Matt & Ben Melham after Escado's win in the 2013 SA Derby
Matt & Ben Melham after Escado's win in the 2013 SA Derby
Matt has been involved with horses from a very young age. After progressing through the grades as a young rider in the sport of Eventing, it became apparent that a career involving the horse was on the cards.

Matt initially spent a lot of time in Broadford at the Australian Equine Behavioural Centre (AEBC) under the tutelage of Andrew & Manuela McLean. They instilled a great foundation in him which led to the breaking in of many horses of all types and breeds.

Upon leaving, Matt headed to the Mornington Peninsula where he joined the team at the Freedman Brothers. It was here that the bright lights of horse racing caught his eye, especially after watching young horses progress through to being stars of the turf.

Matt has an outstanding training setup in Moorooduc which is continually being improved and developed. It was from this property that Matt trained his first winner and has subsequently continued on to win over 400 races and amass over 14 million dollars in prizemoney.

Some of Matt's Stakes Winning Horses include:-

Other significant winners include:-


Owners & Staff - Derby Day 2017
Owners & Staff - Derby Day 2017
At Carringbush Park we provide your horse with the best of care at all times and our staff are fully qualified, paying close attention to the individual needs of our horses.

For further information on possible career opportunities or traineeships please contact


© 2021 Matt Laurie Racing | Site by Ardex Technology