John McConnell

I’m originally from Suncroft, The Curragh, Co. Kildare in Ireland. Horses are in my blood as my family is very involved in the industry. My mother worked for a horse trainer, my Grandad foaled mares down for the Aga Khan and my uncle is now Stud Groom at Gilltown Stud.

I have a Bachelor of Business in Equine Studies from Gurteen Agriculture College and Athlone Institute of Technology and I love my job. I love especially being part of the first bonding of the mare with her foal and then following them through their lives from birth, to the sales, and onto the racetrack.

Outside of work I enjoy watching and going racing, sports, and most of all, following the might Sydney Roosters. I also play soccer for the Muswellbrook Eagles.