MEET OUR TEAM
Philip "Bish" - Founder
For the most part of my life I have been involved with horses. Starting from 5yrs old at the village stables of Mrs Steele, riding Badger a placid grey pony or sitting at my nans kitchen table, poking a pen into the newspaper with my eyes closed (still a good method) selecting bets for the day.
As I got older I used to ride in the float of a local trainer, usually to the local point to points (second tier English country, jumps racing) with friends. Great memories!
I personally ended up in Australia after a season of Rugby in New Zealand and never looked back. It took me several years to be able to afford a share in horse but with the assistance of Alan Denham selected an early Sire called Snitzel and had the privilege of naming him after my oldest son Lucas (Big Boppa Lucas) who gave us success at provincial tracks before injury ended his career prematurely (oh what could have been)? Then with various ownerships with other trainers around Australia.
This however was the time my vision really took shape or in part. As a customer service professional and account manager, I had identified that the race horse industry had a lot to learn about creating a customer experience. Giving back to the owners what they deserve in generating a journey, not just an invoice at the end of the month.
After a lifetime in the making and 10 years of planning it was time to take the plunge and back myself. I want to make a difference and give clients the opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends whilst making new mates along the way. Honesty and integrity are the foundation of Equicom and with the support of my wife Karen and 3 children Elise, Lucas, James and the team at Equicom Syndications we will look forward to great times ahead, win or lose. Hopefully more winning though
Gerald Ryan was a former top jockey and has vast experience as a trainer preparing feature race winners throughout the country with horses like VATC Blue Diamond Stakes Winners Hurricane Sky, Paint and more recently Oakleigh Plate winner Snitzel and dual Group 1 winning AJC Derby hero Clangalang. Other Group One winners trained by Gerald include Arctic Scent, Racer's Edge, Recurring, Ramyah, Dance The Day Way, Mon Mekki, Lochrae, My Duke and Sober Suit.
Gerald has won the Brisbane Trainers' premiership, South East Queensland Trainers' premiership (twice), finished in the top 5 of the Melbourne trainers' premiership on 3 occasions and has been the top 10 of the Sydney Trainers' premiership 6 out of the past 7 years.
Lee is a Group 1 winning trainer based at Rosehill Gardens, Sydney, Australia.
He has been a licensed Sydney trainer since 1994. Training for more than two decades, Lee has always maintained a boutique stable with state of the art provisions for 14 horses.
Each horse is an individual and with keeping small numbers allows Lee and his staff to give each horse the individual care and training regime it requires to prosper as a racehorse.
The stable has maintained a consistent flow of winners and a competitive strike rate since its formation in the Sydney Metro area.
Lee prides himself on being an honest, no nonsense trainer with a high attention to detail and expectation of his product competing primarily in the city and provincial race meetings.
Some notable gallopers Lee has put the polish on over the years, Private Steer in her formative years, Volcanic Mist, Prince of Play, Black Routine, Voltabolta, Thebigiam, Rightson, Press Report (multiple stakes placed mare, competed against the likes of Winx, First Seal, Mossfun) & Mistegic (Group 1 galaxy winner, Champion NSW sprinter and $1.7m).
More recently Lee has had the pleasure of training the 2016 VRC Crown Oaks champion Lasqueti Spirit & Meryl, two-time group winning mare.
Rob & Luke Price
Having made my start in the racing world, riding track work in the early 1980’s under the tutelage of K.J. Robinson, I then had my first success as a trainer, in 1992, with a tried racehorse called “Phantom King”.
Luke started with a string of 3 horses at his father’s stables in Nowra in 2012.
With just three horses Luke managed to have a Group 1 Derby runner in his first season with “Man of Choice” At that time in a sport dominated by weight of numbers, the odds of him snaring a Derby horse were astronomical but it was testament to his ability as a young trainer!
Since then we have had many winners including the stakes performers “Red Ivory” and “Kosta Nothin“.I have also had many city winners with horses like “Belle Voyage“, “Keeping the Faith“, “Art Official“, “One Way Ticket“, “Trinity Song“, “Fuel“, “Step Forward“, “Man of choice“, “Druid“, “Ivory Pegasus“, “Gunna Happen“, “Tradtri“, “Noble Joey“, just to name a few.
After planning and assisting the Dickerson family in the creation of Turpentine Park in 1997, my wife Patricia and I have overseen operations here for the last 20 years.
During this time, I have also overseen the career of my son Luke Price – previously, one of the leading apprentices in Sydney – riding in excess of 110 winners!
Luke was stable foreman at Turpentine Park but is now co-trainer with his father Rob. Luke and Rob personally ride the track work on the property and at the racetrack trials. It is this hands-on approach to training which gives the Price family their distinct edge in preparing thoroughbreds to race.
Now they have expanded their training operations to include on track stables at Kembla Grange to accommodate their ever-increasing client base and keeping them competitive to all aspects of in the industry. Country, Provincial and City class racing is all now within easy reach of their Kembla base.
As the son of legendary Australian jockey, George Moore, Gary had the ultimate mentor to develop the skills required to take him to the top both as a jockey and later as a trainer. Gary learnt from his father and from the gifted horsemen he was associated with, first in his native Australia, and then on the world stage in places such as France, England and Hong Kong. Gary was successful against the best Lester Piggott, Yves Saint Martin to name but a few.
Consider Gary’s achievements in the saddle -
He was Champion Jockey in France and is the only living Australian jockey to have won the Prix de l’Arc De Triomphe winning on Gold River in 1981 (see video below).
He was Champion Jockey in Hong Kong 7 times
He won the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) on Bering, the One Thousand Guineas on Ravinella and the Prix Diane (French Oaks) on Esclaine.
He rode Pre Catalan to victory in the 1985 Silver Slipper on a rare visit to Australia and also rode alongside his father in the 1968 Melbourne Cup.
And when it came time to swap the saddle and whip for the stopwatch, Gary seamlessly slipped into the role of Champion trainer.
Champion Trainer in Macau 8 times
Gr.1 winning trainer in Australia
So you can see, as a trainer Gary brings over 50 years experience to the table to give your horse the best opportunity to succeed.