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.


Stuart Rich

Executive Officer

Phillip O’Brien

eLearning, Web & Design 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

Scott Thurlow

Workplace Trainer and Assessor (MNCRA, NRRA, HNWRA)

Darryn Murphy

Workplace Trainer and Assessor (Metro/Prov)

  • Former Jockey – Group success Australia and Singapore 
  • Qualified Trainer and Assessor 
  • Certificate Iv in Racing – Trainer 
  • Racing Victoria Apprentices Training in race -track awareness and environment 
  • Studies in race track safety and surfaces. 
  • Sports Psychology and Motivation qualified 
  • Jockey coaching and mentoring 
  • Apprentice jockey instructor, coach Turkey Jockey Club -Istanbul 
  • Ride for the disabled assistant instructor Turkey Jockey Club – Istanbul 
  • Head assistant to Stephen Burridge Trainer – Singapore 


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

  • Rodney Quinn (Prov)
  • Patrick Webster (Drug and Alcohol Mentor)
  • Dale Jeffries (Central West)
  • Cameron Swan (Prov/HNWRA)

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