Led by the Lady Of Racing
The NSW Tycoons exude style and substance
Incredible strikes rates and talents to bring out the best in every horse sees NSW in an enviable position of having what could be the best trainers in the country!
Thousands of owners have joined
now’s the time to get involved!
Led by the First Lady of Racing
The NSW Tycoons exude style and substance
“The biggest prize money and the best racing” sees NSW in an enviable position of presenting what could be the best place to race horses on planet earth!
A larger than life character, Brett Cavanough has certainly done the hard yards, riding track work at the age of 12 for his grandfather. Cav has won the title of New South Wales leading country trainer on 5 occasions, defeating the likes of Paul Perry, Kris Lees and Barbara Joseph, a remarkable effort for an Albury-based trainer.
Last year he won the prestigious Kosciuszko at Royal Randwick with his stable star It’s Me. Cav is without doubt a “likeable larrikin”, and his success is based on the simple principles of hard work and professionalism that come from growing up in outback Queensland. Click here to learn more.
Richard and Michael Freedman are now a partnership again, Richard training the older horses out of Rosehill while Michael nurtures the younger horses from the Randwick stables. Their family history in racing goes back 4 generations to their great grandfather Bill “Midge” McLachlan who rode 3 Melbourne Cup winners.
As a team headed by eldest brother Lee, Richard, Michael and Anthony Freedman combined to carve out their own place in thoroughbred history, winning 5 Melbourne Cups, 5 Caulfield Cups, 2 Cox Plates and 4 consecutive Golden Slippers, in a tally stretching over 100 Group 1 victories. Click here to learn more.
Gai is arguably the biggest name in racing, her honour roll is amazing, there’s the Golden Slippers, the Melbourne Cup, the Cox Plates and everything in between. She learnt the trade from the greatest of all time, her father Tommy won 33 consecutive Sydney premierships and now she’s passing on that knowledge to Adrian Bott.
It is Gai's enthusiasm that continues to amaze Bott, who can already boast a Slipper of his own amongst many other impressive victories. Their partnership just seems to work, as they continue to train winners together. Click here to learn more.
Joe Pride had no family link with the racing industry, and was actually studying psychology at University when the fascination with the horse struck and he joined the powerful John Size stable, learning his tricks of the trade.
Joe proved himself to be a quick learner and when Size shifted to Hong Kong, Pride took out his own training license and quickly made his mark. He started by focusing on improving tried horses like Vision and Power and reinvigorating them to achieve Group One success. Now from his Warwick Farm stable, Joe is among the elite trainers and boasts 13 Group 1 victories to his name, and the success keeps coming! Click here to learn more.
Kim is a trailblazer, first as a champion harness driver and trainer, before switching with enormous success to the thoroughbreds. She has experienced Group 1 glory winning the Sydney Cup with Mahtoum who went on to finished fifth in the Melbourne Cup.
While training out of the Wyong Race Club, Kim also has a state of the out spelling and pre-training farm within a stone’s throw of the track. It is her passionate love of not only the horse, but all animals that draws people to Kim and her training expertise. Click here to learn more.
Like so many, Mark’s “rapid rise” has been decades in the making. Starting at the age of 15 as a strapper, to apprentice and then as a jockey with over 300 wins. Mark learnt from the best with a long stint in the stables of the legendary Bart Cummings and as a foreman for Gai Waterhouse, before quickly making his mark as a trainer in his own right.
Mark’s trump card can be seen as the fact that he still rides his own horses in work and key gallops, which gives him a unique insight into the horse itself. He already has 4 Group 1 wins to his name in his short 5 year training career, and we are sure they will keep on coming. Click here to learn more.
Our owners third purchase at Magic Millions came from Tyreel Stud by Hellbent x Fimantino. As a half sister to the 2YO Magic Millions winner Shaquero, we had our eye on her from the start as a horse that we wanted in our teams stable.
Sire Hellbent had four starts in Gr1’s never worse than fourth, and his form was impeccable in every G1 he contested. He was a winner of 7 races and won more than $900,000 in prizemoney, including the 2018 G1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) in near record time; second in the 2017 G1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) and third in the G1 Oakleigh Plate to Russian Revolution. Click here to learn more about this horse.
