Welcome to John Sargent Racing - thoroughbred racehorse trainer based in Matamata, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia.


horse trainer NZ, AUWelcome to the website of Ladbrook Park Stables, home to the highly successful New Zealand horse trainer John Sargent.

John is now the leading racehorse trainer in New Zealand and all-time record-holder for the number of wins in a season - 111!

From small beginnings two decades ago, John has established himself as one of the very best New Zealand horse trainers. Early successes in this country led to relocation to Malaysia, where he quickly adapted his skills to head the trainers’ premiership. 

A lifestyle decision for his young family saw a return to New Zealand in 2002 and in no time, from a new base at the country’s leading training centre, Matamata, he was back amongst the feature race action. 

In the decade since John has been consistently in the top 10 of his profession’s standings, his success led by horses of the calibre of Group One performers Shastri, Bhandara, Everswindell, Young Centaur, Red Ruler, Banchee, Il Quello Veloce, Choice Bro, Quintessential, Kirramosa and Miss Mossman. 

Syndication and partnership racing has become a signature of the Ladbrook Park formula, as exemplified by the enthusiastic group of owners behind New Zealand Cup winner Everswindell and champion two-year-old Il Quello Veloce.

Whether a major owner-breeder or someone seeking just a small share of the action, John Sargent and his team at Ladbrook Park Stables can put you on the “Road To Success”.

That road has led to John breaking through in the just completed season for his first Australian Group One success with Quintessential in the Queensland Oaks and making the decision to open a stable in Sydney’s premier horse training centre Randwick,  joining the ranks of  Sydney horse trainers.

Under the guidance of John and his dedicated team of skilled staff, Ladbrook Park Stables can now offer its clients the best of both worlds – a home base in New Zealand and ready access to the high stakes offered by the southern hemisphere’s richest racing scene.


 New ZEaland horse trainer John Sargent    





Sydney – office: +61-2-9310-0538, mobile: +61-415-77-1055, PO Box 439 Randwick
New Zealand – office: +64-7-880-9393, mobile: +64-21-577-055, PO Box 31 Matamata