Testimonials



Gai Waterhouse


“I have been aware of Rick’s expertise with horses for decades, firstly in the breaking in, education, spelling and pre-training of my great father TJ’s horses and it was only a natural progression for me to entrust my own horses to Rick. I find Rick to be experienced and very capable of handling all types of horses and returning them to me in great condition. Danric Lodge is a well set up, safe, boutique property and I have no hesitation in recommending Rick’s services to anyone.”

Chris Waller


‘We have used Danric Lodge for a number of years as an agistment and pre- training farm. We can always rely on the horses getting the best of care at this property and they always come back to my stable in great condition.‘

Peter Snowden


“I have known Rick Worthington for roughly ten years and have used his services. I have found him to be an excellent breaker of horses and a very well rounded horseman as well as a good conditioner of horses.”

Paul Messara, Paul Messara Racing.


"My family has worked with Rick Worthington for many years in the capacity of horse breaker and pre-trainer. During this period the Worthington operation has always been professional in their approach and has taken excellent care of our horses. Over this period of time Rick has broken in and pre-trained numerous stakes winners for us. I have the utmost respect for Rick as a horseman and would certainly endorse his services."

Peter McPherson


"As part owner of a number of racehorses my initial association with Rick Worthington and the team at Worthington Racing began in 2006. Our association since this time has been ongoing with Rick and his team continuing to both break in and train our horses. Having come to know Rick very well over the years, I can't speak highly enough of his abilities as a trainer, his forthright yet amicable personality and the impeccable manner in which he operates his business. He instantly makes you feel like part of the team as he keeps you constantly updated regarding the progress of the horses and their proposed future programming. The one thing that stands out when you get to know Rick is his absolute commitment to the welfare of the horses. He leaves no stone unturned in trying to ensure that right down to the last detail his team of horses are as well prepared as is humanly possible, a fact that is certainly not lost on us as owners. I would have no reservations in recommending Rick and his team to any potential racing participants and indeed I look forward to an ongoing friendship and association with them for many years to come."

John Messara, Arrowfield


"We have been associated with Rick for many years and I think he's a true professional."


John Hutchinson, Scone Bloodstock Service


“In a tough business, Rick’s outstanding all-round horsemanship and attention to detail have earned him the respect of all, from his staff to his clients to the captains of industry. On a personal level, I can give a first-hand example of Rick’s management skills with his current brilliant filly Honesty Prevails. From identifying and purchasing her as a yearling, to overseeing her breaking-in and early education at Danric Lodge and Warwick Farm, to preparing her to win at Group 3 level on debut, Rick and his team have added value to a very valuable filly.”

Trevor Gluck, TREMON STUD


"I am fortunate to have known Rick Worthington for many years, firstly whilst I owned TREMON STUD where I experienced his keen eye for a good racehorse, and from where I looked after horses under Rick’s care, especially in the rehabilitation stage. We had excellent success in this stage because Rick paid top attention to the horses’ needs and followed instructions to the letter always exercising his expertise as a true horseman.

In more recent times I have had no hesitation to purchase horses and place them under Rick’s care knowing that his horse expertise would give our horses the very best of chance on the racetrack, from the detail Rick goes to whilst my horses are being educated at the breaking in stage to their race track performance.

Rick is a first class horseman and his expertise, professionalism and friendship make it an absolute pleasure to be enjoying racing and sharing success with him.

I would recommend any person who wants to enjoy their racing and be confident that their horses are in the best hands to see Rick’s facilities and entrust their horses to Rick Worthington."