John Thompson

John Thompson outside his Randwick Stables, Sydney, Australia
With proven systems in place, key staff engaged and total dedication John's performance speaks for itself, resulting in over 690 winners, 6 G1 victories, 65 stakes wins and over $27 million in prize money since commencing his training.

John Thompson is a fourth generation trainer who was born into the racing industry. For 20 years, John worked as foreman in some of the country’s leading stables including the Ingham’s Crown Lodge and Bart Cummings Leilani Lodge, where he was Bart’s right hand man for 8 years.

In 2009, John secured the position of head trainer at Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm. Six months into this role, Group 1 success struck when Small Minds took out the Australasian Oaks and stable mate No Evidence Needed finished second.

During his career John has won various group races within five states, including diversity in distances from 1200-2400m. In the season of 2011/2012 John was Australia’s leading 2yo trainer.

With stables at Randwick Racecourse John would like to welcome you the opportunity to enjoy the racing experience with him.

For further information contact John on 0408 160 420 or Danielle on 0477 005 889 or email

Trackwork, Randwick Racecourse, Sydney