Hazel Park Racing, a high-class facility at Albury, is a family owned stable headed by experienced trainers, father and daughter combination, Graham Hulm and Donna Scott.
Donna has been around horses all her life, growing up on a farm before making the move to work for an Albury trainer where she learnt about the art of training.
Donna met her husband Brett Scott when he moved to Albury to ride for several local trainers and soon after took out his own trainers licence where Donna assisted in the running of the stables, but his tragic death saw her take the reins of the Albury team.
With a young family to look after and yearning to work for a large-scale metropolitan stable, Donna headed to Sydney to work for Darley. "I knew Brad Widdup at Godolphin so my daughter Danielle and I went up there to work which was a great experience” Donna said.
While based at Warwick Farm Donna worked closely with Group One winner Epaulette including travelling to Queensland in 2013 where he won the Doomben 10,000. Donna's experience at Darley really opened her eyes to what was possible and helped her make the decision to move back to Albury to continue her training career where she trained in tandem with her father Graham and is keen to grow her clientele and stable numbers.
Assisting her father with a small string of horses headlined by Listed winner Lord Von Costa, Donna has been making her mark in recent years and believes it is the right time to expand Hazel Park Racing. As well as Lord Von Costa, Hazel Park Racing has Bennelong Dancer who qualify for the 2018 $600,000 Country Championship Final (1400m) at Randwick where the mare ran a gallant race, finishing fourth in the lucrative race.
The Hazel Park Racing team are excited about the future, “we are three hours from Melbourne and six hours to Sydney and a lot of race tracks in between and we are ideally based with the best of both worlds with country racing and city racing at our doorstep” she said.
“With the addition of our horse walker and stable apprentice, Blaike McDougall, we are now in a position to take on outside clients along with our own horses".
Hazel Park Racing offers a full suite of services for the racehorse owner, including having access to its own spelling farm and transport to ensure Donna and her team can keep an close eye on your horse’s progress while in the paddock.