Having made my start in the racing world, riding track work in the early 1980’s under the tutelage of K.J. Robinson, I then had my first success as a trainer, in 1992, with a tried racehorse called “Phantom King”.
Luke started with a string of 3 horses at his father’s stables in Nowra in 2012.
With just three horses Luke managed to have a Group 1 Derby runner in his first season with “Man of Choice” At that time in a sport dominated by weight of numbers, the odds of him snaring a Derby horse were astronomical but it was testament to his ability as a young trainer!
Since then we have had many winners including the stakes performers “Red Ivory” and “Kosta Nothin“.
I have also had many city winners with horses like “Belle Voyage“, “Keeping the Faith“, “Art Official“, “One Way Ticket“, “Trinity Song“, “Fuel“, “Step Forward“, “Man of choice“, “Druid“, “Ivory Pegasus“, “Gunna Happen“, “Tradtri“, “Noble Joey“, just to name a few.
After planning and assisting the Dickerson family in the creation of Turpentine Park in 1997, my wife Patricia and I have overseen operations here for the last 20 years.
During this time I have also overseen the career of my son Luke Price – previously, one of the leading apprentices in Sydney – riding in excess of 110 winners!
Luke was stable foreman at Turpentine Park but is now co-trainer with his father Rob. Luke and Rob personally ride the track work on the property and at the racetrack trials. It is this hands-on approach to training which gives the Price family their distinct edge in preparing thoroughbreds to race.
Now they have expanded their training operations to include on track stables at Kembla Grange to accommodate their ever increasing client base and keeping them competitive to all aspects of in the industry. Country, Provincial and City class racing is all now within easy reach of their Kembla base.
We are an approachable and communicative combination, and we pride ourselves on great client relationships and personal integrity.
We are always available to discuss horses with clients and readily make ourselves available to inspect yearlings at all the major sales for anyone interested in purchasing.
In 1995 I was able to purchase a bay filly by a relatively unknown sire for $4,750 at the Scone yearling sales. That filly went on to race as “Red Ivory” – a multiple black type earner and matriarch of the Turpentine Park broodmare band with her foals “One Way Ticket” and “Ivory Pegasus” going on to continue in the family tradition with wins at Randwick.
We have keen eyes for purchasing inexpensive racehorses that go on to perform at the highest level and have had considerable success with numerous city performers purchased with relatively small capital. As genuine horsemen we are capable of purchasing “champagne horses” on a “beer budget”.
Patricia Price (Rob’s wife and Luke’s mother), is the daughter of the legendary south coast trainer K.J.Robinson – KJ was second to none in the industry!
Whether it is having a horse trained, putting together the perfect package of owners for a syndicate, or purchasing from a yearling sale – Rob and Luke Price Racing is the ideal choice. With the opportunity of training in an idyllic setting – literally racehorse heaven in the country – and having the best of both worlds with the provincial based “on track” stables at Kembla – the combination and ability to prepare city winners at a fraction of the costs of city trainers, is too good to resist!
Call us today to discuss your equine requirements.
Rob Price 0411 648 059 or email me.
Luke Price …………………….