Master trainer joins Fero

Saddling up for a new era of his career is successful Kalgoorlie horse trainer Tony Catlow.


With dozens of race victories and a Horse of the Year winner from his and his father’s stables, Tony will bring that same dedication and winning mentality to his new role at Fero Group.

He takes over the reins as sales representative in Kalgoorlie, a place where he has lived and worked most of his life.

His main attention will be Fero’s mining clients at underground sites with Fero Strata’s rock bolts a priority.

He worked 30-plus years underground, including 10 years Air leg mining and 16- 8 years on jumbos, working on all aspects of development and stoke mining.

Latterly he has worked in safety and training for Barrack Gold Corporation and the last three years  at a competitor in a similar role that he will undertake with Fero.

“My challenge will be to add value to the company and continuing my improvement with the company,” he said.

He is married to Lyn and has a 20-year-old son, Reece, who is a third-year apprentice with JT Electrical in Kalgoorlie and a wicked fast bowler.

Reece persuaded him to take up cricket umpiring and he now officiates at A and B Grade matches in the Goldfields.

But it was his successes with father Neil on the racing tracks that brought him a certain amount of fame.

He rates winning the Horse of the Year award with 12-race winner Nato Law in 1998 as the highlight of his career.

“There was only a couple of horses who didn’t win races,” he said.