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The Team

Ballymore Stables has an exceptional team of expert staff and specialists to ensure each individual horse is given the care and treatment needed to get the best possible results.

Australia


Anthony Feroce, Racing Manager

Anthony commenced as Ballymore Stables’ Racing Manager in February of 2001. He brings to the stable an abundance of knowledge being a Graduate of Marcus Oldham College with a Diploma in Horse Management and also holds an Associate Diploma in Operations Management from Swinburn University.

Prior to joining Ballymore, Anthony spent four years at Hanaui Farm in New Zealand where he experienced all aspects of stud farm work such as broodmares, yearling preparation and yearling sales.

Anthony works closely along side Mike and Matt as well as communication with stable clients, media and officials. Anthony is our first point of contact with owners. His other daily duties include nominations, acceptances and booking of jockeys.

Anthony can be contacted on +61 (0) 412 084 132 or via email at anthony@ballymorestables.com.au


Ronda Hoysted, Office Manager

Ronda commenced as Ballymore’s Office Manager in 2006.

Growing up in a racing family as the daughter of trainer John Hickmott, her understanding of the thoroughbred racing industry, as well as her office management skills is an asset to the team. Ronda is happy to assist with all office and account inquiries and can be contacted via email at info@ballymorestables.com.au or telephone +61 3 9372 3558.


Nerissa Copp, Assistant Trainer, Royal Randwick


Nerissa heads up our Satellite Stable at Royal Randwick which has been in operation since 1 May 2013.

Nerissa is responsible for the daily running of the stable and one other staff member.



New Zealand

Pam Gerard - Resident Trainer

Pam was brought up on a sheep and beef farm in the Rakia Gorge at the base of Mt Hutt, Methven and was schooled locally until high school when she boarded for 5 years at St Margrets College Christchurch.

Very heavily involved in sport, athletics, skiing and in particular hockey, representing New Zealand at U21 level. After leaving school Pam worked for Cindy Hampton on a pre-training farm in Methven before working full time for Peter and Dawn Williams in Ashburton for a period of 4 years.

Pam then traveled to Japan for 12 months breaking in horses which allowed her to save enough money to return home to Methven and buy her own 20 acre property and setting up a breaking and pre-training operation. In time, and as owners saw the benefits of having horses trained in a different environment, the operation grew to the size where a trainers licence was needed. The business continued to grow and following requests from several owners, Pam then upgraded her license to a public trainers with the best preformed horse being Narousa who ran fourth in a Wellington Cup (G1) then won the Kumara Nuggets on his way to completing the Waikato and Great Northern Hurdles double in 2003.

Eventually the business outgrew Methven and was sold up to invest in another 30 acre property in Ashburton, with 14 boxes, and leased a 20 box barn at the Asburton racecourse where she continued to train until joining Te Akau as assistant trainer in October 2011.

In Pam's own right, she trained 91 winners 108 seconds and 147 thirds before joining Te Akau where her role involved travelling horses locally as well as overseas, including taking Rock'n'Pop to Sydney, a winter carnival in Brisbane with Costa Viva, and three trips to the New Zealand Cup Carnival with great success.

This season she was repositioned to manage Te Akau’s South Island team and staff, from where she proved to be influential component following the Classic double success of last November with Risque and Xtravagant in the New Zealand 1000 and 2000 Guineas at Riccarton. Her overall input during that period saw 17 wins and 10 placings from 36 starters, including the two Group Ones referred to and another five stakes events.

Pam brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and horsemanship to the stable and we are very excited to have secured her in 2016.

Dorothy Lennard, Accounts and Administration

Dorothy, an Australasian and National equestrian Champion competing in Saddle Hunter classes, joined Ballymore NZ in 1999 and has been NZ's devoted accounts and administration manager as sole charge of the on site office. Dorothy is a vital link between Ballymore’s administration and bloodstock management in seeking and providing information mutually required by clients and stable management alike.