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John Thompson is a fourth-generation race horse trainer who learned his craft from some of the best in the business. Beginning as a foreman for his father Vic, the one-time trainer for the Inghams’ Crown Lodge, he went onto to take up position with Bill Mitchell and then foreman for the late, great Bart Cummings.
John ran Leilani Lodge at Randwick for Cummings for eight years before branching out on his own in 2009. Since then, he has proven himself to be an elite trainer of racehorses having prepared over eighty stakes’ winners including eight Group One winners. He has shown that he is equally adept at managing a precocious two-year-old when in the 2011/12 season he was leading two-year-old trainer, as he is overseeing the careful campaign required for a high-class stayer.
John Thompson Racing has first-class facilities at Randwick, the epicentre of Sydney racing, and is a regular visitor to the interstate carnivals chasing stakes success. With his hands-on and personable approach to training, John shares the racing journey closely with his owners and welcomes new clients to join a successful team!
2020 The Hunter – Sweet Deal
2020 George Ryder – Dreamforce
2019 & 2020 Tramway – Dreamforce
2016 The Metropolitan – Sir John Hawkwood
2014 Flight Stakes – First Seal
2012 Coolmore Stakes – Nechita
2012 Tatts Tiara – Pear Tart
2010 Railway Stakes – Gathering
2009 Australian Oaks – Small Minds
Phone: +61 477 005 889