Luke was born in Tamworth and raised on a 2000ac cattle property between Quirindi and Gunnedah. He learnt to ride horses from a young age and had a great upbringing learning all other aspects of farm life until the age of 12 then moved into the township of Quirindi, as his mother was a teacher at the local primary school.
He started working with local horse trainer Bill Thompson on weekends and school holidays at the age of 13 and that is where the love of this industry started.
Luke then moved to Sydney & started at Crown Lodge in Warwick Farm under John Hawkes where he rode track work and looked after some of the best thoroughbreds that have ever worn the mighty Cerise colors of the famous Ingham family. Some horses of note that he was lucky enough to throw a leg over were Lonhro, Viscount, Unworldly, Freemason, Over and Commands just too name a few.
After 18 months the country boy was calling so he transferred up to the breeding grounds where those famous horses where raised the magnificent Woodlands Stud. Here he spent the next 5 years working under the guidance of the incomparable Peter Flynn. The experience he gained in these 5 years in all aspects of a large commercial horse stud was invaluable.
He also spent 6 months at Ashford Stud in Kentucky working with stallions.
On return to Oz, he spent 12months at Vinery Stud working with stallions when he received a call from Peter Flynn to return to Woodlands which had just been brought out by Darley.
Luke spent the next 7 years working there which culminated in a promotion to assistant manager at the Darley Victorian farm Northwood Park. He decided after a year it was too cold down south and returned to NSW and the gorgeous Segenhoe where we have been for the last 12 months and hope to be for many, many years to come.
It is a wonderful industry to be involved in and he loves the fact that every year is a new beginning in search of the next champions of the turf.
He loves Racing, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends and Rugby League which he was lucky enough to win a premiership with the mighty Scone Thoroughbreds. He is happily married to Amanda with two beautiful girls Sophie 5 and Holly 3.