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As Dodgey heads off for a spell I just wanted to send you a short message of thanks for everything you have done to date organising visits, providing updates and being around on race days etc. Its great to get the website updates and audios and to be kept in the loop. This is my first dabble in a race horse and I'm having a great time and really enjoying it. Hopefully when Dodgey returns he will be bigger and better than ever and we can really have some fun. 

Scott Wilson, Scott Wilson, Racehorse Owner

Over the years my friends and I have raced several horses with various trainers & syndicators. We find Michael & Paul of Adrenaline Thoroughbreds easily the best we have used. The communication & willingness to accommodate our requests are second to none.

Rod Warren, Racehorse Owner

I would not hesitate to recommend Adrenaline Thoroughbreds to anyone interested in owning race horses. Adrenaline's web-based Owner's Dashboard is first class. I currently have shares in three horses & watching them evolve into elite race horses is very rewarding.

Les Ham, Racehorse Owner

Having a horse with Adrenaline has to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have horses with others as well but the updates I receive from Michael and Paul set them apart. I feel like I am kept in the loop with every single aspect of my horses, even when they are spelling. Recently Michael even picked me up and drove me to Toowoomba to see my horse spelling.

Andrew Lang, Racehorse Owner

Adrenaline Thorougbreds has enabled us to take our first exciting step into the world of being a racehorse owner. The whole journey so far has exceeded our expectations – not just because our first horse, Epsilon, has turned out to be a cracker of a horse, but also because we have felt part of the whole experience.

Kelvin and Peta Crosby, Racehorse Owners

Our Trainer - Rob Heathcote

When it comes to training racehorses horses in Brisbane, you arguably won’t find more solid ground than placing your thoroughbred under the care of Rob Heathcote. Rob has trained horses for over 20 years, building a treasure chest of experience to draw on and a pile of trophies to go with it.

Rob spent much of his early working life running tours around the landmarks in Europe where we’re sure he must have fine-tuned the craft of ensuring people are shown a good time. For years we’ve been impressed watching Rob, both before races and after a win, always behind a camera ensuring his ownership group have snap of the big day.

Through the mid 90’s Rob managed a team of horses raced by his brother in leading stables throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 1997 he took the plunge and opened his own training stable. We remember articles in the media at the time describing his steep learning curve and explaining how he was studying books about everything he could find on getting the best from horses through fitness, feed and soundness. These days he could probably write the book! In his first year with limited opportunities he finishing sixth on the premiership. His big gamble and good horsemanship has been paying off ever since. He’s won the Brisbane metropolitan trainers premiership six times, trained more than 1100 winners and been named Queensland trainer of the year on several occasions.

Rob has prepared top line horses such as Solzhenitsyn and Woorim to win at Group 1 level but is probably best known as the trainer of seven time Group 1 winner and the peoples champion, Buffering.  We’re impressed by Rob’s ability to develop what are often less fashionable horses from the lower end of the market, to race against, and beat the best. He also has an uncanny knack of bringing horses back to perform at their best, preparation after preparation, racing at a high level and enjoying long careers.

We couldn’t be happier than having Rob join our team of trainers and tapping into his skills to develop your horse to be the best athlete it can. 

Our Trainer - Rob Heathcote