The team of staff and specialist personnel are an integral part of the success of Cadet Lodge. They all share the same passion for the horse as Greg and therefore their commitment to the day to day running of this training complex is second to none.
We are always looking for good staff and often have positions available.
Please call Sarah in the office on 03 59964599 to enquire about our job vacancies.
Jim doesn't need an introduction to most. A G1 winning trainer in his own right with a Caulfield Cup winner under his belt he is a huge asset to the stables. He brings a world of experience to the table and is an extremely caring and astute horseman.
Jim's role with us is very much hands on and he overseas each and every horse on a daily basis before and after they work. His attention to detail and level of care is second to none. He is also in charge of booking jockeys and liases very closely with Greg to decide race programming for our horses.
Sarah has been riding and competing all her life and has always worked with animals. Starting as a Veterinary Nurse & riding track work in her home town of Bendigo. In 1998 she decided to make racing her career, kicking off with a year at Lee Freedman’s before joining the David Hall stables where she was a leading hand for 5 years, followed by a couple of years managing agistment at Vinery Stud and working for herself breaking/educating race and show horses before a serious spinal injury saw her step into a behind the desk role with John Mcardle for two years before she joined Greg's team as Racing Manager where she has been firm entrenched since 2007.
She is very actively involved in all aspects of the stable, is first port of call for any owner enquiries and is very proud of her achievements over the years in rehoming our Off The Track horses to lives after racing.
Bloodstock Consultant and Sales
Simon joined us this year at Melbourne Premier Sales assisting Greg with selecting our latest yearling purchases. His start with Thoroughbreds came with Leading Sydney Trainer Gerald Ryan in 1998 after growing up in Standardbred stables in his hometown Bendigo. He loved the racing industry and transitioned to training for 16 years on the Gold Coast still under Gerald Ryan’s mentoring which included all the Yearling sales honing his eye for a nice horse.
He trained many winners but his heart was in selecting yearlings at the Major sales and taking them through to racing for his clients with his success including horses like Dayita 80k yearling through to winner of over 320k prizemoney, she has since proved herself as a broodmare producing a 500k yearling.
Simon has now shifted his focus to bloodstock selection and is welcomed to the Cadet Lodge team as our Sales Consultant and will also be in looking after the sales of horses we buy. Please feel free to introduce yourself to him in the future at race meetings and all the Yearling sales with Greg, he is available any time to talk about the horses He and Greg have selected or just for a chat in general.
Please feel free to touch base with him via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Mobile: 0421 757 512
Abby joined the team here at Cadet Lodge in 2018 and has quickly established herself as an integral part of the team. Abby brings you all the videos, photos, media & stable goings on - Award winning, published photographer & horse lover, joining the racing industry 4 years ago in an official capacity operating Trakus Sectionals at Vic Metro & Clerk of Scales. Photography has always been a part of her life starting from a young age eventually evolving into her own business.
Joining the Cadet Lodge team gave her the opportunity to mix photography & her love for horses. Abby feels very lucky to be able to work so closely with these beautiful, sometimes quirky animals, they each have their own personality & she enjoys capturing that side of them, fun, serious, silly & lovable.
Fiona is at the stable forefront and most of our owners will know her well as she is at most race meetings, saddling up and liaising with owners. Some of our very long term clients may remember Fiona from many years ago as she used to be a senior team member back in our Ballarto road stable days (yes it was quite a while ago!)
Fiona left us to get married and have kids etc but when she wanted to come back to racing Greg was very pleased to be able to offer her a foreperson role in the stables.
Fiona is a great asset to the team and oversees the staff every morning making sure things run smoothly and taking care of the general day to day administration.
Fiona is also our resident Treadmill guru - she has spent many an hour working our treadmill horses and has it down to a fine art form and is very good at educating our youngsters!
Not only is she a valuable staff member she is also actively involved with ownership in a number of handy horses over the years, she is always willing to catch up with our owners for a chat about their horses who she knows inside out.
Di has been on the team for quite a few years now and is responsible for the general running of the office, accounts payable/receivable and payroll. Her role is varied and she has a very broad knowledge of the day to day runnings of the stable.
Whilst her role isn't hands on with the horses Di loves her horse racing and is often seen at Cranbourne Races and on big feature days like the Caulfield Guineas.
CROWN EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES - DR BEN MASON
Having a good vet is essential in any racing stable and we are confident we have one of the best with Crown Equine Veterinary Services as our stable veterinarians headed by Dr Ben Mason who is an exceptional diagnostician and provides our horses with state of the art equipment and World Class Veterinarians specialising in all aspects of racehorse practice.
The Practice has borrowed from Benjamin Franklin with the belief that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"