Latest News from John Thompson Racing

Primitivo Digs Deep at Warwick Farm

Primitivo Digs Deep at Warwick Farm

May 15, 2019

It was a gritty effort from PRIMITIVO when he won the Winter Racing Handicap BM70 (1600m) at Warwick Farm. A determined James McDonald pushed forward on the gelding to settle behind the early leaders before building momentum to pick up the lead in the final turn and break ...

Purple Sector ends autumn on winning note!

Purple Sector ends autumn on winning note!

May 11, 2019

Trainer John Thompson will pull up stumps with Rough Habit Plate winner Purple Sector rather than pursue a Queensland Derby start.Purple Sector ($3) gave jockey Blake Shinn an armchair ride when he cruised to a 2-1/4 lengths win from A Man To Match ($9.50) with the $1.85 ...

Commander returns to form to win MTC Guineas

Commander returns to form to win MTC Guineas

May 03, 2019

A return to form by COMMANDER made the 5-hour journey to Wagga Wagga a fruitful one when he took out the $80,000 Southern Cross Austereo MTC Guineas 3YO Benchmark 74 (1600m). The son of Pierro was given the run of the race by Rachel King and did not let connections down as ...

A well earned break for stable star Dreamforce

A well earned break for stable star Dreamforce

Apr 08, 2019

Stable star DREAMFORCE has headed to the paddock for some much deserved R&R following an impressive spring campaign. The six-year-old has progressed in giant steps this preparation, winning the Liverpool City Cup Group 3, before running a tough third behind the Champion ...

Dreamforce bounces back to win Group 3 Liverpool City Cup

Dreamforce bounces back to win Group 3 Liverpool City Cup

Mar 02, 2019

DREAMFORCE bounced back from an unlucky (2 lengths) eighth when resuming, to convincingly take out the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Randwick.The son of Fastnet Rock travelled well outside the leader, put pressure on that runner approaching the home turn, dashed clear on ...

For John Thompson the Last Decade Has Been a Rollercoaster

For John Thompson the Last Decade Has Been a Rollercoaster

Feb 07, 2019

John recently caught up with John Tapp to recap the ups and downs of his career thus far, and to have a look at what 2019 and beyond has in store Apart from a mild case of the race day jitters experienced by all horse trainers, John Thompson spent a pretty relaxed Saturday ...

Sweet Victory!

Sweet Victory!

Nov 17, 2018

Multiple stakes placed mare SWEET DEAL returned to the winners circle at Rosehill on November 17 when she won #THERACES HANDICAP (1300m) in a thrilling finish under Tye Angland. A perfect ride from Angland saw the 4-year-old settle just better than mid-field off a genuine ...

Fantastic Man salutes at Canterbury

Fantastic Man salutes at Canterbury

Nov 16, 2018

Consistent stayer and stable favourite FANTASTIC MAN returned to form at Canterbury Night Races on November 16 when he took out the TAB REWARDS HANDICAP (1900m) under Tye Angland. The imposing 5-year-old settled behind the leading pair and scored some cheap, early ...

Dreamforce claims victory in Chatham Stakes

Dreamforce claims victory in Chatham Stakes

Nov 10, 2018

Stable star DREAMFORCE capped off his spring campaign with a dominant victory in the GROUP III DERUCCI CHATHAM STAKES (1400m) at Flemington.The 6 year-old son of FASTNET ROCK was cherry ripe third up for the 1400m assignment. A perfectly rated ride out in front by Damian ...

Golden Hits sings a winning tune at Wyong

Golden Hits sings a winning tune at Wyong

Aug 03, 2018

The talented son of Your Song GOLDEN HITS bounced back with an impressive victory at Wyong Race Club in the Your Local Club Benchmark 65 Handicap (1350m) with Tye Angland on board. Angland gave the 4-year-old gelding an ideal trip throughout just behind the speed before ...

Republic finds form at Wyong

Republic finds form at Wyong

Aug 03, 2018

The newly gelded REPUBLIC scored at Wyong Race Club in the Halekulani 3YO Maiden Plate (1350m) under Tye Angland last Thursday. Racing in blinkers for the first time, Angland settled the son of Snitzel in third spot, just off the speed, where he travelled well before coming ...

Bobbio is brilliant at Wyong

Bobbio is brilliant at Wyong

Jul 24, 2018

A class ride from Blake Shinn helped the promising colt BOBBIO to an impressive maiden breaking victory at Wyong Race Club in the Brilliant LTG-Prysmian Maiden Plate (1350m).The two-year-old son of Snitzel has always shown ability but with the blinkers going on for the first ...

