Mandy Shillito

Mandy Shillito's experience in racing is quite extensive having ridden track work for a number of years both here in Australia and overseas. In that time she worked for Graeme Rogerson in Sydney and Dubai, Mick Kent in Singapore, Robert & John Smerdon and Terry Kelly just to name a few. As Mandy already had an agistment property in St Leonards she used this to enable her to be able to take on horses to continue working on their rehabilitation after their operations and also do pre-training for Porter Racing which would help her financially and give her the experience and knowledge needed to become the trainer she is today. With the full support of her husband Glenn who was an electrician until under Mandy's guidance and training changed professions and is now himself a qualified track rider in this family run business. This has been a change for the best as they both get to spend more time at home with their 2 children Jake and Riley and they can grow their business together. Today this family run business is a boutique sized stable with full access to nearby Ballarat racecourse and the close use of a water walker means that their horses needs are fully catered for with Mandy and Glenn. Jockey Tillie Neve and trackrider Kylie Mckechnie also help out riding trackwork and raceday. When first starting out it's nice to train a winner but Mandy has gone one better, she's already trained Rocking Force to 5 wins including the Swiss Vitamins Stakes Listed, 2nd in the Standish Group, 3rd in the City of Marion Stakes. This class race horse was also awarded Geelong Race Horse of the Year and Most Popular Geelong horse. Also training other winners and place getters.


At Mandy Shillito Racing we are very hands on, we pay particular attention to detail and find that our horses are always relaxed in this rural setting. We provide the following:

* Professional Racehorse Training

* Pre-training                

* Foaling Down Mares 

* Weaning                                   

* Professional Racehorse Training 

* 6 Horse Barn                    

* 20 X 1/4 Acre Paddocks

* 4 Horse Float                                  

* 4 X 3 Acre Paddocks

* Covered Outside Boxes                                         

*900m track with a 200m uphill climb

* Large Round Yard                 

*Full use of all facilities at Ballarat racecourse

* Use of water walker    

* Private swimming Pool