Directors

Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston

Managing Director / Trainer

Mark Johnston mark johnston racing
With MJR 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

Deirdre Johnston mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 1987

Assistant Trainers

Jock Bennett

Jock Bennett

Assistant Trainer

Jock Bennett mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 1997
Charlie Johnston

Charlie Johnston

Assistant Trainer

Charlie Johnston mark johnston racing
With MJR Since Birth!

Vets

Neil Mechie

Neil Mechie

Vet

Neil Mechie mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2012
John Martin

John Martin

Vet

John Martin mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2014
Erin Allison

Erin Allison

Vet Assistant

Erin Allison mark johnston racing
With MJR Since July 2011

Yard Managers

Sophy Scott

Sophy Scott

Yard Manager

Sophy Scott mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2017
Mairead Heap

Mairead Heap

Yard Manager

Mairead Heap mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2012
Liam Conway

Liam Conway

Yard Manager

With MJR Since February 2018
Josh Kerrigan mark johnston racing

Josh Kerrigan

Yard Manager

Hayley Kelly

Hayley Kelly

Yard Manager

Hayley Kelly mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 1994
Andrew Larnach

Andrew Larnach

Yard Manager

Andrew Larnach mark johnston racing
With MJR Since September 2002
Andrew Bottomley

Andrew Bottomley

Yard Manager

Andrew Bottomley mark johnston racing
With MJR Since July 2002

Administration

Ruth Burne

Ruth Burne

Racing secretary

With MJR Since November 2015
Michael Flory

Michael Flory

HR & Transport Manager

With MJR Since October 2011
Kieran Bray

Kieran Bray

Racing secretary

With MJR Since July 2018
Elaine Thompson

Elaine Thompson

Accounts Manager

With MJR Since March 2001
Coral Eastment mark johnston racing

Coral Eastment

Racing Secretary

Claire Short

Claire Short

Partnerships Secretary

With MJR Since March 2019
Cathy  Pettigrew

Cathy Pettigrew

Secretary

With MJR Since August 2006
Alex Stearn mark johnston racing

Alex Stearn

Racing Secretary


Travelling Managers

Tristan Burton-Pye

Tristan Burton-Pye

Travelling Manager

Tristan Burton-Pye mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2005
Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

Travelling Manager

Tim Jarvis mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2017
Robynne Watton

Robynne Watton

Senior Travelling Manager

Robynne Watton mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 1991
Rhona Bagnall

Rhona Bagnall

Travelling Manager

Rhona Bagnall mark johnston racing
With MJR Since August 2008
Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham

Travelling Manager

Mark Billingham mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 1996
Calvin McCormack

Calvin McCormack

Travelling Manager

Calvin McCormack mark johnston racing
With MJR Since February 2013

Drivers

Stephen	Carroll

Stephen Carroll

Groom - Driver

Stephen	Carroll mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2016
Rose Beattie

Rose Beattie

Part-time box driver

With MJR Since January 2003
Neil Hodgson

Neil Hodgson

Groom - box driver

Neil Hodgson mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 1994
Ken	Miller

Ken Miller

Part time box driver

With MJR Since July 2016
Keith Watson

Keith Watson

Groom - box driver

Keith Watson mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2014
Chris Waddington mark johnston racing

Chris Waddington

Part time driver

With MJR Since March 2018
Alan Tippling

Alan Tippling

Part-time box driver

With MJR Since April 2016

Farriers

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy

Farrier

Tom Hardy mark johnston racing
Mark Morley

Mark Morley

Farrier

Justin Landy

Justin Landy

Farrier

Justin Landy mark johnston racing

Grooms & Riders

Tyler Kirkham mark johnston racing

Tyler Kirkham

Groom

Tom Locking mark johnston racing

Tom Locking

Groom - Rider

Taylor Jones mark johnston racing

Taylor Jones

Groom - Rider

Skye Ross mark johnston racing

Skye Ross

Groom-Rider

With MJR Since February 2019
Shrawan	Singh

Shrawan Singh

Groom - Rider

Shrawan	Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2012
Savroop Singh

Savroop Singh

Groom - Rider

Savroop Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since July 2008
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson

Groom

With MJR Since February 2017
Robyn Blacow mark johnston racing

Robyn Blacow

Groom - Rider

Rima Ram

Rima Ram

Groom - Rider

Rima Ram mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2013
Richard Jarvis

