John grew up on a dairy farm , approximately 80 kms south of Perth , WA and it wasn’t until finishing schooling that his interest in horses was aroused .
That initial interest was as a “ Punter and a poor one “ at Gloucester Park on a Friday night . Horses such as Daintys Daughter , Radiant Oro and then the mighty Mount Eden nurtured an interest in breeding.
In 1977 John’s full time employment in the Equine industry commenced with an administrative position with Dalgety Bloodstock in Ascot , WA. At that time Dalgety Bloodstock conducted the Annual Yearling sales for both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds in Victoria , WA and SA.
Over the next 45 years that passion for the Standardbred Industry continued unabated. The involvement included breeding and selling horses under the banner of Patrician Park [ best horse bred was Shattering Class $810,302 ] , a long time Senior role with Alabar Bloodstock in Echuca , Victoria and part of the Management team of Gloucester Standardbreds Sales Company in WA.
Currently John is a Bloodstock consultant for Llowalong Farms in northern Victoria and has now taken on a role as a Breeding consultant with us at Nutrien Equine.