Etheridge shows promise at Hawkesbury

Etheridge shows promise at Hawkesbury

Jul 15, 2018

The well named ETHERIDGE (ex Miss Meliss) came from last to take out the Mr Taxman F&M Maiden Handicap (1300m) at Hawkesbury Race Club in promising style. The 2-year-old daughter of Roman Emperor settled at the rear of the field before angling out and producing a ...

Dreamforce takes out the Winter Stakes at Rosehill

Dreamforce takes out the Winter Stakes at Rosehill

Jul 14, 2018

After being nabbed on the line in the Civic Stakes a fortnight ago, DREAMFORCE delivered a commanding win in the Listed Winter Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill. After jumping from the outside gate Brenton Avdulla used the geldings tactical speed to go forward early and sit off ...

Kaecilius breaks maiden in impressive style

Kaecilius breaks maiden in impressive style

Jul 12, 2018

KAECILIUS earnt the stable a winning double when he broke his maiden in impressive style at Kembla Racecourse. The son of Shamardal converted recent placings when he led from barrier to post, making light work of his opposition. A smart front-running ride from Blake Spriggs ...

She's Bang On Target!

She's Bang On Target!

Jul 12, 2018

Exciting filly BANG ON TARGET could not have been more impressive in winning on debut at Kembla Grange on Thursday.The John Thompson-trained grey was unfancied by bookmakers for her first competitive start, but the performance was that of a well above average horse.Ridden by Jay ...

Eye-catching win by Golden Hits

Eye-catching win by Golden Hits

Jul 11, 2018

A horse to add to your black books by the name of Golden Hits broke his maiden in a win that was perhaps stronger than what meets the eye. The son of Your Song jumped well and was restrained to settle behind a frantic pace. At the top of the straight as Blake went to make his ...

Well deserved victory for Reneged at Canterbury

Well deserved victory for Reneged at Canterbury

Jun 28, 2018

Consistent galloper RENEGED relished the soft going for a well-deserved victory at Canterbury on Wednesday over 1900m. A patient ride from apprentice Rachel Hunt saw the 5-year-old gelding settle towards the rear of the field on the fence, saving ground. On turning for home Hunt ...

Dominant win by Kuiper Belt at Hawkesbury

Dominant win by Kuiper Belt at Hawkesbury

Jun 28, 2018

Four-year-old son of Dansili KUIPER BELT scored an impressive victory at Hawkesbury Race Club last Thursday, 21-June. An unfaultable ride from Tye Angland saw the gelding kick five lengths clear in the home straight to win the 2000m class 1/maiden plate with relative ease. ...

Thy Kingdom Come Blows his Opposition Away at Wyong on Monday!

Thy Kingdom Come Blows his Opposition Away at Wyong on Monday!

Mar 14, 2018

Very impressive win from Thy Kingdom Come on Monday at Wyong in the class 1 over 1350m!The now gelding was ridden confidently by Blake Shinn, settling close to the lead in 4th position before easing off their backs just before the home turn. Given more rein inside the 200m the ...

Well-deserved maiden victory to Pellegrina at Hawkesbury on Saturday!

Well-deserved maiden victory to Pellegrina at Hawkesbury on Saturday!

Mar 11, 2018

Resuming with a very creditable 3rd at Goulburn, Pellegrina went two better when she led from barrier to post at Hawkesbury on Saturday.Smart front-running ride from Blake Spriggs who knows the filly very well, having ridden her on three previous occasions.Spriggs slowed the ...

Exciting Update on Deep Field Colt!

Exciting Update on Deep Field Colt!

Feb 11, 2018

Exciting Update on our recently purchased Magic Millions colt by Deep Field out of Only Words!His half-brother Holy Snow resumed on Saturday at Caulfield in the G2 1400m Autumn Stakes and simply blew his opposition away, storming home from well back to score by 1 1/4 ...

Makeadane Wins Bega Cup!

Makeadane Wins Bega Cup!

Feb 06, 2018

Makeadane took the long trip to Bega on Sunday and showed that certainly didn't knock him around when he scored a dominant win in the 1600m Bega Cup!Great ride by Brody Loy who took all the shortcuts on the fence before easing one off in the straight to surge past the ...

Excellent Design Wins Impressively at Just 2nd Race Start!

Excellent Design Wins Impressively at Just 2nd Race Start!

Jan 27, 2018

Exceed and Excel filly Excellent Design showed her true talent with an all the way win at Warwick Farm on Friday!The filly had only raced once for a most unlucky second at Gosford when she missed the start by three lengths and still finished 2nd only beaten a half length.Ridden ...