The Lindsay Park Racing advantage
We are constantly on the lookout for good team members with experience in the racing industry.
Owned and operated by Hall of Fame Trainer David Hayes and his wife Prue, Lindsay Park Racing is a complete service thoroughbred training facility based in Victoria, Australia.
David's eldest son, who operates in the training partnership, oversees the interstate stables, whilst, David's nephew, Tom Dabernig trains alongside David at Euroa in the partnership.
THE LPR BENEFITS
Lindsay Park Racing affords its employees excellent career opportunities and working conditions. With training locations at Euroa, Flemington, Randwick and Pakenham, there are opportunities to work in several places around Australia.
Lindsay Park Euroa, based in Victoria, is a world-class training facility allowing staff to experience modern training techniques. Based only 2hrs from Melbourne and 1hr 20mins from Melbourne Airport, Euroa is a charming Australian town with a welcoming community. Onsite accomodation is available for staff, as well as a fully catered canteen.
Join the Lindsay Park Racing team to learn from one of the leading training partnerships in Australia and develop your career in the thoroughbred racing industry.
To learn more about careers in thoroughbred racing, visit Thoroughbred Industry Careers, proudly supported by Lindsay Park Racing.
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Training stable roles
The foreman is responsible for the day-to-day running of the stable. They are responsible for all activities to do with both staff and horses. The foreman communicates with the trainer in how horses are doing and if there are any issue with our horses.
STABLE HAND /STRAPPER
The stable hand/strapper looks after the individual wellbeing of the horse. They are responsible for everything from mucking out thee boxes to feeding, and grooming and caring for the horse at the races. Strappers spend hours with these horses each day in order to ensure that the horses are of their optimal health to ensure the best performance.
The trainer is solely responsible for all horses and members of staff in the stable. The trainer carefully plans each horse's preparation and the health and wellbeing of the horse. Trainers also have to communicate with owners on their horse's progress. The ultimate goal of the trainer is to create individual training plans to ensure that each horse has every opportunity to maximise its potential earnings.
Track riders are vital resources in a horse's preparation in knowing how they are feeling and how fit the horse is. Track riders are constantly under trainer instructions to perform specific work for the horse. Trainers rely on track riders to give them essential feedback which can aid in planning the horse's preparation.
A breaker educates young horses so that they can be ridden under saddle for the first time. Breaking in is arguably one of the most important steps in the education processes for the rest of the horse’s life. A good breaking in experience horse can give a horse great confidence to go on with the job.
The assistant trainer is the trainer's right-hand man. He or she ensures that everything around the stable is run smoothly from managing staff to race day attendance. They also assist the trainer in planning a horse's preparation, communication with owners, and managing satellite stables.
Horse chiropractors ensure that any muskoskeletal issues with any horse are resolved. Chiropractors are employed for regular maintenance of the horses in addition to treating injuries and/or assisting in the rehabilitation of horse with old injuries.
Physiotherapists assist in treating muskoskeletal problems. They generally use techniques such as manually manipulating joints or utilising ultrasound and shockwave therapies. They assist in managing the ongoing soundness of the horse or address issues that may arise with the horse.
Equine dentists ensure the oral health of the horse. This is a vital role as bad oral health can often impact the overall wellbeing of the horse, which can then translate into a bad result whether it be physically or a bad run in a race.
An equine nurse assists the veterinarian. They assist in everything from surgeries to routine x-rays and maintaining equipment.
A veterinarian plays an essential role in managing the health and wellbeing of each horse. They assess injuries, design treatment and rehabilitation plans, and also conduct all veterinary procedures such as surgeries, scoping and x-rays.
The farrier is an essential tool in caring for the horse’s feet. Farriers apply new shoes, and are also essential in helping horses stay sound. Farriers often work with vets to resolve lameness issues with horses that may have a foot-related injury.
Jockeys ride the horse on race day. Jockeys are under trainers' instructions to ensure that the horse is ridden the best way to optimise the horse’s chances of winning the race.
RACING ADMINISTRATOR / SECRETARY
The racing administrator or secretary looks after all things to do with the business side of a racing stable. This relates to everything from running a day to day business, which includes paying employees, managing staff requests, and financial management.
The racing manager assists the training in owner communications, nominations and acceptances, staff management and horse movements. They are an essential member of staff as they are generally across all spectrums of the stable.