John has been involved in the Racing Industry as an owner and manager for over 30 Years.
Growing up with his Father working in the Bookmaking Industry, John learnt from a very young age how to read form and breeding.
John has a passion for horse racing and in particular breeding and yearling selections.
He has also been a successful business owner, investor and entrepreneur for decades. John was the founder of Horan & Bird Energy which is one of Australia’s largest Renewable Energy Companies in Australia with locations based in Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Brisbane, Sydney and Geelong.

John Horan

Racing Manager

Lindsay Hatch

Head Trainer

Lindsay brings over 40 years of experience in the racing industry, starting at age of 14 working as an apprentice for his father who was also a trainer.  In 1981 he won the Gold Coast Apprentice premiership and later worked as Tommy Smith’s travelling track rider to Malaysia and interstate.  

Lindsay took out a trainer’s license on a hobby basis in 1997 before the opportunity was given to join John Sadler at Flemington as his Assistant Trainer.  He was there for many years and was then asked to join the Darley team (now Godolphin) under Paul and Peter Snowden.  He worked as their Head Foreman and ran the Melbourne stables and then later for John O’Shea when he took over as head trainer. 
He moved back with his family to Toowoomba in 2014 where he set up Hatch Racing with his wife Tracey. Since then, the team has won 3 Toowoomba Premierships with a winning strike rate of just under 20% and more than $8 million in prize money.