Champion Welcome Sales & Marketing Director Neill Ross To The Team

This week Champion Thoroughbreds welcomed Neill Ross to our team as Sales & Marketing Director to support the growing business. Neill has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the racing industry and beyond. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Massey University in New Zealand and a Diploma in Horse Husbandry and Management from Roseworthy Ag College in South Australia. He has a successful employment history working as the Marketing & Sponsorship Manager at Auckland Racing Club before running the NZ Iron Man and Golf Open.

Neill made the pernament move to Australia in 2000 where he took up a role with the NRMA as the Member Benefit Manager before moving into a BDM position with Unwired Australia and then BigAir. In 2010, Neill took our a 12 month contract as the BDM for Waikato Stud whom he has a fantastic relationship with, having worked for them in his younger years in NZ.

Neill has a real passion for horse racing and has owned and raced many horses over the years in both New Zealand and Australia. His most recent position was under contract to Richard Freedman selling his thoroughbred acquisitions and undertaking his communications. Prior to this contract he set up a start-up breaking in and pre-training establishment called VR Racing Ltd at Hawkesbury.

"I am a driven Business Development / Sales and Marketing (communications) Manager with experience across various industries including ICT, horse racing & breeding, sports, insurance and automobile services. Working across different sectors has provided me with best business practices in establishing, developing and managing partnerships, driving strategic account development and initiating process improvements. I am passionate about creating innovative solutions and collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders. With Champion Thoroughbreds I will utilise my business development and account management together with my horse racing & breeding knowledge and connection skills to ensure all clients and owners have the best possible experience when racing a horse or horses with John O’Shea Racing."


Introducing Our Second 2019 Magic Millions Purchase - I Am Invincible x Dwindle Filly

John and Jason backed up their Magic Millions day one acquistion with the very astute purchase of lot 536 - a very athletic looking I Am Invincible filly from a current and proven family. 

Champion Makes A Statement On Day 1 Of Magic Millions Sale

The standard has been set for the quality of yearling entering the Champion/O'Shea Stable in 2019 with the purchase of an outstanding filly by first season sire Press Statement on Day 1 of the Magic Millions yearling sale. The team were wrapped to secure Lot 225 from the Yarraman Park Draft, a racey type out of Group 1 placed mare  

Champion Kicks Off 2019 With Queensland Winner

Knock Toff headed to Doomben on Wednesday looking to atone for his luckless last start and did so in fine style taking out the BRC Members Colts, Gelding and Entires Class 3 Plate. The son of Toorak Toff settled off the speed and was taken to the outside by jockey Corey Bayliss to produce 

It's Our Ten Year Anniversary And We're Giving Away A 5% Share To Celebrate

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we're giving away a 5% share, including 24 months of expenses to one lucky owner who has purchased a share of 5% or more in any of our 2019 yearlings.  

John O'Shea Racing Website Now Live!

John O'Shea Racing is gearing up for a progressive 2019 and in preparation, have launched their new-look website. Head over to for all the latest stable news, upcoming runners and recent purchases. 

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