Brett Johnson was born and raised on a cattle farm near Aukland in New Zealand. Brett has a family background in horses and horse racing, as one of five children he won champion rider titles in the showjumping ring while his elder brother Peter was champion jockey in New Zealand for ten years. His sister is a successful racehorse trainer in Australia, while his father is a racehorse trainer in Singapore.

Brett himself won 364 races on both the flat and over fences in Australia before coming over to England and riding for a number of trainers before retiring from race riding and becoming assistant trainer to Geoff Lewis for eight years. After gaining valuable training experience and managing Geoff Lewis's overflow yard, Brett took out a dual trainers license of his own in 1998. Since then he has enjoyed many successes in both flat and national hunt races.

Brett has always trained within the racing community of Epsom, but has recently moved location, stabling his horses in the historic Cicero yard of The Durdans Stables. Epsom is famous for its horse racing history with the Derby having formed the centre of the boroughs social calendar since 1779.

Epsom houses the third largest training facility in the country. Epsom Downs racecourse is situated on Epsom and Walton Downs. The Downs is an area of 600 acres of unspoilt downland where on a clear day you can see a panoramic view of London. Epsom Downs training ground hosts 85 miles of grass and all weather tracks including a five furlong fibre sand gallop, four furlong poly track and a nine furlong Mac Track, as well as schooling fences and hurdles.


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