Drivers: Tim, Matt and Jonny. 4th in the row experienced Matt Bowden senior stable assistant who has spent a lot of time with All Stars in Austraiia since joining All Stars.
STABLE HORSEMAN- 250 + WINNERS
Tim didn't need to be asked twice when approached by Mark to work with All Stars and has proven a valuable addition to the team in several areas. A quiet unassuming but observant man about the stable he has landed in the big time through Have Faith In Me which put him over the $1m in stake earnings in 2014-2015. Tim goes about his business in a professional manner and his partnership with the stable has worked out with great success. Tim's partner, Aimee Edmonds, is a professional trainer so horses play the major role in their lives.
STABLE JUNIOR HORSEMAN3
Matt has fitted in well in his time with All Stars and is emerging as one of the best junior drivers in New Zealand with a very high strike rate. Soft hands and a keen brain have ensured that success and he is in the right place for that potential to develop into the top career he aspires to. Matt had no family background in racing butsoon got interested and is adding considerably to his experience with his various duties at Rolleston and beyond.
Michelle is already proven in many fields of harness racing and now she has taken another step in her career with her appointment of Stable Manager at All Stars.
It is an important post with so much happening and so many horses and owners involved not to mention the travel arrangements and a host of other duties she has to handle.
Michelle learned her trade across the Tasman and learned it well for she was already a successful driver when she arrived on these shores. In 2014 she was the Junior Driver of the Year but mixed her success with some good ones in senior company. Originally with All Stars she had a spell with Mark Jones and later with Phil Burrows with returns in between to All Stars when Natalie and Mark were headed overseas. She stayed on in 2016and has been rewarded with her present position.
TRAVELLING FOREMAN AND MANAGER
Shaun, another recruit from across the Tasman, has played an especially important role managing the many travellers from the stable and is actually more often away in the North Island or in Australia than he is home at Rolleston at peak times of the season. Managing extremely valuable horses is a testing job at any time but Shaun has that elusive laid back quality which encourages the youngster to be as relaxed as he is. Shaun isn't just managing them either but is often in charge of race preparation when Mark and Natalie are both required at home. He is a key player in the All Stars success story.
PART-TIMER MIKE WOODLOCK- then full timers, STABLE MANAGER MICHELLE NEILSON; EUROPEAN FLAVOUR FROM IVA JUNKOVA (CURRENTLY ON LEAVE IN EUROPE;
TOP ROW -BEATE CRAWFORD ; ASHLEIGH ROYAL (now part time and a mother) PILCH (not really a staff member but he is always on hand!) REBECCA HENDRIKS
BOTTOM ROW-; REBECCA HENDRIKS, (full time) CAROLYN CARNEY(business secretary GUS AND GABBY (well they act as if they own the place!)