Member’s Nominated Director
In October 2022, John was appointed to the Board of the BHA as one of the two Member’s Nominated Directors nominated collectively by the Racehorse Owners Association, the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and the National Trainers’ Federation.
John’s career in racing has been extensive and varied. His roles have included working as stable staff and as an assistant trainer to Sir Michael Stoute, as a trainer of 287 National Hunt winners (including Grade 1s with Ruacana and Parlour Games), and as a racing manager, owner, breeder and bloodstock agent.
He also represented Darley and Godolphin for over 22 years from 1994 to 2017, including as Chief Executive of Godolphin.
John is the owner of Kind Bloodstock in the UK, and in 2021 he set up Natalma Bloodstock, a bloodstock investment company which has broodmares in Europe, the United States and Australia. He is also a member of The Jockey Club, the US Jockey Club and has a Japan Racing Association owners licence.