Delivering world class
horse racing facilities 

Luke and Belinda McCarthy have the score on the board when it comes to harness racing.

Together they have trained more than 1000 winners and have a long list of Group and feature race wins, with their earnings listed at more than $16 million.

Luke started driving at the age of 16, and has annexed multiple driving and training premierships.

Belinda, who started training in 2002, has prepared in excess of 600 winners, with her career including Grand Circuit wins in the Miracle Mile (Baby Bling), Victoria Cup (For A Reason), as well as string of Group One’s such as the Breeders Crown (2YO C&G – Bling It On) and APG Final (2YO C&G – Lettucerockthem) and the 2015 Lexus Medal.  

With diversifying their business, Luke and Belinda are still at the forefront of horse operations and have linked with long-time family member Craig ‘Rowley’ Cross, who has taken over the training part of the business.

Craig, who has worked with horses since the age of 13, is a well-established horseman in every facet of the business who has worked with Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. 

Craig has learned from and worked with the nation’s best farriers, and is an expert in this field.

He is also a great horse trainer and educator, having learned from some horse industry bywords, some including David Aiken, Charlie Parsons, Vinney & Bob Knight,  Jack Honan (Killarney Stud), Golden Gait Stud’s Wayne and Anne Lamb and John and Mary Gibson at Success Stud, before joining the McCarthys in 2013.  

Our Facilities

Whether it is racing – Standardbreds or Thoroughbreds – rehabilitation, agistment or breeding, Cobbitty Equine Farm’s location, facilities and operations ensure the horses welfare and development are paramount.

  • 800m Main Training Track
  • 700m Sand Track with 30% incline
  • Horse Swim
  • 10 Horse Water Walker
  • Treadmill (Horse Gym Australia)
  • Horse Undercover Walker
  • Boxes with sprinkler system
  • 12 x Rubber lined 5 x 5 boxes
  • Hot water wash bays
  • Weigh Scales
  • Shaker Plate
  • Veterinary Room
  • Breeding Mount / Area with AI Room
  • 30 x Rubber lined walk in / walk out 12 x 5 boxes
  • Steel fenced paddocks with rubber lined shelters
  • 1200m Straight / Hill Track with 12% incline
Contact Us
Postal Address
Po Box 157
Cobbitty NSW
Australia 2570

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