Andrew Bobbin

 

Growing up with racehorses in county NSW, Andrew always intended on having a career in racing although it took a little longer to come about than he first thought. For five years after finishing high school, Andrew mixed working in television production with playing Rugby League, which led to an appearance in the NRL with St George Illawarra.

 

After this, television became his career focus landing him in London where he worked for the international broadcaster CNN for 10 years. Assignments took him to almost 50 countries from Iraq during the war to the hills of Hollywood.

 

One of Andrew’s regular gigs followed the international horse racing circuit around the globe, putting together a monthly racing show with Matt’s sister, Francesca.

Upon returning to Australia Andrew chased up that career in racing at Gai Waterhouse's Sydney operation, taking in all the wisdom he could from the great lady. As Matt's right hand man, Andrew is a bit of an allrounder - he keeps the barn moving in the morning and then contributes with both administrative and hands-on duties throughout the day.


 

Sarah Field

 

With racing in her family Sarah was raised on the back of a horse in Malmsbury, about an hour from Ballarat, where from age 15 she started riding track work at Kyneton Racecourse. Matt had heard of Sarah’s riding abilities and tracked her down. His recruitment strategy went to plan and Sarah has been a full-time rider at Cumani Racing ever since.

Sarah will forever hold the honour of strapping our first city winner, Show A Star, Sarah rides in the mornings, works in the stable of an afternoon and has aspirations of being an apprentice jockey.

 

 


 

Kristy-Lee Heron

 

As a staff members flatmate, Kristy saved the day when we were short staffed one Sunday morning by coming in to help out as a stablehand. With no prior experience she took to horses like a duck to water and has since become a fulltime employee.

 

 

Originally from Casterton in country Victoria, Kristy has qualifications in Aged Care and Disabilities but has put that on the backburner to concentrate on a career with racehorses. An animal lover at heart, her dog Mabel, a Schnoodle, is never far from her side.

 


Diana Proctor

 

The closure of former champion trainer Peter Moody’s operation meant some highly skilled horse people were looking for a new job and we were lucky to gain Diana, one of his ex-employees.

Growing up in the Ballarat area, Diana welcomed the move home when joining us as a stablehand after almost two years at Moody’s Caulfield stable.

 

Diana has been around horses her life. As a child she was a regular on the showing circuit where she presented pretty ponies and regularly brought ribbons home. Nowadays a brood mare, a thoroughbred and a Connemara pony keep her busy on her property just outside of Ballarat

 

 

 

Edward Frew

Geoff Robbins

SHAYLEE SCOTT

Karen Wakeling

PAUL TOLMAN

Jordan Almond

TOM FANSHAWE

MEGAN FULLER

ELISHA HASSAN

SHINYA MORI

KELSEY MASON

Terri Pigdon

Tasha DacK

Charlotte Turley

MARION MCKENZIE

YOSHITOMO SHIMA

JOSH HARRIS

Mel MCAVALE

ALLY REIDY

MAriah Logan-Mundie

Sajid

Jagmeet

Anand

PIERRE FOUCHARD

IAN LYTTLE