Our staff at Gold Front all share a common passion for horses and for success in racing and breeding.
All our staff display a high level of dedication and knowledge which enables our day to day operations to run smoothly.
Our successes on and off the track are a credit to all our staffs hard work.
Alan & Sue Olive
Gold Front’s Gingin base began taking shape after the Olives sold their family company Connector Drilling to the Ausdrill Group. Alan and Sue always had an interest in horses but never raced any before selling their company Connector Drilling. Alan believed he was too young to retire and there’s was no better way to stay active than getting involved in racing and breeding.
Alan and Sue aim to share their passion for breeding and racing and all that this exciting industry has to offer.
In 2013, Gold Front added a new training facility, as well as Brent Albuino, a new young, eager trainer.
Brent comes with a lifetime of experience, being born into the racing industry where he followed in his father Ian’s footsteps. Ian Albuino was on of WA’s top jockeys, and it was through Ian’s success and encouragement that steered Brent into becoming a jockey.
Brent’s jockey career started in 1999 in Perth as an apprentice to Neville Parnham. He moved to Queensland and rode under Gerald Ryan for 2 years, then spent 5 years at Gerald Ryan’s Rosehill stable as travelling foreman.
Brent headed back to Perth and into training, and has become a very successful rider / trainer in the WA racing industry.
Brent is a young, passionate and involved trainer. Riding his own work allows Brent to have a great understanding of each individual horse and enables him to give them the attention, education and training they need to allow them every chance of success on race day.
Stud Master Mark Wilkins brings to Gold Front a world of experience in the breeding industry. Previously working at Bulla Bulla Stud, Yarradale Stud, and then was Stud Master at Scenic Lodge for 8 years.
Ashleigh came to Gold Front in April 2014 and has a strong understanding of the racing industry. She has grown up in the industry, and has numerous years’ experience in Racing Administration – previously working for Racing Australia and Racing & Wagering WA.
Ashleigh is responsible for liaising with owners and keeping them up to date with their horse’s progress, nominations/acceptances, and syndications of horses.
She can be contacted at any time on 0439 430 565.
Karen joined the Gold Front team in July 2015, and quickly established herself as an integral part of the team. She is responsible for the general day to day running of the accounts office and is always happy to make herself available to help in any areas she can.
The unsung heroes including;
Brigita Kotsi Debbie Short
Blissy Watters Xavier Colilieux
Scott Lavis Kayla Bishop
Tom Kelly (Trackwork rider)