Stablehands - Full-time and Part-time Positions Available!

Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd
Published
July 27, 2022
Location
Agnes Banks
Job Type
Country
Australia
State
New South Wales

Description

FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME STABLE HANDS

Godolphin is one of the largest thoroughbred breeding and racing operations in the world with 370 Group 1 wins in 14 countries since our inception.

As one of the world’s most successful racing stables, we know all too well that our achievements are a result of the amazing team behind the scenes.

We are looking for full-time and part-time Stable Hands 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:

  • 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.
  • Leading assigned horses to and from trackwork.
  • 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.

Criteria:

  • Sound horse handling skills, with experience and confidence handling thoroughbreds in full training.
  • Practical understanding of horse health care and welfare requirements, with prior experience providing direct daily care.
  • Understanding of thoroughbred racing industry and operations, with understanding of racing stable operations.

Horse experience is preferred but not essential, on the job training can be provided to those who are motivated and eager to learn.

What’s in it for you?

  • Working with top quality horses, bred, and trained by Godolphin.
  • Opportunity to attend race days, including above award allowance for attending Race days.
  • Above award wages.
  • High quality uniforms.
  • Breakfast provided Monday-Fridays.
  • Staff recognition programs.
  • Flexible roster for successful part-time applicants.

Osborne Park offers accommodation to full-time staff for $63.00 a week!

The right applicant will have an opportunity to work with horses of the calibre such as: Anamoe, Cascadian, Kementari, Paulele, Willowy and Alegron 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 gwhitaker@godolphin.com by Friday 12th August 2022.

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