THE TEAM

We value every member of our staff as they all play an integrate role to our success.

“You are only as good as the team behind you”

Stephen Thorne
Stephen Thorne
Stephen rejoined the stable in 2017 as assistant trainer. He is graduate of the Godolphin Flying Start and his international knowledge and experience is a big asset to the team. Stephen also setup Shamrock Thoroughbreds to grow the ownership base of the stable and the success of the syndicate has grown rapidly in recent seasons.
Hazel McGuinness
Hazel McGuinness
Hazel is Ado’s wife and her role is managing all the admin and accounts side of the business. Her attention to detail is second to none and is a key part of the success of the stable.
Zoe Boardman
Zoe Boardman
Zoe joined the stable in 2014 and is our main work rider. She also fills the role as head lass and attends a lot of race meetings throughout the year. She completed RACE in 2013 before joining the stable and her outstanding horse riding skills and is what makes her an ideal fit for the stable.
Stephen Mooney
Stephen Mooney
Stephen is our apprentice jockey and joined the stable in July 2019. Stephen recorded his 4th winner aboard Raphael in Killarney in 2020 and is excellent value for 7 pounds. Stephen is a great asset to the team and his feedback is very important to us.
Aisling McGuinness
Aisling McGuinness
Aisling is Ado’s daughter and is a regular exercise rider in the stable. She has competed to a very high level on the showjumping circuits internationally and is a great horsewoman to have around the stable.
Tadhg McGuinness
Tadhg McGuinness
Tadhg is Ados’ son and he is a great horseman and rides regularly in amateur races. He rides a lot of work at home and attends a lot of race meetings throughout the year. His great horsemanship skills are what makes him invaluable to the success of the stable.
Owen Moss
Owen Moss
Owen joined the stable in early 2019 and is a regular work rider and stable groom. Having completed RACE and working for trainers such as Ted Walsh he has a lot of experience and is an important part of the team.