Our Team

Our Workplace Trainer and Assessors are qualified, dedicated professionals in the racing industry. Their industry experience is continually up to date by participating in professional development activities, therefore giving our learners the best practical industry experience.

At Team Thoroughbred NSW Training Academy, we deliver a nationally accredited qualification via training face-to-face and in the workplace.

Our trainers are all professionally qualified trainers and have personal industry and job role experience. Our trainers deliver their training in a way that learners will enjoy.

We also have systems in place to ensure that quality training and education is delivered to our vast and remote industry.

High quality online training is incorporated into our blended delivery.

Our Team:


Stuart Rich
Executive Officer


Phillip O’Brien
eLearning, Web & Digital Media Officer

  • Qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor
  • Racing NSW Safety and Welfare Officer
  • Certificate IV Racing Services
  • Certificate IV Frontline Management
  • Certificate IV Work Health and Safety
  • Former Race Judge
  • Qualifying/Requalifying Supervisor
  • Racing Administrator 2001-2008
  • First Aid Officer


Daniel Power

Workplace Trainer and Assessor (Metro)

  • Qualified Workplace Trainer
  • Horse safety Australia Coaching
  • Groom for the 2004 Australian Olympic Team – Athens
  • Won award for groom of the year 2008
  • Former Stable foreman
  • Winning Group 1 Auckland Cup as the stable representative for Anthony Cummings


Jamie Whitney

Workplace Trainer and Assessor (SERA, CDRA)

  • Qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor
  • Former Jockey

Michael Donoghue

Workplace Trainer and Assessor (SDRA)

  • Qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor
  • Former Racehorse Trainer
  • Former Jockey
  • Race Starter

Scott Thurlow

Workplace Trainer and Assessor (MNCRA, NRRA, HNWRA)

  • Qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor
  • Former Jockey

Jockey Coaches

The Racing NSW apprentice jockey coaching and mentoring team comprises of the following former top jockeys:

  • Leeann Olsen (Head Jockey Coach)
  • Rodney Quinn (Metro/Prov)
  • Patrick Webster (Drug and Alcohol Mentor)
  • Dale Jeffries (Central West)
  • Brad Clark (SDRA)

Rodney Quinn
Dale Jeffries
Brad Clark
Team Thoroughbred NSW Training Academy – Registered Training Organisation 45565