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Matt Laurie Racing

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Matt Laurie’s love affair with horses started at a very young age. After completing his VCE, Matt set off for the United Kingdom to work  with Australian equestrian triple gold medallist, Matt Ryan, where, as part of his responsibilities, under Ryan’s tutelage, he schooled  many of his horses on the flat, cross country and show jumping and was responsible for pre-gallop/fitness work for several horses,  including his 2000 Sydney Olympic gold medal horse, Kibbah Sandstone.

Following his years of competing in eventing, training and developing equestrian horses, Matt decided to use his skills and love of  horses to carve a career in the thoroughbred racing industry. Matt has been involved in the education and training of horses  internationally and within Australia. His expertise in training and re-educating difficult horses, using the philosophies based on the  training principles of long time mentor, Dr Andrew McLean of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre has given him the skills to break them in and to understand and address problems that others can’t.

Matt has,and continues to pre-train and break-in horses for a number of big name stables, prepared horses for the Hong Kong Jockey Club International Sale and was part of a two-man breaking team for Freedman Brothers Racing. Benicio, Oratorio, Hollow Bullet, Bel Donoro, Brockmans Lass, Jiang, McLoaded, Danger Looms, Marconi, Sweet Cheeks and Our Baby Bonus are just some of the many horses to receive their grounding from Matt.

Matt took out a trainers’ licence in 2004. His desire to maximize a horse’s ability, coupled with his understanding of the horse’s psychology makes Matt an all-round horseman with a widely respected reputation within the industry. His hard work and dedication to becoming the best in the business is providing great results already, with many metropolitan winners to his name and his first stakes success when The Travelling Man had an all the way win the Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield on 26 January 2012.

Carringbush Park is the home of Matt Laurie Racing.

Carringbush Park is located in Moorooduc on the Mornington Peninsula, an area renowned as ‘horse heaven’ and is home to several of Australia’s leading trainers who have set up training facilities in the area. The Mornington Peninsula is the perfect mix of country air and a moderate climate, with the sophisticated facilities of the city. Matt Laurie and his family saw the property’s potential seven years ago and have been tireless in transforming it into a premier training facility. The minute you drive through the gates of Carringbush Park you will be impressed by facilities that are second to none.

  • 800m full sand track
  • Barriers
  • 52 generously sized airy boxes
  • 26 large day yards
  • 12 x 1 acre paddocks with shelters
  • 4 large spelling paddocks with shelters
  • Undercover round yard
  • Undercover eight-horse walking machine
  • Fully equipped Miele equine industrial laundry

The property is also ideally located close to both Mornington and Balnarring beaches and Mornington and Balnarring race clubs.