Ballymore Stables has an exceptional team of expert staff and specialists to ensure each individual horse is given the care and treatment needed to get the best possible results.
Anthony Feroce, Racing Manager
Anthony brings to the stable an abundance of knowledge being a Graduate of Marcus Oldhan College with a Diploma in Operations Management. Anthony works closely along side Mike and Matt to tie up the back end and ensures all the t’s are crossed.
Nominations, acceptances, booking jockeys and owner liason are all part of Anthony’s daily duties.
Anthony can be contacted on 0412 084 132.
Ronda Hoysted, Office Manager
Ronda has been Office Manager at Ballymore Stables since 2006 and is happy to assist with all office and account enquiries. Ronda can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +61 3 9372 3558.
Matt Hoysted, Assistant Trainer, Flemington
Matt joined Ballymore in November 2009 and was appointed Assistant Trainer in December 2011. As his famous name indicates, Matt was born around horses and was born to work with them. And he has done so with a passion for as long as he can remember, firstly with his father Greg and then for 12 or so months with the late Roger Hoysted.
Before joining Ballymore, Matt gained experience by working for the Lloyd Williams team at Macedon Lodge for four years.
Robbie Hewetson, Assistant Trainer, Royal Randwick
Robbie heads up our Satellite Stable at Royal Randwick which officially kicked off on 1 May 2013.
A horseman with years of experience in different facets of the racing world, Robbie like Michael spent several years working for the strong O’Sullivan stable in New Zealand. A bloodstock advisor to Paul O’Sullivan and travelling with him on many occasions to Hong Kong, Robbie purchased for the stable the 2007 Hong Kong Derby winner Vital King.
With his interest in horses kicking off as a child at pony club, Robbie rode over the fences for several years before working with successful owner Ron Langsford who won the New Zealand Derby and Rosehill Guineas with Isle Of Man. Gaining further experience with trainer Roger Hinton at Avondale, Robbie looks back fondly on those years – “he was a very good trainer and I learned a lot during my time with him.”
More education was gained with the O’Sullivan family, Robbie travelling to Sydney and Melbourne with high class horses such as the 1991 W.S Cox Plate winner Surfers Paradise.
Working with yearlings and as foreman for Andrew Scott and Lance O’Sullivan, Robbie was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to work for Ballymore in Sydney. “When the job came up I jumped at it,” he enthused, adding that he sought the advice of Paul O’Sullivan who agreed that it was “a great opportunity.”
Robbie is pleased with the set-up at Royal Randwick – “fantastic facilities”.
Michael is thrilled that Robbie accepted the position of running the Sydney stables – “I have known him for years and really feel that he is the right person for the job,” he said. “He is a good horseman who is also able to liaise with owners and knows our system and the way we train as we have always had very similar methods to the O’Sullivans.
Paul Moroney, Bloodstock Consultant & Selector for Ballymore Stables
Paul has been an integral part of the Ballymore success story in his multi-faceted roles over the past 25 years, especially as the stable’s preferred bloodstock selector, which has seen the Moroney brothers combine skills to produce 29 individual Group 1 winners from the acclaimed bloodstock consultant’s inventory to date. Paul is a former award-winning racing journalist and television presenter with 40 years industry experience. Paul’s successful three-season tenure as training manager and partner, which included a Ballymore all-time record season of wins in NZ, provides Chad a valuable back-up critique of individual horse requirements and general implementation of Mike’s successful training regime originally developed here.
Claire Rayner, Assistant Trainer
Aliesha Moroney, Business and Public Relations Manager
Aliesha has joined Ballymore as Business and Public Relations Manager, returning to the home property she shared with parents Mike and Jane until she was 10-years-old. At that point both parents shifted to Melbourne for Mike to train full-time from Flemington and Aliesha became a boarder at St Peter’s School in Cambridge.
Twelve years on, Aliesha returns with a Bachelor of Management Studies Majoring in Strategy and Finance (First Class Hons) and as a high-achieving equestrian exponent of dressage which has earned New Zealand Development squad inclusion and a notable victory in the 2009 FEI Dressage World Challenge. Aliesha’s renewed post-secondary interest in horse racing and alluring charm has secured her roles as the Ambassador of Waikato Racing and the Face of the Melbourne Cup in NZ. Selected in her final year at Waikato University for a summer internship at Deloitte’s Hamilton office, Aliesha subsequently joined the firm as a Business Strategist three years ago and has taken a two-year sabbatical to both gain further insight into the bloodstock industry and implement business strategies including communication and marketing initiatives to complement Ballymore’s industry-leader status.
Dorothy Lennard, Accounts and Administration
Dorothy, an Australasian and National equestrian Champion competing in Saddle Hunter classes, joined Ballymore NZ in 1999 and has been NZ's devoted accounts and administration manager as sole charge of the on site office. Dorothy is a vital link between Ballymore’s administration and bloodstock management in seeking and providing information mutually required by clients and stable management alike.