Our staff and specialised hired services personnel are an integral part of Jason Warren Racing Stables.
We all share a common passion for horses and for success in racing.
Our staff necessarily demonstrate a high level of commitment and
passion to the successful day to day running of our training operations
and the maintenance of the Denistoun Park complex.
Jason Warren grew up in the Bega valley area and has worked with
horses most of his life. After starting off at shows and events, and
riding track work an Ballina, Jason moved to Victoria and worked for
Eliza Park (riding work and breaking in horses). After a couple of years
with Eliza Park Jason took out a trainers’ license in his own right,
and started training, pre-training and breaking in horses as his own man
(on a property on Stumpy Gulley Rd, just minutes from Denistoun Park).
Jason then decided that he wanted to further his knowledge of training,
and went to champion trainer Lee Freedman becoming his foreman during
the time that Makybe Diva reigned supreme. His time with Freedman racing
also included Benicio winning the VRC Derby and Serenade Rose winning
the VRC Oaks. At that time Denistoun Park served as the Freedman's
In 2006, with increased knowledge and experience, Jason purchased
Denistoun Park and now has up to 52 horses in work (education,
pre-training and full training).
At only 38yo Jason is young, driven, passion and totally committed to racing success.
Further details of Jason's background and of how he cam to be at
Denistoun Park can be found in the November 2011 Inside Racing article
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Gerard took over the Racing Manager role in August 2017. He has been involved in the racing industry for 15 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.
Most recently, Gerard was Assistant Trainer to multiple Group 1 winning trainer Danny O'Brien, being heavily involved in horses such as Shamus Award, Star Witness, Master O'Reilly and Shamrocker. Gerard has also had experience overseas working for Newmarket stalwart Luca Cumani.
Eoin Kelly from Racetrack Veterinary Services started with JWR in 2016.
Eoin was born and bred in Ireland before making Australia his home in 2018.
He graduated from University College Dublin in 2004 before being selected onto the Darley Flying Start Bloodstock Management training program and spent the subsequent two years working with and learning from some of the greatest thoroughbred industry leaders around the world.
Eoin started practising in 2009 at Flemington where he first started working for Brian Mayfield-Smith and David Hayes. In more recent times, he has set up business in Mornington where he services many of the Peninsula's trainers.
Irma started work with JWR in 2016 and has been a great addition to the team keeping the horses happy and sound with her chiropractic and massage treatments.
She works in closely with our vet (Eoin Kelly) to ensure each and every horse heads to the races in the best condition possible so they can perform at their best.
Since winning apprentice of the year in 1999 Ben has continued to enhance his reputation as a Master Farrier.
After moving to Sydney in 2000 Ben was quickly in demand shoeing for leading trainers Bart Cummings,John O'Shea and Anthony Cummings as well as gaining much experience working with the Randwick Equine Center.
Moving back to the peninsula in 2008 with his wife and three young children to be closer to his extended family, Ben and his team provide their expert services on a daily basis.