Doug Gorrel started his racing stable in early 2016 at Thoroughbred Park, Canberra. His first winner came at Cowra with bonny mare Liabilityadjuster.
Doug had previously worked with some of Canberra's top stables and has had a lifelong love of racing - as a mug punter, bookies' clerk, racehorse owner, racing and sports journalist, jockey manager and owner-trainer.
But Doug most enjoys conditioning horses for others - as there is no greater thrill in racing than sharing in a win with owners - who invariably are, or become, lifelong friends.
Doug believes that a "healthy horse is a happy horse" and in order to achieve this no stone must be left unturned. Doug ensures that his horses receive the best one-on-one care customised to each horses individual needs.
With his sports journalism background, Doug's communication skills are second to none. Doug ensures that his owners are kept up to date and involved in the training and racing of their horses at all times.