Meet The Team
Pat and Cheryl Carey have an excellent team of staff and support/specialists, all of whom contribute to making Epsom Lodge a unique training facility.
All of the staff show personal dedication, loyalty and pride – some of whom were born into the industry. They are very fortunate that a few of their staff have been with them since the move to Mornington, around 15 years ago.
Many staff have had years of industry experience, a couple are keen new recruits, but they all play a very important role in the care and development of each and every horse.
Pat and Cheryl value and appreciate their skill, their love of the horse and particularly the hard work they do each and every day without question.
Employment Opportunities exist with P G Carey Racing Stables and they welcome you to come and join in their success.
There are opportunities for senior staff members at our Mornington training establishment with excellent conditions on offer.
If you are an experienced track work rider or leading senior experienced stablehand please contact us.
Patrick Carey is very much a “hands on trainer”,which ensures that clients are included and an integral part of the training program of their horses. Pat is well respected within the Industry and amongst owners and peers, he is also very active within the industry promoting improvement for trainers and other participants and is on the committee of the Australian Trainers Association.
Cheryl was born into the Racing Industry being the daughter of Trainer Jack Meagher and sister of John Meagher and is currently Racing Manager for husband Pat. She is General Office Manager of accounts and handles the staff and owner communications. She co ordinates raceday procedures and attends the races on most occasions. Cheryl attends the Yearling Sales and particularly enjoys the challenge of casting her eagle eye over prospective yearlings with Pat.
Dr Eoin Kelly
Dr Eoin Kelly, principal of Racetrack Veterinary Services is our stable vet, assisted by his colleague Dr Finbar Manning. They attend trackwork each morning, and being based in Mornigton they are always accessible should the need arise.
Our principal stable farrier is Ben Shinsky, along with by Jarryd Hickey who is a former apprentice of Ben’s. Ben is a Master Farrier and is highly regarded within the industry both in Melbourne and in Sydney where he was previously based.
We are fortunate to have a team of experienced and competent staff including Johnny Fallon (pictured with ATC Derby winner ETHIOPIA) Mick, Donna, Bill, Kim, Shanae and Greg as well as new recruits Jack and Kaleb all of whom play a major role in the day to day care and race day preparation of our horses. They are all highly skilled and dedicated and play a key role in the team’s achievements.
Other valued long term employees include Mandy Henson (Daughter, Office+ raceday strapper), Shaun Henson (Son), Cheryl’s brothers Paul Meagher and David Meagher (always with us in spirit), also Pat’s brother Bernard Carey.
We believe that skilled and experienced riders are absolutely essential, and our current team work in closely with Pat and give him valuable feedback each time they work a horse. The riding team is headed by our apprentices Jack and Celine, with Simon and Tylah not to mention Rhys McLeod who jumps in to give us a hand whenever needed.