Meet Our Team

The team at Macdonald Gluyas Racing each play an important part in the management and success of our racing stable. We would like to introduce them to you.

Andrew Gluyas

Andrew Gluyas is the Head Trainer at MGR, having been involved since 2001.

Andrew is an approachable and professional trainer who has established himself as a new generation trainer with the skills, grounding and dedication to continue his success into the future.

Leon Macdonald

Australian Hall of Fame Trainer Leon Macdonald is an active consultant to the stable, following his retirement in 2023 after a career spanning 50 years.

mollie knowles

Mollie is the foreperson at the stables, in charge of keeping things running smoothly.  She is a quality track rider and highly skilled horseperson.  Mollie’s commitment to the stable is such that in her spare time she re-homes retired racehorses. 

joe gluyas

Joe Gluyas is the son of Andrew, and after completing a double degree at Flinders University, has decided to become involved in the family business, and is an integral part of the operation. 

French Cotton Lodge

About Our Training Facilities

‘French Cotton Lodge’ stables were aptly named after Leon’s first Group One winner, French Cotton. The stables are ideally located on-course at Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, South Australia.

Here we have everything we need to train our horses. We have state of the art training facilities that we utilise and they include:

  • 43 boxes
  • Swimming Pool
  • Grass Track
  • Pro-ride and sand track
  • Access to the water walker

All of these facilities are available to us directly across the road at the South Australian Jockey Club. Everything we need, just like having our own private training track. Our horses go out twice daily.

Owners are welcome to come and visit their horses at the stables. We ask that you call us and let us know when you are coming to ensure there is someone here to greet you upon arrival.