Welcome to 'GAME LODGE RACING''Class A' Public Trainers
Lifelong friends and with young families, Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen decided to join forces and form a training partnership.
"Two heads are better than one" was the thinking – and by joining together they are able to share the wins and the losses. They say it works tremendously well for them ..... "It's enormous." says Guy, "Great fun.
GAME LODGE RACING
The training partnership is now in its 6th season and while it offers expertise and professionalism, they also thoroughly enjoy the pleasure and thrills that the industry offers for them and owners alike.
In terms of successes, among their many winners the following stand out:
Highlights for Guy Lowry
- Winning 5 races in a day at home track (Hawkes Bay), with just 6 starters.
- Good race mare Lilikyn who won multiple cups and was narrowly beaten in the Brisbane Cup under controversal circumstances.
- Pimms Time winning the Group 2 Travis Stakes
Highlights for Guy & Grant, in partnership
Winning the Group 1 Telegraph at Trentham (the richest sprint race in the country) with both Irish Fling and Adventador - 2 wins out of the last 3 years.
Agistment, Trading & Selling
There is also another side of business, agistment, trading and selling - this forms a large part of their operations.
The Southland Road property offers exceptionally good stables, one minute from the training centre at Hawkes Bay Racing with full compliment of landwalker, waterwalker, and paddocking. The 10 acre site includes plenty of paddocking and 21 boxes.
This is complimented with 1700 acres for spelling, growing and agisting which works incredibly well with the stabling facilities.
Horses to Follow
Guy and Grant have identified the following as horses to watch:
Adventador – won the Group 1 Telegraph (2016)
Chic – by Savabeel – this filly is going places
A filly by Cape Blanco purchased for $100k is really expected to go places.
Miss Cobra – winner over 1400m on a Heavy 11.
The Early Years
Guy Lowry’s background to racing contains multiple generations of breeders, owners and trainers - with some famous horses coming from his forebears like Game and Desert Gold. The name 'Lowry' is synonymous with the Hawkes Bay region and testimony to that is that the members' lounge at Hawkes Bay racing is called ‘The Lowry Stand’.
A stint in the USA and in Australia running the stables of the formidable and now deceased Bart Cummings was part of Guy Lowry's experiences before returning to Hastings and setting up a training establishment in his own right.
The Hastings region, famous for its climate for growing grapes, is also where youngsters thrive. Few will forget Lilikyn - one of Guy's great training successes.
Grant Cullen also came from a long line of racing stalwarts, his brothers as jockeys, his father training, and as such he was brought up in the racing industry. For Grant, his destiny was always going to be as a trainer.
For four years Grant rode as an amateur jockey in Melbourne, based at Mornington, and it was in 1996 that he returned home, taking out a Class A Trainer's Licence and taking over the training from his father.
To date, the highlight of Grant’s career has been training Miss Bailey to win the Wellington Cup.
Guy Lowry - Mobile 0274 485 891
Grant Cullen - Mobile 0275 118 891
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Address - 1314 Southland Road