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John Sargent

John Sargent


Royal Randwick



On Course Boxes & Day Yards, access to horse walkers and swimming pool.



Beginning in the mid-1980s, John Sargent has built an international reputation as a trainer who gets results with horses he has either selected from the auction ring or sourced through stable clients. Starting out from his original lower North Island base, John took out the ‘Newcomer to Training’ award in the 1992-93 season and finished second on the New Zealand Strike-Rate table in 1994-95.

After having tasted success in his own country, John made the move in 1998 to Malaysia where he was quick to record some notable wins on the board. Major wins included Malaysia’s richest race, the Penang Gold Cup, as well as the Perak Cup and the Selangor Gold Cup. In the year 2000, his third season there, John topped the trainers’ premiership.

John and his young family returned to New Zealand in 2002 and was quick off the mark to establish his presence again amongst the training ranks when taking out the $500,000 Mercedes Super Bonus Classique with Successor, a horse John had purchased a year earlier from the National Yearling Sales for just $21,000.

John broke new ground in mid-2012 when he claimed his first Group One success in Australia with Quintessential in the Queensland Oaks. Then to cap off a memorable season, he became the first New Zealander to win premierships in two jurisdictions when he added the New Zealand trainers’ premiership to his Malaysian title.

Now focusing his operations on Sydney’s premier horse training centre, Randwick, joining the ranks of Sydney’s top horse trainers, John Sargent is having success Australia wide. From winning the Group One Australian Oaks with Gust of Wind (last time Winx was beaten) to conquering his third Wakeful Stakes with promising filly Luvaluva.



1994 Magic Millions Classic (2yo) – Vedodara

2010 Wellington Cup – Red Ruler

2012 Queensland Oaks – Quintessential

2013 Oaks – Kirramosa

2014 New Zealand Oaks – Miss Mossman

2015 ATC Oaks – Gust Of Wind (last time Winx was beaten)

2017 Wakeful Stakes – Luvaluva

2020 Hobartville Stakes – Brandenburg

2021 The Coast – Brandenburg



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