Tel. 01638 667767
Mobile: 07785 350705
Red House Stables, Hamilton Rd, Newmarket,
Suffolk CB8 0TE
It was a very unconventional route to a training licence for Jon, who, having landed a first class honours degree in Biochemistry at University College London, moved on to St John's College Cambridge to complete his PhD. The proximity of flat racing's Head Quarters at Newmarket was too much of a lure for a young man who had always been interested in the Sport of Kings and once his academic qualifications were in the bag, he set out on the uncertain road towards becoming a racehorse trainer. With high enthusiasm, an encyclopaedic knowledge of the formbook, his own handicapping system but limited practical experience he learned his trade with Bruce Hobbs, Sir Mark Prescott, Michael Mouse Morris and Luca Cumani before going solo.
Jon has been married for an awfully long time to Sue and they have two children who are both involved in the industry. Peter is a reporter and journalist for the top trade paper the 'Racing Post'. Sammie is actively involved with the horses and having had 2 years' experience working in Lexington Kentucky, she is now in Sydney Australia learning how horses are trained down under