Michael Costa Racing, based out of the beautiful Gold Coast, is fast becoming famous for its innovative training methods, dedication to horse welfare and its fresh and dynamic emphasis on the client experience. Michael Costa Racing treats each racehorse as an individual, an elite ‘equine athlete’.

Trainer Michael Costa is a ‘New Breed’ of trainer, being diversely skilled in thoroughbred physiology and performance. He is a fresh ambassador for thoroughbred racing, rehabilitation and welfare. He has an expectation for perfection and is renowned within the industry for his natural horsemanship and his ability to listen to his horses.

Since Michael relocated the Michael Costa Racing stable from Sydney to the Gold Coast in 2016 he has established one of the best winning strike rates in the country from his small-to-medium sized team of horses. Last season (2017/18), Michael Costa Racing recorded 41 winners at an enviable strike rate of 21.2 per cent.


Watch the latest episode of Michael Costa Racing TV, a fortnightly show designed to keep owners and MCR fans informed about all the latest news from within the stable.

Want to join the fun? Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to know more about racehorse ownership with Michael Costa Racing.


No markups

What you see is what you get – our syndications are all at cost price with no markups whatsoever.

Innovative training methods

Michael Costa Racing is committed to finding, developing and exploiting new ideas, techniques and technology that will improve every facet of the traditional training model.

Unique client experience

More than a share in a highly tuned equine athlete but a passport to all the glamour, excitement and fun racing has to offer.

Horse welfare

Michael Costa Racing is committed to racehorse welfare and we have a proud 100% record of re-homing our horses once their racing careers have finished.


The team at Michael Costa Racing understands that one of the most appealing aspects of horse racing is the unique social experience it offers.

Find out why we’re we’re committed to making our clients the envy of racehorse owners around the country.

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Don’t just take our word for it

Michael is a young up and coming trainer with an exceptional eye for a horse and the small things which, is extremely important. Michael and the Michael Costa Racing team's communications with their owners are second to none.

Ray McDowell, President of Race Horse Owners Association

Our horse has gone from a non-winner to taking out his first race within three starts with Michael Costa Racing. This guy will be the next big thing in racing and I encourage everyone to jump on board now.

Mathew Taylor, Horse owner

The Michael Costa Racing team have helped syndicate a range of our passed in horses from the sales giving our breeders another option for selling. Every horse we have sent to Michael returns to the stud for spelling in immaculate condition. Michael has a very high attention to detail and explains each horses idiosyncrasies to the finest detail.

Colleen Buchanan, Sefton Park Stud Owner