Phillip Sweeney lives and breathes racing as he's been surrounded by horses for most of his life. Prior to training in his own right he had a good grounding in racing by working for his brother Ken Sweeney for over 35 years. Phillip was responsible for the setting up of Ken's Melbourne stable at Flemington and he remained there for 12 years before residing in Jerilderie.
Training was always on his mind and he knew that someday he to would train just like his brother. Phillip went into training with his eyes wide open knowing how hard this game can be so apart from just having stables across the road from the Jerilderie racecourse he also combined his 600 acre property into the mix so that he'd have somewhere to spell his horses and be able to dabble in breeding. This is perfect not only for his horses but also for his clients as the over heads are kept to a minimal.
Being a family run business, Phillip has the support of wife Irene who was a successful Amateur jockey in the 80's by his side and both his daughters Brooke and Sally contribute greatly by working in the stable as well as riding work which ensures that the horses always get worked and there's no standing around waiting on track riders.
SERVICES & FACILITIES
At Phillip Sweeney Racing we have everything we need to train and care for your thoroughbred.
* Profressional Horse Training * Pool
* 1800m Turf Track * 2 x 9 Horse Truck
* 1600m Sand Track * 2 x 2 Horse Float
* Fully Irrigated * 600 Acres
* Breaking In Facilities * 14 Stables
* Pool * Secure Electric Fencing