Guyan Stroud

Guyan has been an avid racing enthusiast his whole life. He is passionate about horse welfare, quality racing and the joys of race day.
Guyan leads a large retail business and sits on the Board of its national franchise operation. A devoted father of three boys, he gives his time to local sports clubs and is well known in his community.

Sally Ballantine

Managing Director

A love of the agricultural industry and a keen enthusiasm for racing has combined to ignite a passion to lead Thompson Creek Thoroughbreds. Sally is a Management Consultant having spent most of her career with one of the big four firms and one of Australia’s largest banks. Sally is responsible for all aspects of the business on a day to day basis. 

Marlo Stroud

Client Relationship Manager
From her early days at pony club to recent times buying and watching racehorses, Marlo is a great enthusiast of the industry.
Marlo is committed to ensuring a great experience for our clients: regular and insightful communications through to the very best entertainment at the racetrack and on the farm.

Derek Ballantine

General Manager

Derek resides at Glentree South and manages all equine activities. Derek has had a lifetime in racing with notable success in leading Australian races. Derek is a pedigree expert and former stud farm owner and breeder.

Derek has written multiple books on the thoroughbred. No one loves the horse more than Derek who knows what is important to you; safety, feeding regimen, veterinary needs and in the case of our broodmares, who should cover them to maximize your investment.

Derek is a father of four, grand father to 11 and very proud of this family business dedicated to excellence in the breeding and racing industry.

We are a family committed to delivering excellence – for the horse and for our clients.
We provide transparency and integrity in everything we do.