John Sadler has held his trainers’ licence for more than 40 years and continues to prove himself to be among the top echelon of Victorian trainers despite his modest stable numbers. A hands-on trainer, Sadler prepares a team of up to 30 horses from the high-class facilities at Caulfield.

The multiple Group 1-winning trainer regularly has ownership opportunities available for new and current clients in well credentialed young horses.

The experienced trainer, who has won the Australian Guineas, an Oakleigh Plate, Blue Diamond Stakes, William Reid Stakes and a Stradbroke Handicap, encourages anyone interested in becoming involved to contact to John Sadler Racing.


Upcoming Runners

Horse Date Race Track Fields/Form
Usain Bowler Aug 24, 2019 8 Moonee Valley Field
Oak Door Aug 24, 2019 5 Moonee Valley Field
Miss Norway Aug 24, 2019 4 Moonee Valley Field
Phantom Spark Aug 25, 2019 4 Racing.Com Park Syn Field
Ocean Spy Aug 25, 2019 8 Racing.Com Park Syn Field
Hidden Legend Aug 27, 2019 3 Mornington Field
Gisela's Crown Aug 27, 2019 1 Mornington Field

Recent Winners

Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
Deploys Alone Aug 11, 2019 2 - Bendigo 0.50 Jye Mcneil
Usain Bowler Aug 03, 2019 8 - Moonee Valley 0.20 M Zahra
Oak Door Jul 13, 2019 8 - Caulfield 0.20 B Melham
Modernistic Jun 16, 2019 4 - Echuca 0.50 J Mott
Asgard Massif Jun 01, 2019 3 - Caulfield 1.30 Teodore Nugent


Dr Kai-Chah Tan

John Sadler Racing is privileged to enjoy the wonderful support of world renowned liver surgeon and pioneer in the field, Dr Kai-Chah Tan and we wanted to share with you this amazing story of accomplishment.  The attached article which appeared in The Sunday Mirror UK...

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Usain Bowler lands birthday win

A delighted John Sadler celebrates Usain Bowler's win (Image: Racing Photos) John Sadler is only days away from turning 65 but retirement is the furthest thing from his mind after Usain Bowler continued the stable's winning run at The Valley on Saturday. "We're going...

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Melham’s Monash special on Oak Door

Ben Melham and Oak Door return to scale (Image: Racing Photos) Oak Door benefited from a "Benny Melham special" to deny a Jungle Edge fairytale in Saturday's Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. Just when Mick Bell's evergreen eight-year-old looked to...

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DENIS PAGAN | Legendary AFL Coach

I have known John Sadler for over 27 years and he has trained and prepared twenty of my horses during that time. John is a very professional and meticulous individual, he never leaves anything to chance always thinking about the horse and how it can be placed to give his owners the best opportunity  for success and winning.

Goblet was John’s first winner in 1987 and since that time he has also trained many big race winners, including the 1992 Australian Guineas winner Jolly Old Mac, Efficient in the 2007 Melbourne Cup and  2006 VRC Derby, Linton in the 2013 Stradbroke Handicap and 1994 Oakleigh Plate winner Kenvain.

Visit John’s stable and you will see how diligent and fastidious he is with his presentation and how spotless his barn is. His horses are always presented the same.  John is also a very likeable and gregarious person, nothing appears too much trouble for him and I have always found his communication at a 5 star level.

I was talking to one of John’s fellow trainers recently and he conveyed to me that John was the best horseman he had been involved with.

In my opinion placing your horse with John Sadler will be a most enjoyable experience and at the same time giving your horse the best prospect of reaching it’s potential.

THE HON DENIS NAPTHINE | Premier of Victoria 2013-14 & Victorian Minister for Racing 2010-14

I have known John since our schooldays together. He has always been passionate about horses and racing.  John has become a widely respected master trainer through his love for, and understanding of, horses and built on his hard work, world-wide experience together with great skill and judgement.

He genuinely cares for his horses, staff and owners. He has an outstanding results record and the experience and passion to continue training and delivering at the highest level.



Please click on the link below to view the John Sadler Racing Training Agreement and Fees Notice.

John Sadler Racing – Training Agreement & Fees Notice (from 1 July 2019)

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.