The Team


Stuart Rankin

Stuart Rankin joined the stable from South Africa five years ago.

Previously he rode as a jockey for a year, he then moved onto assistant trainer and had seven years experience with the top trainers in South Africa before immigrating and making Australia home.

Stuart is a great asset to the Payne Racing team and well liked and highly respected by all.


Mark Whiteman

Mark Whiteman joined the Payne stables as a rider and foreperson just over 3 years ago. He is an integral hardworking member of the Payne Racing team, he is also an accomplished rider and supplies us with excellent feedback.

Mark attends most of the provincial and country meetings and is liked and respected by all our clients.


Merle Payne

Merle has been married to David for the past 39 years and manages all the administration of the business.