Brett was born into the racing industry, riding trackwork at the age of 12 before school for his grandfather Frank Cavanough, also a mentor for one of Victoria’s best trainers, Peter Moody.

At 15, Brett left school to work for Queensland trainers Jim McCormack and Barry Baldwin (trainer of the 2006 Stradbroke Handicap winner La Montagna) and also learned the delicate craft of breaking in horses. At 18, Brett was keen to try his hand at training, but the raw young man thought he should explore his options. In 1998, Brett considered himself ready to return to racing.

Since, he has won eleven Southern District Racing Association trainers’ premierships as well as most of the Southern District Racing Association Country Cups.

Brett has won the title of New South Wales leading country trainer on 5 occasions (2007, 2008, 2010, 2018 & 2019) defeating the likes of Paul Perry, Kris Lees and Barbara Joseph. He has also finished sixth in the NSW trainers title behind the likes of Gai Waterhouse, John Hawkes and Guy Walter, an amazing achievement for an Albury-based trainer at the time.

Brett’s success is based on the simple principles of hard work and professionalism that come from growing up in outback Queensland before emerging as Australia’s leading sheep shearer.

Brett leaves nothing to chance, having a superb support staff and after serving a long apprenticeship, he is reaping the rewards of many years of hard work.

With his stable of smart horses combined with an exciting crop of up and comers, the future looks bright for Brett and everyone associated with Brett Cavanough Racing stables.

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