Headwater is the young sire that ticks all the boxes! He’s bred for pure speed being by a Gr.1 Newmarket Hcp winner, out of a Gr.1 Oakleigh Plate winner.
Headwater had early 2yo speed, winning on debut in December of his juvenile year before going on to win the Gr.2 Silver Slipper as a 2yo. He was then one of only a few to go on as a 3yo and defeat older horses at Stakes level inc. subsequent Gr.1 winner The Quarterback when victorious in the Kensington Stakes, a sprint down the Flemington straight. This filly is considered an absolute steal from the Magic Millions sale. Click here to learn more about this horse.
Pierro needs no introduction. He was the unbeaten Triple Crown winner as a 2YO and a dual Gr. 1 winner as a 3YO. Pierro is the highest-rated Australian juvenile since 1977, and was the highest-rated 3YO sprinter in the world in 2013.
Pierro has already proved himself at stud, being a champion first, second and third season sire in Australia. He is already the sire of 7 individual Group 1 winners including Levendi, Pierata and Arcadia Queen. It is no surprise that he currently stands at a service fee of $137,500 at the renowned Coolmore Stud, and how lucky are the NSW Tycoons to have a colt by this super sire. Click here to learn more about this horse.
Star Turn was a Powerhouse Sprinter and drew first blood as a Spring 2yo in the Pierro Plate at Randwick before a 2nd to Flying Artie in the Blue Diamond Prelude in the Autumn. His only unplaced runs in a 12 start career were 5th and 6th in Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper respectively.
As a 3yo Star Turn returned for a Spring campaign with a dominant victory over Golden Slipper winner Capitalist in the San Domenico Stakes Gr.3 and was then sent to Melbourne, where he won the WFA Gr.2 Schillaci Stakes against older horses (Malaguerra, Fell Swoop). Our Bloodstock Team thinks this son of Star Turn will be an early runner – click here to learn more about this horse.
The Sherpa is the first tried horse for the NSW Tycoons and is trained by Brett Cavanough in Scone.
TEAM TYCOONS TV
On the couch: NSW Tycoons trainer announcement
What does Adrian Bott think of his fellow trainers? Quite simply he thinks they’re the team to beat
Owner Report: Pierro X Cool Snitzel
His coat is glowing and he is a picture of health. See the recent trot up for Pierro X Cool Snitzel, one cool customer!
Owner report from the round yard
The Headwater x Pfeiffer showed the boys just how it’s done today in the round yard. On just Day Two this filly is already turning heads!
State: New South Wales
Colours: Skye Blue and Navy
Ambassador: Laurie Daley
Manager: Tye Angland
What Is in a name?
In the harbour city we’re bred to win. But if you wanna stay on top you need to take a punt (gamble responsibly) like they did with current super stallion, Written Tycoon. After a short but successful racing career he went to the paddock to focus on becoming a legend of the breeding world.
Laurie loves racing
One thing Laurie Daley loves more than cheering on his Canberra Raiders, is kicking home a winner. “Loz” is New South Wales to the core. On top of three premierships, he is one of only two men to play, captain and coach the Blues to an Origin series win.
Become an owner
More modest about his remarkable achievements on the rugby league field, Laurie will proudly tell you of his long celebrations when his horse won a feature race over the Flemington Spring carnival.
Your Team’s Manager
The role of the team managers is to coordinate team owners key decision making processes. In doing so on behalf of team owners, managing draft selections, trade windows, selling decisions and trainer programming. Your team manager will liaise with TRL’s Head of Racing who as a form and data specialist will help your team manager in conjunction with their team owners maximise big race day outcomes.
TRL have employed managers on a requirement of possessing deep industry knowledge, experience and connections to trainers within their state as well as being individuals who have that burning competitiveness and desire to win the competition.
Tye brings The NSW Tycoons a genuine competitive edge. As an 11 time Group 1 winning jockey Tye understands the intricacies of racing at a level not many can match. He has been there and done that on racing’s big stage and knows what it takes to find an edge for his team.
When it comes down to having an ear close to the ground, collecting critical race day intel, this will likely prove a genuine edge for The Tycoons.