Directors

Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston

Managing Director / Trainer

Mark Johnston johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since January 1987

Mark has trained more than 100 winners for 25 consecutive seasons, achieving success in Classics and numerous Group One races. Born in Scotland in 1959, he became interested in racing through his father’s ownership of horses. At 14 he knew he was destined to become a trainer, but decided to study first as a vet and after qualifying worked in veterinary practice for three years.

Deirdre Johnston

Deirdre Johnston

Director / Assistant Trainer

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With Johnston Racing Since January 1987
Charlie Johnston

Charlie Johnston

Trainer/Director

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With Johnston Racing Since Birth!

Assistant Trainers

Jock Bennett

Jock Bennett

Assistant Trainer

Jock Bennett johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since November 1997
Hayley Kelly

Hayley Kelly

Assistant Trainer

Hayley Kelly johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since November 1994
Andrew Bottomley

Andrew Bottomley

Assistant Trainer

Andrew Bottomley johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since July 2002

Vets

John Martin

John Martin

Senior Vet

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With Johnston Racing Since April 2014
Fernanda Etchevers johnston racing

Fernanda Etchevers

Vet

With Johnston Racing Since October 2022

Yard Managers

Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright

Yard Manager

Rebecca Wright johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since May 2016
Rachel Fox-Barnett

Rachel Fox-Barnett

Yard Manager

Rachel Fox-Barnett johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since July 2012
Mairead Heap

Mairead Heap

Yard Manager

Mairead Heap johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since May 2012
Liam Conway

Liam Conway

Yard Manager

With Johnston Racing Since February 2018
Kim McGiven

Kim McGiven

Yard Manager

With Johnston Racing Since January 2020
James Goodall

James Goodall

Yard Manager

James Goodall johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since January 2011
Andrew Larnach

Andrew Larnach

Yard Manager

Andrew Larnach johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since September 2002

Administration

Michael Flory

Michael Flory

HR & Transport Manager

With Johnston Racing Since October 2011
Kieran Bray

Kieran Bray

Racing Secretary

With Johnston Racing Since July 2018
Elaine Thompson

Elaine Thompson

Accounts Manager

With Johnston Racing Since March 2001
Coral Eastment

Coral Eastment

Racing Secretary

With Johnston Racing Since August 2019
Cathy  Pettigrew

Cathy Pettigrew

Secretary

With Johnston Racing Since August 2006
Alex Stearn

Alex Stearn

Racing Secretary

With Johnston Racing Since September 2019

Travelling Managers

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

Travelling Manager

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With Johnston Racing Since June 2017
Robynne Watton

Robynne Watton

Senior Travelling Manager

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With Johnston Racing Since January 1991
Rhona Bagnall

Rhona Bagnall

Travelling Manager

Rhona Bagnall johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since August 2008
Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham

Travelling Manager

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With Johnston Racing Since November 1996
Jilly Francis

Jilly Francis

Travelling Manager

With Johnston Racing Since February 2021

Drivers

Philip Staines

Philip Staines

Part-time box driver

With Johnston Racing Since 2020
Neil Hodgson

Neil Hodgson

Groom - box driver

Neil Hodgson johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since March 1994
Keith Watson

Keith Watson

Groom - box driver

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With Johnston Racing Since January 2014
Jo Johnson johnston racing

Jo Johnson

Part-time driver


Farriers

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy

Farrier

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Tim Sharpe

Tim Sharpe

Farrier

Marc Morley

Marc Morley

Farrier

Justin Landy

Justin Landy

Farrier

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Grooms & Riders

Tyler Kirkham johnston racing

Tyler Kirkham

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since October 2022
Taylor Richards johnston racing

Taylor Richards

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since November 2022
Shrawan Singh

Shrawan Singh

Groom - Rider

Savroop Singh

Savroop Singh

Groom - Rider

Savroop Singh johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since July 2008
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since February 2017
Rima Ram

Rima Ram

Groom - Rider

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With Johnston Racing Since October 2013
Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since July 2020
Richard Jarvis

Richard Jarvis

Groom - Rider

Richard Jarvis johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since June 2017
Rebecca Wingate

Rebecca Wingate

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since July 2022
Ratan Singh

Ratan Singh

Groom - Rider

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Poppy Hardie

Poppy Hardie

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since February 2021
Phoebe Young johnston racing

Phoebe Young

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since October 2022
Peter Cheung Ka Ho johnston racing

Peter Cheung Ka Ho

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since October 2022
Patrick Villiers

Patrick Villiers

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since January 2019
Patrick Trainor

Patrick Trainor

Groom - Rider

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With Johnston Racing Since March 1999
Owen Payton

Owen Payton

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since June 2021
Oliver Stammers

Oliver Stammers

Apprentice Jockey

Oliver Stammers johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since October 2017
Nestor Francisco

Nestor Francisco

Groom - Rider

Nestor Francisco johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since June 2006
Nellie Trott

Nellie Trott

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since August 2021
Natasha Cunliffe

Natasha Cunliffe

Groom (Asst. Yard Manager)

With Johnston Racing Since January 2022
Molly Craig

Molly Craig

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since December 2019
Megan Graham

Megan Graham

Groom-Rider

Megan Graham johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since February 2019
Luke Savage johnston racing

Luke Savage

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since September 2022
Lilly Garland

Lilly Garland

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since April 2022
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Lillie Brooks

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since September 2022
Liam Dyson

Liam Dyson

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since May 2018
Lauren Jarvis

Lauren Jarvis

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since January 2004
Kody Fan Chit Yin

