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About Us

Thoroughbred Breeders New South Wales Ltd (TBNSW) operates  to promote, develop, support and co-ordinate the thoroughbred breeding industry in New South Wales. The TBNSW is the peak body representing breeders in NSW on the Racing NSW’s Racing Industry Consultation Group (RICG).

It is the representative body for breeders and fosters a unified approach in promoting the industry and NSW-bred horses both locally and internationally, in conjunction with the federal body, Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA), and its marketing arm, Aushorse.

TBNSW represent the interests of breeders in negotiating with racing industry authorities, state and federal governments, the Australian Stud Book, veterinary bodies, race clubs and other organisations to improve the breeding industry, enhance the financial viability of breeders and ensure horse welfare.

Applications for membership are welcomed from anyone interested in the thoroughbred.

President: Mr Hamish Esplin
Vice President: Mr Paddy Power
Treasurer: Mr Olly Tait

Mr Peter Orton

Mr Vin Cox

Ms Trish Egan

Ms Vicky Leonard


Executive Officer: Ms Kirsten Tydd
Past Presidents
Mr Frank Thompson Major E.N. Larkin Mr John Kelso Mr Fred Peisah Mrs Pamela Rose
Mr Lionel Israel Mr Jim Bartholomew Mr Richard Turnley Mr Michael Ryan Mr John Muir
Mr Trevor Lobb Mr Derek Field Mr Tom Kelly Mr Stuart Lamont    
Life Members
Mr Jim Bartholomew
Mr John Clift
Mrs Jennifer Churchill
Mr John Inglis
Mr Lionel Israel
Mr John Kelso
Mr John W. Kelly
Major E.N. Larkin
Mr Russ Lazarus
Mr Trevor Lobb
Mr John Muir
Mr Fred Pesiah
Ms Anne Raymond
Mrs Pamela Rose
Mr George Ryder
Mr Don Storey
Mr Richard Turnley
Mr Les Young