Born and raised in South East Queensland, John’s earliest memories of horses started with his father racing Quarter Horses and from a very young age he inherited a love of the animal. John worked on cattle stations in Queensland’s Channel Country during his school holidays and not too many days went by where he was not on a horses back. In his late teens he became heavily involved in harness racing and to this day it is a sport he holds very close to his heart. John has also owned shares in many thoroughbred racehorses and is a keen form and breeding analyst. John and his family live on their property in Queensland’s Somerset region where time permitting, he enjoys rehabilitating retired racehorses.