A great team is essential in the success of a business. Meet those working hard behind the scenes at John Sadler Racing.
Having spent some 25 years of her professional life in the sporting industry, Judy has enjoyed senior executive roles at three AFL Clubs and headed up Commercial Operations at Melbourne’s state-of-the-art stadium, now Marvel Stadium before moving on to establish her own business analysis and marketing consultancy business.
As a passionate supporter of the thoroughbred racing industry and long time friend and owner of John’s stables, Judy is excited to bring her experience and love of the game to John Sadler Racing, team and owners.
Ernie brings over 30 years of both national and international horse racing experience to our team. The love of the horse itself is his driving force and he believes that anyone who works in a racing stable has a responsibility to become the eyes and ears of the trainer and the voice of the horses they work with.
Attention to detail is key in his role as both assistant trainer and senior track rider. His association with John Sadler started when he was an apprentice jockey and after outriding his country claim with infamous Ballarat trainer Noel Kelly, Ernie transferred his papers to John at Flemington. He rode winners for many leading trainers during this time including Bart Cummings and Lee Freedman just to name a few but the highlight of this period was partnering John’s Group winning horse Jakpil to his first 3 wins. Ernie enjoyed an accomplished riding career including NEDRA premier jockey 8 seasons in a row before tasting much success on the international stage in Singapore and Malaysia.