Matt Cumani

Matt Cumani’s approach seamlessly blends the best of old-school horsemanship with his own take on globally informed techniques and up-to-the-minute industry advancements.

Matt boasts ten years of varied and intensive experience under the tutelage of some of the world’s most celebrated trainers, among them, Todd Pletcher, Paddy Gallagher, Chris Waller, Ed Dunlop, and of course, Luca Cumani. It is this dynamic range of exposure and learned techniques that grants Matt a unique breadth and comprehensive depth unrivaled in the industry.

Having worked the world over, Matt decided to draw upon this cumulative experience and in November 2016 launched his own independent operation from his top-class facility in Australia.

Taking his cue from an increasing trend shift to rural training, Matt established his enterprise at one of Australia’s premier training destinations – Ballarat, Victoria – where the go-ahead racing club custom-built a 42-box and office complex to Matt’s layout, contributing much to Matt’s 2017-18 season of training 50 winners.

Just over an hour from the Melbourne CBD; within easy reach of an array of country Victoria racetracks; and comfortable travelling distance to contest the feature races in Adelaide, South Australia, the facilities on offer at this booming training centre/racecourse give Matt the opportunity to employ a broader repertoire of training techniques and exercises that make full use of, for example, the 1400m uphill all-weather gallop.

The rural setting also means a training environment free of the stresses and disruptions that tend to afflict horses based out of metro stables. By keeping horses in a more-natural environment, Matt safeguards the total wellbeing of the horses while they undergo Matt’s focused and effective training regime.