Thomas Carberry was born in Ireland with racehorse training in his blood.

Thomas’ father, Tommy, was not just a champion jockey but trained BobbyJo to win the 1998 Irish Grand National and 1999 Aintree Grand National with Thomas’ brother Paul onboard.

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Tommy, Paul and Thomas with BobbyJo

Thomas’s grandfather, Dan Moore, was a twice-victorious Irish Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup winning trainer and won the Grand National at Aintree in 1975 with L’Escargot (ridden by Tommy) beating Red Rum convincingly.

In Europe, Thomas worked for racehorse trainers such as Robbie Osborne (Ireland), Martin Pipe (England) and Bruno Schutz (Germany).

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Thomas and Tommy at Maralin

In Ireland, Thomas was an amateur jockey, worked for a bloodstock shipping agency and ran his own breaking and pre-training business.

Coming to Australia in 2012, he worked as a breaker, rider and foreman at Eliza Park (Sun Stud) before joining Darren Weir Racing in 2015.

After two years with the master trainer Darren Weir, Thomas now feels ready to branch out and train his own team.

Monique Roche is a Chartered Accountant (Bachelor of Business Accounting) with over 15 years experience in the mining industry working for BHP in Finance, IT, Human Resources and Communications roles around Australia, Europe and Asia.

Monique’s father is a hobby trainer and she was bitten by the racing bug as a young child. Her racing highlight was seeing Galileo fight it out against Fantastic Light to win the 2001 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

Monique with Transfer Allowance

Sitting at her desk in a high rise building in 2014, an email from the Thoroughbred Breeders of Victoria changed her life. The email said “scholarships closing soon for Diploma of Equine Management at Marcus Oldham College”. It was Monique’s “TA-DA” moment.

She threw in her job and went to Marcus Oldham for a year, completed her Diploma of Equine Management and was awarded Dux. Along the way she was assistant trainer to a local trainer, did work experience at Henry Dwyer’s at Caulfield and spent time during the breeding season at Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand.

Monique at Rich Hill Stud with Lansdowne (foal) and Melrose Gardens

After completing her Diploma, Monique joined the mighty Darren Weir Racing stables as Client Services Manager. If you want to see what good looks like, you work for the best and it was an amazing experience for her.

Following two years at Darren Weir Racing, Monique and Thomas decided to set up their own training business and look forward to welcoming new owners and horses into their racing stables.