Finalists – Dedication to Racing 2017
Author Mike Hedge, 6 June, 2017
Jeremy Rogers and Angela Taylor-Moy are integral and dedicated members at one of Australia’s most successful racing stables.
Jeremy and Angela, who both work for Darren Weir, are described by their boss as leaders and mentors, as well as “two of the most conscientious, reliable and decent people I’ve known”.
Jeremy is the racing manager in a stable that this season will send out around 2,500 starters. It is a position he dreamed of and worked towards in stables in Melbourne and studs in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, before joining Weir at Ballarat in 2000. “All I ever wanted to do was to be involved in racing and I soon realised that the administrative side of a stud or stable was where I had something to offer,” Jeremy says. “I’m surprised and honoured to be a finalist in these awards. We’ve won a lot of races, but this is a genuine highlight and I sincerely thank TBA, Racing Australia and Godolphin for putting them on.”
In her role as foreman at Weir’s Ballarat stable, Angela deals with just about all the issues involving the horses, and more than a few involving the staff. “I ride work and organise and do all those things,” she says. “But somehow I’ve also become the matriarch of the stable, a sort of unofficial counsellor and adviser.” “I don’t know if that qualifies me for these awards, but I think Godolphin’s support is a wonderful thing for the little people in the industry. It’s a huge thrill to be nominated and fantastic to be a finalist.”