DAVID GREENE (Trainer)
David worked as a stable hand for Richard Otto before acquiring land at Tahuna in 2006. Operating mainly as a pre-training farm for 5 years the itch to 'make a go of it' as a public trainer along with moving a young family back home resulted in building stabling facilities at Te Rapa racecourse. He describes the move as "the best thing I ever did" and he hasn't looked back since.
David is into his 7th season at Te Rapa and has produced numerous stakes performers on both sides of the Tasman including Stolen Dance, Beauty's Beast, Zabisco & High Kin from limited runners. He has a very enviable strike rate and is quickly rising up the New Zealand training ranks.
David prides himself on giving his horses the best opportunity to fulfill their potential and is very open and honest in his dealings with owners. David loves all sports and has a Bachelor of Communications degree from Waikato University.
HEIDI GREENE (Office Manager/Trackwork rider)
Heidi starting working with racehorses early in her life, riding track work before school and strapping at the weekend races for her first boss, Grant Searle. Upon leaving school Heidi then moved north to join the Priscott Racing stables. Here, Heidi worked with some of the country's best gallopers including: Buzz Lightyear, Hill of Grace, Damaschino, and Pure Theatre. While working for Priscotts, Heidi travelled away with their racing horses (New Zealand and Australia) strapping and riding work. During this time Heidi also completed a Bachelor of Communication Studies from The University of Waikato.
After a short break overseas, Heidi and David set up their operation at Tahuna before moving to their current base at Te Rapa where Heidi manages the office and rides trackwork. Heidi also manages to find time to raise four beautiful children; Gabbi (9), Keely (7), Patrick (3) and Connor(2).
Wade Smith (Assistant Trainer)
Grew up in Rotorua and developed an interest in racing as a teenager. Wade worked Part time for Greene Racing while completing his Sport and Leisure Studies degree from Waikato University. He has also worked for the NZ Racing Board managing a small team for the Summer Racing Festival.
Wade's a big sports fan, plays waterpolo competitively and tennis in spare time.
Dr Greg Quinn BVSc, Cert ES, Dip ECVS
After a short spell in a racing practice in Melbourne, Greg returned to the UK to work in referral hospitals. Greg's special interests and expertise are in minimally invasive surgical techniques (arthroscopy and laparoscopy), airway and sinus surgery, wound management and specialist dental surgery.
IAN (NOOTE) INNES
- Syndicate Manager
- Running the youtube account
- Driver (Party Bus/float/tired trainer)
- Weekend box boy
MARSHALL STEAD (Farrier)
Marshal and Kristine have got to experience group 1 glory winning the Railway Handicap with Jacowils.
Marshall likes keeping abreast with any modern ideas in shoeing and attends yearly courses like the 'Massy and Bain Fallon' vet farrier clinic in Australia