Please do not hesitate to contact the team for any First Light Racing matters:
New Ownership Enquiries
0431 887 814
0433 121 993
FLR Stable Enquiries
0412 122 532
0412 934 469
(03) 9863 6163
Suite 1206, 1 Queens Rd, 3004
Tim Wilson and Sam Kilkenny - who formed First Light Racing in 2010 - are passionate about horse ownership and combine industry knowledge with sports management, communications and analytical expertise to deliver the ultimate racehorse ownership experience.
The FLR team: Tim Wilson, Catherine O'Dea, Ashleigh Dowley and Sam Kilkenny
Since completing his Commerce Honours at the University of Melbourne, Tim has worked as a strategy consultant to some of Australia's largest companies, including many players in racing industry - from breeders through to governing bodies. Tim's industry knowledge and market expertise formed the foundation from which the ultimate racehorse ownership experience model evolved.
Tim's passion for horse racing has always meant that one day he would combine business with pleasure and he is excited to launch First Light Racing. Tim is responsible for managing First Light Racing's stable and operations and is the primary point of contact for all owners on their racehorse.
Click here to hear the background story on First Light Racing via Tim's interview on Friday Follow with RSN's John Thwaites
As a Chartered Accountant, Sam has been involved in a variety of roles with major financial services firms not only in Australia, but internationally. Sam has extensive accounting and business management skills. This combined with over ten years involvement and passion in the racing industry at various levels, his contribution will continually develop FLR's long-term strategy.
Sam will assist FLR’s trainers Mat Ellerton & Simon Zahra in all of our racehorse purchases and sales and then assist clients in selecting the right horse based on their needs. Sam is also one half of Killer Tips partnering with Winning Post journalist Joel Marshall to preview all major racedays in Melbourne and Sydney during the Spring and Autumn Racing Carnivals.
Tim and Sam have combined a unique blend of skills and expertise to develop the FLR model which they believe will ensure every racehorse owner experiences the thrills and excitement and we encourage all to share in this experience.
Ashleigh joined the team in July 2013 following four years with Darley Australia both in Victoria and Sydney.
A passionate racing follower, Ashleigh is responsible for FLR's communications and supports both Sam and Tim in their roles. Ashleigh will be a familiar face for owners on all metropolitan and country racedays. A breeding expert - Ashleigh will also work closely with Bloodstock Agent Paul Willetts in selecting FLR's yearlings in the coming season.
FLR's Ashleigh Dowley secures record priced Savabeel colt at 2016 NZB Karaka Yearling Sales
Inglis TV profile interview with Tim Wilson and Ashleigh Dowley