Toby and Trent Edmonds, Gold Coast QLD
Toby and Trent Edmonds are a Group 1 winning father-and-son training partnership located on the Gold Coast.
Toby kicked off his training career back in 1988 with a small team of six. His first good horse was a colt called Bay Splendid, owned by long time stable client Ray Gall. Bay Splendid won 11 races including a smashing 1.08.9 at Doomben. That made people sit up and take notice sending the galloper out as favourite in the Ramornie at his following start. In 1991 he also won the then prestigious Moree Sires with Troyvic beating a subsequent Ascot Vale Stakes winner in the process running a course record time. Other feature wins include the 1993 P J Bell Plate at Randwick with Northern Star and also the Muswellbrook Cup with Pine Prince.
In 1994, Edmonds moved to the Gold Coast where he trained multiple city and provincial winners including a Listed Rockhampton Cup, two MacKay Cups, a Townsville Cup and an Atherton Cup.
Edmonds took up an offer to train privately for Pedrille Thoroughbreds in 2000 before moving out on his own at Warwick Farm in 2003 until 2009 when he decided that he needed a change of scenery. Whilst still working with horses it was a different role to training but this was never going to last that long as that urge to train winners was always there and it was just a matter of time before Toby went back into training.
Early in 2011 Toby relocated to the Gold Coast where he has access to first class facilities and only walking distance to the Gold Coast racecourse. In 2019, he and son Trent formed a new training partnership and within 12 months of doing so have trained their first Group 1 winner in Stradbroke Handicap winner TYZONE.