Testimonials

“Thank you, your stable’s communicative avenues are absolutely magnificent.”

- Jim Beasley

“Tony has been training horses for us for over 7 years starting with an aptly named partnership known as the Adelaide syndicate which included Go Kell who won 2 races with a win at Moonee Valley plus many placings at various venues.

Our best result was with Artistic Gem who won 7 races, 4 in a row from Sale to 2 good wins at Eagle Farm and then a win on Grand Final day in 2003 at Mornington beating amongst others Dandy Kid.

Tony is a rarity amongst his industry peers in that he is personable, a good and honest communicator, who handles the vagaries of his trade with a smile and patient with his many and varied owners of all persuasions and personality types.”

- Noel and Lorraine Ferguson

“Just a quick note to express our thanks for a wonderful Preparation Breakfast shared with Tony and staff. It was an experience made all the better by your generosity and attention to detail for the Syndicate that we are involved in.

From the moment we arrived at the stable complex the complete experience began. It has been nice to review our pictures and share the moment with friends & family.”

- Lindsay and Christine Moore

“Buying a yearling is both an exciting and anxious time irrespective of how many racehorses you have owned previously. It helps to have the advice and counsel of an experienced trainer regardless of your experience, knowledge of pedigrees and basic horse conformation.

I have raced horses for over 30 years and since 1998 when I linked up with Tony Noonan, I have attended yearling sales throughout Australia and NZ purchased more than 30 horses. My process commences with a list of possible horses which suit my preference (whether that is a 2 y.o, sprinter, stayer etc), participating in the inspection of the yearlings, compiling a shortlist of prospects whilst eliminating those which fail confirmation or vet checks and then ultimately enjoying the challenge of buying from the shortlist and staying within the budget agreed for each individual yearling.

This process has been both fun and a huge learning experience to strive to secure a horse with the best conformation and as few faults as possible to ensure they get to the racetrack and enjoy success.

Of the horses I have purchased with Tony, we have had 16 individual winners to date, 7 horses that have not raced yet and 2 which are only lightly raced so we are confident that the wining strike rate will improve. The other impressive statistic is that 8 of our horses won their first race start.

When you consider the total number of yearlings bred and sold every year our strike rate has been well above average and I think bears out the value of doing the homework and taking appropriate advice.”

- Peter McMahon

'My partner, Barry and I have had horses with Tony Noonan Racing for over 10 years. In this time we have met many people whom I am sure will remain life long friends.

Tony is a little different to other trainers, as he puts a lot of emphasis on the "Social" side of owning or being involved in racing horses with "Greendale Stables". 

For example he holds a fabulous ball at Crown Casino in September/October each year. This is a night for all involved with Greendale-owners, strappers, stable hands, jockeys, trainers, family and friends.

The stable also has the famous "Barby After The Derby" held the day after Victoria Derby Day during the Spring Carnival. This starts with a parade of horses in the morning, then off to Mornington Races for the day. Then back to Greendale for the Bar-B-Que that evening.

There are also racing trips to Darwin, New Zealand, Hong Kong and England for the more adventurous.

Apart from these major events many of the owners get together for dinners etc and Tony attends many of these with his wife Gabriel, who is an integral part of the success of Tony Noonan Racing.

I would say that Tony is one of the most accessible trainers Barry and I have had anything to do with. We get so much enjoyment from our association with Greendale and would recommend anyone else, to jump aboard and enjoy the ride.'

- Gabrielle Hughes