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Jeremy Rogers - Racing Manager

Jeremy joined the stable in 2010 as Racing Manager. Jeremy is a racing enthusiast whose previous background was with Waikato Stud in New Zealand as Public Relations Manager. Jeremy’s background and passion for racing has been a great asset to the stable. Jeremy keeps all owners up to date with the progress of their horses and this allows Darren to focus more on training. Jeremy also plays an integral part in selecting yearling from the sales all around Australia and New Zealand. Jeremy can be contacted at any time on 0417 638 911.

Michael Leonard - Financial Manager

Mick is our financial guru and has been invaluable in contributing to the growth and success of Forest Lodge Racing. Having previously owned an accounting firm in Ballarat, Mick’s financial knowledge is outstanding. He has his own trainer’s license and operates Millwater Agistment Farm at Millbrook, where we spell many of our horses.

Luke Archibald – Account Manager

Luke plays a vital role in compiling the monthly accounts. Luke is very efficient in his work and is always happy to assist with any account enquiry. Luke is quite often seen at the trials taking notes or chauffeuring Darren to the races. Luke also works part-time as a finishing judge for Harness Racing Victoria.

Simon McCartin – Assistant Racing Manger

Simon has been involved with the racing industry from a young age through his father being a hobby trainer for over 40 years. Simon has a passion for the racing industry and enjoys all aspects. He is involved with keeping owners up to date with progress reports, pre and post race reports and assisting Jeremy with day to day tasks such as nominations, acceptances and engaging riders.

Angela Taylor-Moy – Foreperson

Angela has been a part of Forest Lodge for some time now, shifting from Stawell to Ballarat to continue her association with the stable. Angela is a key track rider and always puts the horses needs and requirements first. She is often seen strapping at the metropolitan races. Angela also holds her own trainer’s license.

Johnno Bower – Foreman, Ballarat

In conjunction with Angela, Johnno plays a key role in the day to day running of our main stable in Ballarat. Whilst Johnno previously rode track work for the stable, he now plays a vital link in ensuring the morning routines are completed in an organised and timely manner. Johnno is devoted to making sure the health and wellbeing of all horse is a number one priority.

Andrew Cust – Veterinarian

Since joining the Ballarat Veterinary Practice Andrew has been the No 1 vet for Forest Lodge. Andrew’s previous experience includes working with the Macau Jockey Club, Racing Victoria & Harness Racing Victoria. Andrew is 100% dedicated to making sure the horses are healthy and sound prior to racing.

Travis Croser – Farrier

Travis came to Forest Lodge after completing a four year apprenticeship with the team at Lindsay Park, South Australia.
Travis is a dedicated hard worker who has a great eye for attention to detail, making sure all horses feet are correct and fitted out accordingly.