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Stable Hand - Groom

Godolphin Australia
Victoria (AU)
Can be discussed upon application. Accommodation available.
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Horse Care, Groom
Job Role
Racing Groom
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Godolphin is the largest and most global racing team in the world with an impressive tally of 404 Group 1 wins in 14 countries since our inception. As one of the world’s most successful racing stables, we know all too well that our achievements are a result of the amazing team behind the scenes.

We are on the hunt for an experienced Stable Hand to be based at our Carbine Lodge operation located at Flemington Racecourse, in Melbourne. As a full-time stable hand, you will be an integral part of our team. This role is responsible for the general day to day care of our quality racehorses.  You will prepare and accompany horses to daily trackwork and present horses on race day. Stable hand experience is preferred but not essential. We are seeking a passionate, reliable, and hard-working person whose love and admiration for horses is as great as ours. You must be flexible, have a positive attitude, good work ethic and be willing to go above and beyond in your role.

Tasks include:

  • Carry out daily stable tasks including; mucking out, rugging, swimming, walker, trot up’s and assisting with farrier, vet, chiropractor and dentist.
  • Routine health checks, monitoring basic health and welfare of horses, recognising signs of injury and / or signs of a healthy or unhealthy horse reporting concerns.
  • Preparation of horses and gear for race meetings and trials attendance, including appropriate person presentation and performing official race and post-race meeting duties.
  • Taking nominated horses to and from the races/trials.
  • Leading assigned horses to and from trackwork.
  • Comply with company polices, procedures and industry requirements relating to safety and animal welfare, including Rules of Racing.


  • Sound horse handling skills, with experience and confidence handling thoroughbreds in full training.
  • Understanding of horse health care and welfare requirements, with prior experience in providing direct daily care.
  • Understanding of the thoroughbred racing industry
  • Sound communication skills

What’s in it for you?

  • Working in a globally successful company.
  • Working with top quality horses, bred and trained by Godolphin.
  • Opportunity to attend race days.
  • Top class working conditions, including above award wages
  • High quality uniforms.
  • Accommodation available for the right applicant.

Preferably, the applicant will be able to start as soon as possible.

Come inside and see what we see !

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to by close of business Friday 6th October 2023.

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Shortlist candidates will be contacted directly.


Carbine Lodge Stables is the base for Godolphin’s horses in Melbourne and overlooks the back straight of Flemington Racecourse, home of 'the race that stops a nation', the G1 Melbourne Cup. 

Company info
5 Stables Drive

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