If Andrew could change one thing it’s that he would have started training horses long before he did.
In his 50s when he decided to pursue his lifelong passion, Andrew didn’t take long to establish himself in the Southern District racing scene.
After collecting three wins in his first season, Andrew captured 12 victories in just his second campaign as a trainer.
As he enters his sixth season, Andrew has already celebrated over 50 career winners with his number of starters and victories increasing year on year.
Among his achievements are success with tried horses, including New Zealand-bred Lautaro who contested the $400,000 Country Championship Final at Randwick in 2017.
Andrew’s training philosophy is considered and measured, he builds confidence in the ownership party while creating long term partnerships with clients.
Prior to his working life Andrew was a talented Australian Rules footballer, reaching the sport’s highest level.
Frazer watched from afar as his father Andrew established his stable.
A gifted footballer too, Frazer spent two years in the AFL with Carlton before deciding on a career in racing.
Frazer’s foray into the industry came at a much younger age than Andrew, first through Lloyd Kennewell Racing when he moved to South Australia at the end of 2013.
He’s now gained experience with several leading trainers across three states having added to his knowledge base at Lindsay Park Racing and most recently in Sydney.
Frazer joins his father’s operation having spent the past two years in Sydney where he completed a Racing NSW Steward Cadetship before becoming Racing Manager for Peter and Paul Snowden.
Andrew will handle the training duties while Frazer will focus on administration and finding the stable’s next stars.
Unlike her husband Jake, Tara didn’t grow up around horses but after being told at age 12 that she would make a good jockey, when at a garage sale in a stable in Nowra, the idea stuck.
In 2011, Tara was apprenticed to Paul Murray at Kembla Range and quickly became a popular choice for many trainers in South East NSW.
She burst onto the scene riding 27 winners in her first season to be crowned apprentice of the year for the South East region in 2012/13 as well as apprentice of the year at Nowra and Bega race tracks.
Since 2015, Tara’s career has been stop-start, balancing horses with motherhood and work as a nurse, however in June 2019 she took her first race ride for Andrew and is keen to add to her 57 victories.
Jake comes from a family steeped in horses, his father Steven was a multiple Group 1-winning reinsman, while his grandmother and uncle were involved in harness racing.
Duffy started out with Benalla trainer Vincent Nolen, father of leading jockey Luke, with who he spent four years learning his craft.
After missing the start in his first race by 15 lengths at Balranald in February 2009, Jake has built an impressive resume riding for some of the country’s biggest trainers and collecting wins in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.
Some of his most successful stable partnerships have been with Peter Moody, David Hayes and Darren Weir before becoming one of Andrew’s main race day and track work riders in 2017.
Jake’s first victory for ADR was on stable favourite Shelbyville and he has now notched 10 of his 380-odd winners for Andrew.
Aside from Andrew, Alison is the longest tenured member of the ADR team having started working for the stable in 2017.
Working with horses was always something Alison wanted to do, she went to TAFE to complete Equine Studies and later fulfilled her goal with a start in the racing industry as a stablehand.
Alison continues to tick off her certificates and is happiest in the stables, where she can be found hard at work cleaning boxes, feeding, grooming and walking horses.
She would one day love to become a jockey and ride track work but if not, she is more than happy to be a strapper.