Richard Jarvis

Groom - Rider

Richard Jarvis mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2017
Rena Sked

Rena Sked

Groom

Rena Sked mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2016
Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright

Groom - Rider

Rebecca Wright mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2016
Ratan Singh

Ratan Singh

Groom - Rider

Ratan Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2006
Rachel Fox-Barnett

Rachel Fox-Barnett

Groom - Rider (Assistant Yard Manager )

Rachel Fox-Barnett mark johnston racing
With MJR Since July 2012
Paul Gallagher mark johnston racing

Paul Gallagher

Groom - Rider

Patrick Villiers mark johnston racing

Patrick Villiers

Groom

With MJR Since January 2019
Patrick Trainor

Patrick Trainor

Groom - Rider

Patrick Trainor mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 1999
Oliver Stammers

Oliver Stammers

Apprentice Jockey

With MJR Since October 2017
Nicole Costello

Nicole Costello

Groom-Rider

With MJR Since November 2018
Nicola Gargate mark johnston racing

Nicola Gargate

Groom

Nestor Francisco

Nestor Francisco

Groom - Rider

Nestor Francisco mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2006
Nellie Trott mark johnston racing

Nellie Trott

Groom-Rider

With MJR Since October 2018
Nain Singh

Nain Singh

Groom - Rider

Nain Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2017
Molly Craig mark johnston racing

Molly Craig

Groom - Rider

Megan Graham

Megan Graham

Groom-Rider

Megan Graham mark johnston racing
With MJR Since February 2019
Matthew Lloyd-Slater mark johnston racing

Matthew Lloyd-Slater

Groom Rider

With MJR Since April 2019
Liam Dyson

Liam Dyson

Groom

With MJR Since May 2018
Lena Hansen mark johnston racing

Lena Hansen

Groom - Rider

Lee	Shaw

Lee Shaw

Groom

Lee	Shaw mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2015
Lauren Hickin

Lauren Hickin

Groom - Rider

Lauren Hickin mark johnston racing
With MJR Since September 2015
Lauren Jarvis

Lauren Jarvis

Groom

With MJR Since January 2004
Kiera Colgan mark johnston racing

Kiera Colgan

Groom - Rider

Khet Singh

Khet Singh

Groom - Rider

Khet Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since August 2013
Keith Sked

Keith Sked

Groom

Keith Sked mark johnston racing
With MJR Since September 2010
Katie Williams

Katie Williams

Groom - Rider

Katie Williams mark johnston racing
With MJR Since Janaury 2017
Kathleen	Charlton

Kathleen Charlton

Groom

With MJR Since November 2015
Joshua Brown mark johnston racing

Joshua Brown

Groom - Rider

Jordan Mullaney mark johnston racing

Jordan Mullaney

Groom - Rider

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

Groom - Rider

Jenny Miller mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2017
Jennifer Cummins mark johnston racing

Jennifer Cummins

Groom

With MJR Since February 2019
James Goodall

James Goodall

Groom - Rider

James Goodall mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2011
James Fenney

James Fenney

Groom

James Fenney mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2001
Jack Aherne

Jack Aherne

Groom Rider

With MJR Since March 2019
Hazel Brown mark johnston racing

Hazel Brown

Groom - Rider

Harvey Ewart

Harvey Ewart

Groom - Rider

Harvey Ewart mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2010
Hari	Singh Bhati

Hari Singh Bhati

Groom - Rider (Assistant Yard Manager )

Hari	Singh Bhati mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2008
Graham Pettigrew

Graham Pettigrew

Groom - Rider

Graham Pettigrew mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2003
Giovani Silva Dos Santos

Giovani Silva Dos Santos

Groom - Rider

Giovani Silva Dos Santos mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2010
Gianni Masala

Gianni Masala

Groom - Rider

Gianni Masala mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2017
Gerard Thomson

Gerard Thomson

Groom

Gerard Thomson mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2010
Georgia Radin mark johnston racing

Georgia Radin

Groom - Rider

Gemma Wood

Gemma Wood

Groom

Gemma Wood mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2004
Gavin Hardisty

Gavin Hardisty

Groom

Gavin Hardisty mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2011
Francesca Fowden

Francesca Fowden

Groom - Rider

Francesca Fowden mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2017
Ferenc Balogh

