About Michael Costa


He is a New Breed of trainer being diversely skilled in thoroughbred physiology and performance. Michael Costa is a fresh ambassador for thoroughbred racing, thoroughbred rehabilitation and welfare. His expectation for perfection and is renowned within the industry for his natural horsemanship. He has ability to listen to his horses.

Michaels Costa training Journey began as he established himself as a leading track work rider sharing in Group 1 success with some of Australia’s finest Racehorses. As he rode for leading Sydney trainers at Royal Randwick he understood that he needed a distinctive edge in a highly competitive industry.

Michael commenced studies in equine science, acupuncture and massage. His ability to ride and experience the horse’s locomotion combined with his knowledge of the equine gave Michael one of the edges he had been seeking. Michael Costa created specific treatments achieving remarkable results with repeated form reversals and winning consistency.

Racing NSW became aware of Michael’s determination and offered him a position as a Metropolitan Stipendiary Steward. Michael took the opportunity to further his knowledge of the official side of the Racing Industry that very few are privy to. Quickly appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Northern Rivers Racing association. Then  returning to Sydney to join the Metropolitan panel as a Senior Steward.

After four years of Stewardship Michael Costa’s desire to be in contact with the equine was too strong. He returned back to his element partnering Kevin Moses as his stable foreman. They swiftly made a strong stance in the Sydney Training ranks achieving some of the stables highest strike rates. He boasts a long list of elusive wins. Michael Costa gathered momentum and extreme support from key industry owners. New participants and interested onlookers being heavily supported in acquiring his own metropolitan trainers license in August 2010.

Michael is a New Breed of trainer with an extensive list of qualifications who has learnt from the experience of the world’s best trainers and combined it with leading edge sport science to now claim a style of his own.

Facilities – Gold Coast

Our horses benefit from large open air boxes. Happiness and welfare of each individual horse is a priority to New Breed Racing the tranquil setting provides the ideal environment for this purpose.

The iconic Gold Coast with its premier facilities presents five training circuits. It provides weekly jump-outs, triweekly barrier trials, state of the art equine swimming facility, weigh scales, sand rolls and bull rings.

The remarkable location also allows constant access to the river riding tracks giving our horses access to an abundance of stimulation exercises away from the racecourse.

The stable is positioned on the Gold Coast race track. It is in close proximately to all of the major tracks.

The location also allows for our horses to travel over the board and target races in Northern NSW.

Race horses thrive at the Gold Coast. It has been the home to an extensive list of thoroughbred legends. Some of the most comprehensive facilities on any metropolitan/provincial circuit the Gold Coast. This makes for the perfect place to campaign your next thoroughbred champion.

Highlights and Successes:

2016/2017 –  Woodlands Stakes LR – Manaya