Meet the Team

Wilde Racing is extremely thankful and proud of their dedicated team members.

If you’re interested in joining the Wilde Racing Team please email your CV to admin@wilderacing.com.au

Ashlee Hoy

Stable Hand / Communications

Ashlee has taken up the role of communications manager at Wilde Racing. Ashlee will still keep her role of working at the stables in the mornings and attending race meetings. Ashlee will be in the office of an afternoon unless she has had to attend a race meeting. After being with Wilde Racing for many years there is not a role that she can’t turn her hand to!

Ashlee can be contacted on 5561 0977, mobile 0400933317 or via email admin@wilderacing.com.au.

Afternoons are the best time to contact Ashlee with any office queries as she will be busy working at the stables in the mornings. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Melissa Julius

Stable Apprentice

Melissa Julius joined our stable in 2012 after having a strong racing background in her family. She had a successful team of show-jumpers and completed at a high level but the racing bug bit and Melissa soon became an apprentice to Symon.

Over the years she has built a great record, especially with Symon, who gave her a first metro ride on La Fleurette where they were able to achieve the fairy tale result on debut, a win! They teamed up the next year at Moonee Valley with stable favourite Straight Jacket, being a part of the stables first metro double.

Melissa is a hard worker and a very valued staff member of our team and here’s to many more winners in the stables colours.

William Morrissey

Ballarat Foreman

William returned to Wilde Racing after 10 months gaining experience with other stables in the Warrnambool area. William is a great addition to the stable with a vast knowledge of horses, he has taken up a position as stable foreman.

In November 2017, William moved to our Ballarat base and has taken up the position of foreman in Ballarat.

Liam Hoy

Warrnambool Foreman

Liam use to help out at the stables when he was just a kid, learning the basics for a bit of pocket money while still in school.

When he finished school, Liam decided the early morning starts weren’t really for him & turned his hand to concreting.

Towards the end of 2018, Liam decided that he had enough of the hard labour required with concreting & wanted to learn more about the racing industry.
Liam now works full time at Wilde Racing and is learning about the industry & what it takes to get the horses to the races.
He is a valuable member of our team, always willing to lend a helping hand and is eager to learn.

Liam has taken on the responsibility of stable foreman which consists of organizing the busy mornings, sorting staff rosters and any other day to day jobs that are required when running a stable.

Nick Gottewski

Stablehand

Nick joined the Wilde Racing team in May 2019 after taking some time away from racing.

Nick has a great knowledge of racing and is able to complete any task required for the day to day running of a stable.

You will see Nick of a morning swimming horses at the beach, saddling at track work/trials as well as preparing the horses to be worked around home.
Nick also attends the races as one of our senior representatives.

Nicks friendly personality certainly makes it easy to have him be apart of our team.

Nicarra

Stablehand / Track Rider

Nicarra rejoined Wilde Racing in February 2017.

Nicarra moved to Melbourne two years ago where she worked for Patrick Payne. She developed her knowledge and horse skills in the time she spent at Patrick’s.

Nicarra decided it was time for a change and was welcomed back to Wilde Racing in a role at our Ballarat stable.

She is a competent track rider, forever reliable and there isn’t a task she can’t complete. 

We are pleased to have Nicarra back as part of our team.

Jason Breen

Form Analyst / Racing Manager

Jason joined the Wilde Racing team in early 2016. With a back ground in racing we hope that his knowledge on form will enhance our chances of placing the horses in their most suitable race, giving them every opportunity to perform at their best. You will see Jason at the track on gallop mornings, down at the beach or at the races. Jason also sends out your pre and post trial/race emails with regards to where the horses are going and how they have pulled up.

Adrian Gibson

Sales Correspondent / Social Media

Long term owner and great supporter of the stable Adrian Gibson wanted to be more involved in our ever growing team.

Adrian manages our social media pages in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. He also assists current and new clients with purchasing shares in horses we have available. 
Adrian can be contacted on adrian@wilderacing.com.au 

With a passion for racing, an interest in what horses we purchase and why we selected a certain type along with his vast knowledge of the ever growing demands of social media, we are very grateful for Adrian’s contributions to the team.

Erin Leonard

Stablehand/Vet Assistant

Erin joined Wilde Racing late in 2013 and is a valuable asset to our stable. Erin not only completes the day to day duties of a stable-hand she takes great pride assuring each horses gets their specific needs attended to.
Erin is our senior treatment staff member and she is very thorough at her job. No matter how big or small the treatment, Erin will always make sure that the necessary care is taken.
Not only does Erin observe the general day to day treatments she assists our vets with any procedures that are needed and any treatment plans that need to be put in place to assure our horses have the best of care provided.

Ellen

Stable Hand/ Feed Nutritionist

Ellen is a valued employee at Wilde Racing.
Ellen spent her first couple of years learning the ropes working afternoons and weekends. She is now very much a member of the busy morning stable duties.
Ellen is seen completing many jobs around the stables, including working the horses at the beach, taking them to the races and completing the general day to day duties of a stable-hand.
With each horse needing their dietary requirements met, Ellen takes a great interest in this side of running a stable.
Ellen is responsible for one of the most important jobs within a stable, attending to the feed requirements of each horse. She works closely with Symon to assure that each horse gets their nutritional requirements met so they can perform at their best.

Taylor Newman

Stable Hand

Taylor is a hard working member of the Wilde Racing team.
After beginning off working in the afternoons & weekends Taylor is now a full time staff member.

Taylor is eager to learn, she can complete any task we ask of her, she can drive the horse truck & is now starting to develop her riding skills by riding the horses during their slow work either at home or at the beach.

Taylor also attends race meetings when we need her & is never afraid to lend a helping hand.

Ronan Short

Jumps Jockey

Ronan joined Wilde Racing towards the end of 2018.
After riding in races in Ireland, Ronan made the move to Australia with the view to develop his career as a jumps rider.

Ronan has a a terrific attitude, is a great worker & very easy going.
We feel he is an asset to the team with his riding skills but also his knowledge.

Kym Hobby

Stablehand / Track Rider

Kym Hobby is based at our Ballarat stable.

She has developed her knowledge in racing working with various trainers who include Henry Dwyer & Patrick Payne.
Kym in one of the main work riders at our Ballarat stable, along with completing the day to day duties of a stable-hand & attending race meetings.

Demi Riches

Stablehand / Track Rider

Demi made her way to Wilde Racing in August 2018 after working for Matthew Williams.

We are very pleased to welcome Demi to the Wilde Racing team. She is a pleasure to have around the stables with her friendly attitude & general care for the horses.

She is often seen riding at the track, beach & around our work paddock at home.
If Demi isn’t riding she is completing the jobs that are required for the day to day running of a stable.

Baillie Keast

Stablehand

Baillie Keast started working for Wilde Racing in May 2017.

Baillie is competent around the horses, with a background of horse knowledge from his days at pony club and growing up around horses.
He has always shown an interest in the racing game.

While still completing school Baillie is very keen to learn the stable routine and get involved in racing.
Completing one afternoon a week and working on weekends, Baillie has proved to be a great worker and has the will to learn.

Bella Psomas

Stablehand

Bella joined Wilde Racing in late 2017 after having a grounding with Mitch Freedman.

Bella has left school & is now working full time at Wilde Racing.
She is very competent in handling the horses after growing up looking after her own ponies, she is young, keen and willing to learn.

Bella is a great asset to the team with her riding skills & is looking to further her career in the saddle.