Stablehand/Track Rider - Accommodation Available

Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd
January 14, 2022
Agnes Banks
Job Type
New South Wales



Godolphin is one of the largest thoroughbred breeding and racing operations in the world with 360 Group 1 wins in 14 countries since our inception.

We are looking for an experienced Stablehand/Track Rider to join our Osborne Park operation, located in Agnes Banks. Approximately one hour from Sydney, 20 minutes from Penrith and 10 minutes from Richmond.

Osborne Park is a state-of-the-art private training facility that is spread over a 126-acre property. We can accommodate 84 horses in training, split over 4 barns as well as 32 day yards, 27 large spelling paddocks, two horse walkers, a water walker, onsite vet room, rehabilitation barn with 8 boxes and 5 small yards. In addition, we have a private training track, which allows our staff to have a morning shift start time of 5.30am.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Routine track work riding including pace work and gallops as per instructions including evaluating and reporting on performance to Assistant Trainer.
  • Carry out daily stable tasks including feeding, grooming, mucking out, rugging, trot ups, loading walker and water walker.
  • Routine health checks, recognising signs of injury and or signs of an unhealthy horse and reporting concerns.
  • Assisting with farrier, vet, physio, and dentist.
  • Preparation of horses and gear for race meetings and trials as well as taking nominated horses to and from the races/trials.
  • Comply with company policies, procedures and industry requirements relating to safety and animal welfare, including Rules of Racing.

We want a passionate, reliable, and hard-working person whose love and admiration for horses is as great as ours.


  • Well organized, well presented and confident team player with a proven track record of punctual and reliable work attendance
  • Sound horse handling skills, with experience and confidence handling thoroughbreds in full training
  • Confident and experienced track rider, proven ability to consistently ride pace/timed work with a willingness and confidence riding young horses
  • Understanding of horse health care and welfare requirements and measures, with prior work experience in providing direct daily care
  • Understanding of thoroughbred racing industry and operations, with an understanding of racing stable operations
  • Sound communication skills.

What’s in it for you?

  • Working with top quality horses, bred and trained by Godolphin.
  • Opportunity to attend race days, including additional allowance for attending Race days.
  • Above award wages.
  • High quality uniforms.
  • Breakfast provided Monday-Fridays.

Osborne Park offers Accommodation onsite to the right applicant for $63.00 a week!

Working Holiday Visa Applicants welcome to apply. If arriving before the 19th April 2022, you will be eligible for a refund for the visa application charge from the Australian government.

The right applicant will have an opportunity to work with horses of the calibre such as: Hartnell, Alizee, Bivouac, Impending, Astern, Trekking, Osborne Bulls, Colette and Anamoe just to name a few.

Preferably, the applicant will be able to start as soon as possible.

To Apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and CV to by Friday 4th February 2022.

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