Ferenc Balogh

Groom - Rider

With MJR Since November 2017
Emma Bedford

Emma Bedford

Groom - Rider

Emma Bedford mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2015
Elaine Deas mark johnston racing

Elaine Deas

Groom Rider

With MJR Since March 2019
David Hickin

David Hickin

Groom - Rider

David Hickin mark johnston racing
With MJR Since September 2015
Darren Forster

Darren Forster

Groom

Darren Forster mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2009
Dale Ali

Dale Ali

Groom

With MJR Since February 2019
Claire Ramsay mark johnston racing

Claire Ramsay

Groom - Rider

Chloe Nock

Chloe Nock

Groom - Rider

Chloe Nock mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2017
Chloe Leigh-Martin mark johnston racing

Chloe Leigh-Martin

Groom - Rider

Chelsie Butler

Chelsie Butler

Groom - Rider

Chelsie Butler mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2016
Charlotte Cotgrave

Charlotte Cotgrave

Groom-Rider

With MJR Since July 2017
Cesar Dayaca

Cesar Dayaca

Groom - Rider

Cesar Dayaca mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2006
Cerys Jones mark johnston racing

Cerys Jones

Groom-Rider

With MJR Since August 2018
Bobbie Cook mark johnston racing

Bobbie Cook

Groom Rider

With MJR Since May 2019
Bhanwar Singh

Bhanwar Singh

Groom - Rider

Bhanwar Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2017
Barry Lusted

Barry Lusted

Groom - Rider

Barry Lusted mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2008
Annie Mann

Annie Mann

Groom - Rider

Annie Mann mark johnston racing
With MJR Since February 2009
Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Groom - Rider

Andrew Shaw mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2013
Andrew Breslin

Andrew Breslin

Apprentice Jockey

With MJR Since January 2018
Andrew Bacon

Andrew Bacon

Groom - Rider

Andrew Bacon mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2012
Amanda	Mackin

Amanda Mackin

Groom - Rider

Amanda	Mackin mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2002
Alisha Edwards mark johnston racing

Alisha Edwards

Groom - Rider

Alex Naughton mark johnston racing

Alex Naughton

Groom - Rider

Aiden Smithies

Aiden Smithies

Apprentice Jockey

Aiden Smithies mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2016

Part Time Grooms & Riders

Sam Welton mark johnston racing

Sam Welton

Part-time rider

With MJR Since January 2018
Russell Kennmore

Russell Kennmore

Rider & riding coach

Russell Kennmore mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2013
Nicola Rabjohn

Nicola Rabjohn

Part-time rider

Nicola Rabjohn mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 1999
Lauren Steade mark johnston racing

Lauren Steade

Part-time rider

With MJR Since February 2019
Kristy Kettlewell

Kristy Kettlewell

Part-time Rider

Kristy Kettlewell mark johnston racing
With MJR Since August 2007
Courtney Tinkler mark johnston racing

Courtney Tinkler

Part time rider

With MJR Since May 2018
Alan Mercer mark johnston racing

Alan Mercer

Part-time rider

Alan Mercer mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 1994

Other Departments

Robina Robinson

Robina Robinson

Cleaner

With MJR Since June 2009
Rob Jackson mark johnston racing

Rob Jackson

Estate maintenance

With MJR Since July 2017
Paul Kind

Paul Kind

Gardener

With MJR Since September 2006
Mikaelle Lebreton mark johnston racing

Mikaelle Lebreton

Estate Manager - Media

With MJR Since July 1996
Marlyn Dayaca

Marlyn Dayaca

Cook

Marlyn Dayaca mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2016
Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Painter

With MJR Since September 2007
Leslie Ward

Leslie Ward

Estate maintenance

Leslie Ward mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2010
John Nicholson

John Nicholson

Night Watchman

With MJR Since June 2013
Jackie Hutt

Jackie Hutt

Cleaner

With MJR Since May 2008
Jack Clarke mark johnston racing

Jack Clarke

Maintenance team

With MJR Since March 2019
Garry West

Garry West

Cook

With MJR Since January 2008
Calum Muffet mark johnston racing

Calum Muffet

Estate maintenance

With MJR Since September 2018
Alison Brown

Alison Brown

Housekeeper

With MJR Since August 2008
Alexandra Adams

Alexandra Adams

Embroiderer

Alexandra Adams mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2010