Michael Costa

Michael Costa

Head Trainer

Meet Michael and you will instantly see his profound admiration of the horse and his unmeasurable passion for the Thoroughbred industry.

He is a New Breed of trainer being diversely skilled in thoroughbred physiology and performance. He is a fresh ambassador for thoroughbred racing, thoroughbred rehabilitation and welfare. He has an expectation for perfection and is renowned within the industry for his natural horsemanship and his ability to listen to his horses.

Michaels training Journey began as he established himself as a leading track work rider sharing in Group 1 success with some of Australia's finest Racehorses. As he rode for leading Sydney trainers at Royal Randwick he understood that he needed a distinctive edge in a highly competitive industry.

Michael commenced studies in equine science, acupuncture and massage. His ability to ride and experience the horse's locomotion combined with his knowledge of the equine gave Michael one of the edges he had been seeking. Having the ability to read the horse, Michael created specific treatments achieving remarkable results with repeated form reversals and winning consistency.

Racing NSW became aware of Michael's determination and offered him a position as a Metropolitan Stipendiary Steward. Michael took the opportunity to further his knowledge of the official side of the Racing Industry that very few are privy to. He was quickly appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Northern Rivers Racing association before returning to Sydney to join the Metropolitan panel as a Senior Steward.

After four years of Stewardship Michaels desire to be in contact with the equine was too strong and saw him return back to his element partnering Kevin Moses as his stable foreman. They swiftly made a strong stance in the Sydney Training ranks achieving some of the stables highest strike rates and a long list of elusive wins. Michael gathered momentum and extreme support from key industry owners, new participants and interested onlookers being heavily supported in acquiring his own metropolitan trainers license in August 2010.

Michael is a New Breed of trainer with an extensive list of qualifications who has learnt from the experience of the world's best trainers and combined it with leading edge sport science to now claim a style of his own.

Churo Pellegrini

Churo Pellegrini

Head Veterinarian

Churo comes from Salta in Argentina. He has spent the past 12 years living and working as an equine veterinarian in Asia, focusing on treating lameness and sports injuries in polo and racing horses. Having settled in Australia with his family, Churo now works with Dr Tim Roberts in the Centennial Park vet practice, which operates as one of the most successful vet practices in Australia.

Dr Roberts has been the head veterinarian for leading stables all over the world including the rise of the legendary Trainer Chris Waller. Dr Pellegrini and Dr Roberts oversee the health of the thoroughbreds at New Breed Racing. Every horse that enters the New Breed Racing stables goes through an extensive assessment that continues with progression recordings through the horses campaign. For the assessment, Dr Pellegrini’s knowledge provides veterinary information on strategies to improve performance and maintain the horses wellbeing through out training.

His experience and knowledge saves time and resources when treating and selecting thoroughbreds at New Breed Racing. Dr Tim Roberts and Dr Pellegrini have selected and worked with some of the all time Australia's Champion Thoroughbreds and will continue to do so as part of the New Breed Racing Team.

Don’t just take our word for it

Michael is a young up and coming trainer with an exceptional eye for a horse and the small things which, is extremely important. Michael and the New Breed team's communications with their owners are second to none.

Ray McDowell, President of Race Horse Owners Association

Our horse has gone from a non-winner to taking out his first race within three starts with New Breed Racing. This guy will be the next big thing in racing and I encourage everyone to jump on board now.

Mathew Taylor, Horse owner

The New Breed team have helped syndicate a range of our passed in horses from the sales giving our breeders another option for selling. Every horse we have sent to Michael returns to the stud for spelling in immaculate condition. Michael has a very high attention to detail and explains each horses idiosyncrasies to the finest detail.

Colleen Buchanan, Sefton Park Stud Owner