Damian Hanrahan, Foreman
Damian, who has been working alongside Dan since 2006, is an instrumental part of the running of our stable.
He grew up around horses and as a showjumping rider represented Australia in India in his late teens.
Overall, he is an all-rounder who assists in the day to day running of the stable, rides track work, educates our hurdlers, attends the races and even breaks-in the odd youngster.
Mel O’Sullivan, Administration
Mel’s work background consists of administrative, financial, sales and customer service roles for high profile companies such as Ansett, Clinique, Australian Catholic University, HBA and Credit Union SA.
She has been attending the races since a little girl, and has family involved in the racing industry.
Dan and Mel were married in 2002, and became the very proud parents of their little boy, Alex in 2009. Mel loves getting to the races to socialise and cheer home our runners.
Kathryn Brown, Track Rider/Strapper/Stablehand
Kathryn first joined us in 2008 and, after a brief stint with another stable, realised how fantastic it is to work at Dan O’Sullivan Racing so returned!
We were also very happy to have Kathryn back!
Kathryn’s main role is riding work and she is always willing to lend an extra hand, especially at the races with her favourite horses.
Dylan McGuiness, Stablehand/Strapper
Dylan is a school based trainee, who attends St Patricks College in Ballarat.
He joined us for a week’s work experience in 2010 and showed enough enthusiasm and improvement in that time, that he was offered weekend and school holiday work.
Now he has the best of both worlds, joining the work force and getting a sound education.
Dylan is a sports fanatic, as well as playing aussie rules, he knows what’s going on in the world of Boxing, Basketball, Car Racing, Cricket – you name it!
Alex O’Sullivan & Juggles, Good Helpers
Alex is very keen to get to the stables to help mix the feeds, top up the waters and check that the stable cats are doing their job.
No matter what the weather, he’ll walk through puddles or roll in dust just to give Dad and the team a helping hand.
His mate Juggles, on the other hand isn’t too interested in hard work. He is much more interested in food and cuddles. Juggles enjoys going to the races when any of his big friends need a companion.
Our HorsesClick on the horse name to go to that horse's website.
- Beer Garden
- British General
- Dynamic Balance
- Glory's Girl
- Go And Get Rich
- Golden Calibre
- Hold True
- Jungle Fighter
- Kaphero x Absolute Babe
- Kaphero x Ellexcell
- Leave Early
- Mitta Mitta
- Our Tiger Lil
- Puttin On A Party
- Queue For Quality
- Red Arrow x Marley and Me
- Rock of Gibraltar x Glorious Spirit
- Shinzig x Shady Oaks
- Soldier's Choice
- Sound The Advance
- Squire's Gypsy
- Take The Faith
- Testa Grigia
- Toga Party
- Tuscan Fire