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Top 20 Horse Trainers in New South Wales

Top 20 Horse Trainers in New South Wales

Here is the list of Top 20 horse trainers in New South Wales.

Top 20 Horse Trainers in New South Wales
  • 1. Mark Newnham Racing

    An inaugural winner of the Godolphin Award for Excellence in Racing. Mark has secured boxes at the world-class training centre at Warwick Farm but will soon have the scope to expand his numbers.

    Phone: 0408 439 979

  • 2. Pride Racing

    Joe completed the 2017/18 season in 9th position on the Metropolitan NSW training Premiership ladder behind Sydney’s mega stables, and hasn't been seen out of the top 10 in the past decade.

    Phone: 0402 079 460

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  • 3. Ron Leemon Racing

    Ron Leemon became involved in the racing industry as a representative on the Board of the New South Wales Trainers Association where he served for a period as President.

    Phone: 0414 601 726

  • 4. GD Hickman Racing

    Hickman Racing moved into larger premises at "The Farm's" Manning Street in 2004. Starting with just eight horses, the stable today has 25 thoroughbreds.


  • 5. Curtis Racing Stables

    Curtis Racing’s fundamentals of keeping smaller numbers in the stable, allows the team to give each horse the individual and tailored care they require to reach their full potential. Lee Curtis has been a licensed Sydney trainer since 1994. Based at Rosehill, Lee maintains a boutique stable of 14 horses with access to state-of-the-art facilities afforded by the premier training location.

    Phone: 0420 818 404 Email:

  • 6. Marc Conners Racing

    With only a small stable Marc has trained Camino Rose to win the Group One Coolmore Classic at Rosehill Gardens, Crown Princess to win the Group Three MRC Thoroughbred Club Stakes, Western Beau the Heritage Stakes at Rosehill, Mr Martini the Group Three Kingston Town Stakes at Rosehill and My Middi the Listed Jayco Cup at Caulfield.

    Phone: 0418 652 209  Email:

  • 7. Adam Sutton

    In 2010 Adam fulfilled the dream of competing in and becoming Champion of the prestigious Australian Horse starting contest, Equitana’s ‘The Way Of The Horse’. Adams caring approach to horses, coupled with trust, respect and confidence has earned him a reputation as one of Australia’s best horse trainers.

    Phone: 0418 486 081

  • 8. Snowden Racing 

    Snowden won the five premier two-year-old races in Australia, the Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper (Sepoy), the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and ATC Champagne Stakes (Helmet) and Benfica who won the T J Smith Stakes (now the J J Atkins Plate) in Brisbane.

    Phone: 02 9326 7866

  • 9. John O’Shea Racing

    John was appointed the huge role of being Godolphins private trainer last year 2014 in Australia, taking over from Peter Snowden. After 3 years in the job, over 500 winners and 10 Group 1 winners, John returned to the Randwick to commence training in his own right once again. 

    Email: Website:

  • 10. Ron Quinton Racing

    Ron’s first Group 1 winner as a trainer was Easy Rocking whose major win was in the VRC Salinger Stakes (1200m) up the famous ‘straight six’ at Flemington.

    Phone: +61 2 9665 4604 Email:

Top 20 Horse Trainers in New South Wales
  • 11. Portelli Racing

    Gary Portelli's first major success came when staying filly Rena's Lady who won the Group 3 Adrian Knox before taking out the AJC Oaks in 2007.


  • 12. Gary Moore Racing PTY LTD

    Gary Moore was Champion Jockey in France and is the only living Australian jockey to have won the Prix de l’Arc De Triomphe winning on Gold River in 1981. ch Oaks) on Esclaine.

    Phone: 02 9760 2176  Email:

  • 13. Clarry Conners

    As a stand-alone trainer, Clarry made an instant impression and always had a standout horse in his stable. He was a smart businessman and managed his stable accordingly; building it to be the state of the art training complex it is today, Victory Lodge.

    Phone:  0417233928

  • 14. WP Cave Curragh Lodge

    Paul Cave shown an extraordinary ability to place his team in the right races. This is best demonstrated by the fact that in each of the last five seasons he has returned a better than 50% ratio of prizemoney cheques to starters.

    Phone: 612 9601 2963 Email:

  • 15. Hawkes Racing

    The all-time great racehorse trainers with a record remarkable for its longevity and sheer consistency. He has won 10 national trainers' premierships, nine Sydney premierships, a six-time leading Group One trainer and nine-time leading stakes-winning trainer.

    Phone: +612 9637 1244 

  • 16. Austin Racing

    Established in 2011, Austin Racing achieved a city metropolitan double - which included a Listed win - in its first season, along with numerous city winners. 

    Phone: 0424 845 786

  • 17. Matthew.C.Smith Racing 

    Matthew C. Smith Racing Stable made an immediate impact in the racing game back in 2011, with Group One-winning Dane Shadow mare Hurtle Myrtle, a winner of not only the Group One Myer Classic, but the Group Two Sapphire Stakes and the Group Two Dane Ripper.

    Phone: 612 9602 1211

  • 18. Worthington Racing Pty Ltd

    Rick Worthington continues to engage with a variety of clients including Gai Waterhouse, Chris Waller and Arrowfield. He is on the board of the NSW trainers association and is the president of the Warwick Farm trainers association, he has held both positions for over Five years.

    Phone: 0437 005 880  Email:

  • 19. Cummings Racing

    Anthony Cummings is one of the most prolific producers of stallions in Sydney, if not Australia with 9 stallions leaving the stables in the last 9 years. The likes of Casino Prince, Hotel Grand, Duporth, Turffontein and more recently Your Song and Smart Missile.

    Phone: 612 9663 3088 Email:

  • 20. Vandyke Racing

    David Vandyke is a dual Group 1 winning trainer who moved from Warwick Farm, Sydney in 2016 to train on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

    Phone: 0407 466 250  Email:

Top 20 Horse Trainers in New South Wales


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