Brett Thompson Racing has a wonderful team of dedicated staff who all play an important role. We would like to introduce them to you.
Admin and Accounts Manager
Tenielle started off with us here at Thompson Racing as a Stable Hand / Strapper just over 2 years ago. Not only does Tenielle like to get her hands dirty in the stable, she is also a great help in the office having taken over Admin and Accounts Manager in early 2018. Tenielle is a qualified hairdresser who runs her own hairdressing business when she is not in the office here at Thompson Racing. She is a very promising young lady and a big asset to our team.
Jake, best known around the stable as 'Stars' came to us with limited experience back in 2016. Since joining the Thompson Stable team as a stablehand / strapper Stars has developed and flourished into a valuable team member. Stars has his strappers licence and attend's quite a few race meetings in the area.
Brett is the sole trainer in this family run business, he is very much a hands on trainer and regularly rides work so that he can get a guage on where his horses are at. Brett's son's are partners in the business.
Foreman / Breaker / Track Rider
Ben is Brett's eldest son, he's an accomplished horseman who holds down the positions of breaker and trackwork rider in this successful family training operation.
Foreman / Breaker
Kurt is Brett's second eldest son and is the foreman here at Thompson Racing. Kurt is hard working, easy to get along with, committed, and has good knowledge of how to handle the horses and get the best from them. When Kurt is not running things on the ground he is helping his eldest brother Ben with the breaking in. You will see Kurt at most race meetings in the area with a smile on his face and a readiness to chat anything horse, footy, fishin' or piggin'.
Foreman Breaker Track Rider
Jay is the youngest of the Thompson boys who has just returned from riding trackwork in Newcastle for Chris Lees. Jay has vast experience with race horses and now that he is back working for Thompson Racing he is riding trackwork, attending race meetings and helping his older brothers with the breaking in.
Foreman / Track Rider / Stablehand
Billy has a lifetime of experience with horses and has worked with our team since 2013. Billy is a good hard worker who is willing to put in the extra hours when required. When billy is not riding track-work he helps Ben a great deal with the breaking in.
Stablehand - Rider
Lizzy is a stablehand, trackrider and looks after all of the horses feeding. She has been at the stable since late 2014 and is a great asset. Lizzy is hands on and has a genuine love of horses and the racing industry. Nothing is too much trouble for Lizzy, she is always prepared to do that little bit extra. Lizzy is a great trackwork rider with soft hands.
John Curry (Ripper)
Ripper is a strapper and truckdriver, who is happy to be involved in any way he can. He's been with the stable since 2013 when we moved to Gulgong. He loves the races and being at the track and is here any chance he gets, he gets on well with all the staff and is always willing to do whatever is needed.