In Part 1 the respected Victorian trainer talks about his early life in Terang and the influence of his remarkable parents.
He recalls the thrill of his very first win as a trainer and a mare called Goblet who kick started his career. He fondly remembers Jolly Old Mac who took him to Group 1 success at Flemington.
John talks about the brilliant Lady Jakeo who gave him two Group 1 wins. The first was expected. The second was a very pleasant surprise.
(Banner image courtesy Racing Photos - John has a big opinion of lightly raced Sartorial Splendor seen winning at Terang.)