Dr Fiona Lacey BSc, BVMS
She is an equine vet specialising in reproduction and is the principal of Olive Grove Equine Vets.
Troy van Heemst
Vice President / Treasurer
Troy has been a committee member of Thoroughbred Breeders WA since 2017 and, together with being the Vice President and Treasurer, is also the Thoroughbred representative on the TRCG and the TBWA representative on the TAB Sale Working Group.
He has managed his family owned Lynward Park Stud since 2001 and during that time has gained a deep understanding of the breeding & racing industry.
Ann has been on the committee of Thoroughbred Breeders WA since 2011 and served as president for a number of those years. She is currently working as the Association’s Executive Officer and is TBWA’s representative on the Thoroughbred Breeders Australia board.
Ann was part of the management team of family-owned Mungrup Stud for 22 years and, in a change of pace, now enjoys cattle farming alongside her boutique thoroughbred breeding interest Foxton Bloodstock.
Brian has been an active committee member since 2013 and is currently the Stud Manager of Rapid Equine Breeding at Balmoral Park. He is skilled in all things breeding, breaking-in and racing and has a keen interest in education and opportunities for the thoroughbred industry workforce.
Aaron joined the TBWA committee in 2021 and is well versed in the world of thoroughbreds through his business Queenslea Park, a breeding and racing operation based in Pingelly. He is also an experienced horse breaker.
Dr Julia Vines BSc(Hons), BVMS(Hons)
Julia joined the TBWA committee in 2021 and is a well known and respected veterinarian within the Western Australian thoroughbred industry, with extensive experience in yearling X-rays and racehorse practice. She was a founding principal of Ascot Equine Vets from 2006 to 2019 and now provides equine veterinary services at thoroughbred and standardbred race meetings.
Matt has been on the TBWA committee since 2020 and has been involved in racing as a breeder and owner for the past 20 years. He has a keen interest in strategic planning for the thoroughbred industry and leads our efforts in this area.
Glen, who joined the Thoroughbred Breeders WA committee in 2021, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, having been involved in racing for over 40 years as a breeder, owner, trainer and strapper.
Peter joined the TBWA committee in 2023. He has managed De Grey Park at Wonnerup in the south-west since his father Dick Vincent passed away in 2022. Peter inherited a love of the Thoroughbred growing up in Toodyay and Dongara, before transferring to Sydney in 2003 where he continued a lifetime involvement in the cattle industry, most recently as Founder of Performance Herds Australia.
Dr Judith Odgaard PhD
Judith, who joined the TBWA committee in 2023, brings vast experience and a strong belief in all forms of equestrian sport and activities. With then husband Don Baker, she stood stallions at Henley Park Stud and is also widely-known in Equestrian WA circles after serving on a number of jumping club committees as well as being a judge and selector. Judith is a Science Technician at Helena College in Glen Forrest and is setting up a pathway for students into the breeding industry.