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The Managing Partner of Kirkliston Stud is John Thompson. Although relatively new to the industry, John has had a lifelong interest in horse-breeding and racing. Indeed, they are in his blood. His maternal great-great-grandfather donated the land for what is now the Oakbank Race Course. His maternal grandfather was on the committee of Onkaparinga Racing Club (Oakbank) until his death in the late 1950s. On the paternal side, in the UK, John's great-grandfather was trainer to the Duke of Norfolk in the late 19th century.

 

John Thompson

The Stud Manager of Kirkliston Stud is Steven Banks. Steve, a former flat racing and jumps jockey, has 20 years experience in the education and training of young horses. He is a leading horse-breaker and the pre-trainer of choice of a number of leading trainers.

 

 

The Farm Services Manager is Joanne Banks. Jo is a former Barn Manager for Aquanita Racing, Australia's largest multi-state, multi-trainer racing operation. She has experience in the preparation of yearlings for sale and expertise in the differing dietary needs of horses, whether growing, racing, spelling or nursing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katobar on flagstones

 

 

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Steve and horses

 

 
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