Kim looks forward to the opportunity to make your racing experience as enjoyable as possible. You will be part of a racing team where Kim’s hands on approach to her horses is paramount.
Kim’s life has always revolved around horses. Since she was a child running around her uncle’s trotting stables at Bankstown. Kim has developed a strong love and passion for horses. Her bond with horses and natural talent as a horsewoman led to Kim working with her uncle Charlie Parsons a legend in harness racing as teenager.
In the 1980’s Kim became NSW top female trotting driver, driving doubles and trebles at Harold Park. Her time with Charlie Parsons at Bankstown was invaluable in developing her hands-on horse skills and to this day she talks fondly of the man. “The skills I learnt from Charlie prepared me perfectly for a career in training,” said Kim. “We always had 20-30 horses in work and I would work from sun-up to sun-down doing everything from breaking horses in to training, treatments and driving in races.
Kim cut short a promising driving career in the Harness Industry to concentrate on the gallops. I liked the excitement of the Thoroughbred industry and always had the plan to change codes when the time was right.
Kim’s first major success was with Never True who took out the South Grafton Cup in 1991. Since then Kim has trained many winners including a Doomben Classic with Enforced, Grafton Cup with Catapult and in recent times multiple city winners in Harry Kay, Tangalooma, Kimillsy and Delago Star.
The highlight however being her champion stayer Mahtoum (pictured below) who won the Group 1 Sydney Cup and ran fifth in the Melbourne Cup. Kim is renowned as an outstanding trainer of stayers the true test of a trainer’s patience and ability.
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Today, Kim has firmly established herself as a highly respected trainer within the racing industry and amongst her peers. She currently holds down the position of Vice Chairperson of the NSW Trainers association.
Kim recently moved her training set up from Rosehill to the Central Coast where her horses thrive in the peaceful surroundings.
At Wyong the horses are stabled in a brand new spacious stable complex with a fully covered walking machine and two very good sand tracks for all types of work. As an added bonus her agistment farms are located only 5-10 minutes away.
Kim’s horses also have the luxury when needed of utilising the Aquawalker at Limitless Lodge which is only a couple of kilometers away from the stable. The Aquawalker is a great tool to freshen horses up both physically and mentally and change their routines. Kim’s hands on approach and attention to detail means she has a boutique stable with 20 – 24 horses in work.” I love to give each individual horse my fullest attention and know them all personally”.
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