and we do it well. We do it honestly and to the best of our ability. We have good facilities, good work programs and good staff who love their horses.”