Successes and Highlights
John Brown was selected twice to represent the nation’s bloodstock industry on official Australian Government trade missions to Europe and the Middle East.
He was instrumental in bringing His Excellency Nasser Lootah from Dubai, UAE to invest in Australian Racing – the first from the region. His Excellency bought Emirates Park on John Brown’s advice and appointed him the managing director of the property. Lootah’s breeding facility and large stable of racehorses injected more than $200 million into the Australian economy.
John selected the initial matings for Emirates Park that produced stakes winners such as DARBAAS, BRAVE WARRIOR, AL FAARIS, BUNDLE OF THANKS and purchased COSSACK WARRIOR as the foundation sire.
Broodmare sales include the champion mares:
- STAGE HIT (Champion 2yo Filly) for bloodstock magnate Robert Sangster
- Pride Of Tahnee (The dam of Group one winners SINGING THE BLUES, REFERRAL and SHOGUN LODGE)
- CHLORYPYLL, OUR) HEAVENLY BODY and MA CHIQUITA – Six figure broodmare sales to iconic breeder Jim Fleming
John Brown relies on careful research and good judgment when choosing horses. A trusted confidant and advisor to, Australia’s premier trainer for 35 years, T.J. Smith and his stable manager / brother Ernie Smith.
One of the champion horses John selected for the Tulloch Lodge pair was Golden Slipper winner and Champion 2YO racehorse of his year and sire STAR WATCH.
Group One Winners
John has sold or advised clients who raced prolific winners such as MASTER ORIELLY, JUST A DASH, LORD BALLINA, IVORYS IRISH, CHLOROPHYLL, STAR WATCH, NEW GLEAM, MA CHIQUITA, (OUR) HEAVENLY BODY, STAGE HIT and SPANISH MIX. STAR WATCH.