Kody Fan Chit Yin

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since October 2021
Kirsty Thorburn

Kirsty Thorburn

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since January 2022
Kiri Snell

Kiri Snell

Groom - Rider (Asst. Yard Manager)

With Johnston Racing Since September 2021
Khet Singh

Khet Singh

Groom - Rider

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With Johnston Racing Since August 2013
Katie Williams

Katie Williams

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since January 2021
Katie Charlwood

Katie Charlwood

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since December 2021
Jordan Walton

Jordan Walton

Groom - Rider (Asst. Yard Manager)

With Johnston Racing Since October 2020
John O’Donovan

John O’Donovan

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since April 2022
Jodie Cuthbert

Jodie Cuthbert

Groom - Rider

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With Johnston Racing Since January 2021
Jagat Singh

Jagat Singh

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since October 2020
Giovani Silva Dos Santos

Giovani Silva Dos Santos

Groom - Rider

Giovani Silva Dos Santos johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since January 2010
Georgia Radin

Georgia Radin

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since September 2021
Gavin Hardisty

Gavin Hardisty

Groom

Gavin Hardisty johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since November 2011
Emily Yates johnston racing

Emily Yates

Groom - Rider (Asst. Yard Manager)

With Johnston Racing Since June 2022
Elaine Deas

Elaine Deas

Groom - Rider (Assistant Yard Manager)

With Johnston Racing Since March 2019
David Hickin

David Hickin

Groom - Rider

David Hickin johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since September 2015
Crawford Robertson

Crawford Robertson

Groom - Rider (Asst. Yard Manager)

With Johnston Racing Since March 2022
Chloe Ruddock

Chloe Ruddock

Groom

With Johnston Racing Since December 2019
Chloe Leigh-Martin

Chloe Leigh-Martin

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since November 2019
Chhailu Singh johnston racing

Chhailu Singh

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since October 2022
Cesar Dayaca

Cesar Dayaca

Groom - Rider

Cesar Dayaca johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since June 2006
Bhanwar Singh

Bhanwar Singh

Groom - Rider

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With Johnston Racing Since June 2017
Barry Lusted johnston racing

Barry Lusted

Groom - Rider

Archie Young

Archie Young

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since May 2022
Annie Mann

Annie Mann

Groom - Rider

Annie Mann johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since February 2009
Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Groom - Rider (Asst. Yard Manager)

Andrew Shaw johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since May 2013
Abigail Sale

Abigail Sale

Groom - Rider

With Johnston Racing Since May 2022

Part Time Grooms & Riders

Russell Kennmore

Russell Kennmore

Rider & riding coach

Russell Kennmore johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since November 2013
Patrick Holmes

Patrick Holmes

Part-time rider

Nicola Rabjohn

Nicola Rabjohn

Part-time rider

Nicola Rabjohn johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since March 1999
Meg Warburton

Meg Warburton

Part-time rider

With Johnston Racing Since March 2020
Lauren Hickin

Lauren Hickin

Part-time rider

Lauren Hickin johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since September 2015
Kristy Kettlewell

Kristy Kettlewell

Part-time Rider

Kristy Kettlewell johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since August 2007
Hazel Brown

Hazel Brown

Part time rider

With Johnston Racing Since October 2019
Emma Bedford

Emma Bedford

Part-time rider

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With Johnston Racing Since April 2015
Charlotte Cotgrave

Charlotte Cotgrave

Groom Part-time

With Johnston Racing Since April 2022
Billy Hardy

Billy Hardy

Part-time rider

Amy Brooks

Amy Brooks

Part - Time Rider

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Alan Mercer

Alan Mercer

Part-time rider

Alan Mercer johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since June 1994

Other Departments

Yvonne Raine johnston racing

Yvonne Raine

Chef

With Johnston Racing Since July 2022
Stewart Bellas

Stewart Bellas

Nightwatchman

With Johnston Racing Since June 2022
Roger Stott johnston racing

Roger Stott

Farm / Estate Maintenance

With Johnston Racing Since June 2021
Robina Robinson

Robina Robinson

Cleaner

With Johnston Racing Since June 2009
Peter Raine

Peter Raine

Estate - Farm maintenance

With Johnston Racing Since June 2020
Paul Kind

Paul Kind

Gardener

With Johnston Racing Since September 2006
Neil Nicholson

Neil Nicholson

Estate Maintenance

With Johnston Racing Since February 2021
Mikaelle Lebreton

Mikaelle Lebreton

Estate Manager - Media

With Johnston Racing Since July 1996
Marlyn Dayaca

Marlyn Dayaca

Cook

Marlyn Dayaca johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since November 2016
Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Painter

With Johnston Racing Since September 2007
John Nicholson

John Nicholson

Night Watchman

With Johnston Racing Since June 2013
James Fenney

James Fenney

Nightwatchman

James Fenney johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since June 2001
Jackie Hutt

Jackie Hutt

Cleaner

With Johnston Racing Since May 2008
Ian Miller johnston racing

Ian Miller

Estate & Farm maintenance

With Johnston Racing Since June 2021
Andrew Thwaites johnston racing

Andrew Thwaites

Estate Maintenance

With Johnston Racing Since February 2022
Alison Brown

Alison Brown

Housekeeper

With Johnston Racing Since August 2008
Alexandra Adams

Alexandra Adams

Embroiderer

Alexandra Adams johnston racing
With Johnston Racing Since March 2010
Alex Iveson johnston racing

Alex Iveson

Cook (part-time)

With Johnston Racing Since September 2022
Alex Crane

Alex Crane

Estate Maintenance

With Johnston Racing Since May 2021