Directors

Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston

Managing Director / Trainer

Mark Johnston mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 1987

Mark has trained more than 100 winners for 23 consecutive seasons, achieving success in Classics and numerous Group One races. Born in Scotland in 1959, he became interested in racing through his father’s ownership of horses. At 14 he knew he was destined to become a trainer, but decided to study first as a vet and after qualifying worked in veterinary practice for three years.

Deirdre Johnston

Deirdre Johnston

Director / Assistant Trainer

Deirdre Johnston mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 1987

Assistant Trainers

Jock Bennett

Jock Bennett

Assistant Trainer

Jock Bennett mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 1997
Charlie Johnston

Charlie Johnston

Assistant Trainer

Charlie Johnston mark johnston racing
With MJR Since Birth!

Vets

Neil Mechie

Neil Mechie

Vet

Neil Mechie mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2012
John Martin

John Martin

Vet

John Martin mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2014
Erin Allison

Erin Allison

Vet Assistant

Erin Allison mark johnston racing
With MJR Since July 2011

Yard Managers

Ruth Burne

Ruth Burne

Yard Manager

Ruth Burne mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2015
Niamh O’Brien mark johnston racing

Niamh O’Brien

Yard Manager

With MJR Since November 2017
Morgan Prescott

Morgan Prescott

Yard Manager - Breeding stock and out-of-training horses

Morgan Prescott mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2017
Mairead Heap

Mairead Heap

Yard Manager

Mairead Heap mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2012
Hayley Kelly

Hayley Kelly

Yard Manager

Hayley Kelly mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 1994
Emma Dwyer

Emma Dwyer

Yard Manager

Emma Dwyer mark johnston racing
With MJR Since July 2013
Andrew Larnach

Andrew Larnach

Yard Manager

Andrew Larnach mark johnston racing
With MJR Since September 2002
Andrew Bottomley

Andrew Bottomley

Yard Manager

Andrew Bottomley mark johnston racing
With MJR Since July 2002

Administration

Queenie Lai mark johnston racing

Queenie Lai

Racing secretary

With MJR Since May 2018
Michael Flory

Michael Flory

HR & Transport Manager

With MJR Since October 2011
Jacqueline Connor mark johnston racing

Jacqueline Connor

Racing Secretary

Elaine Thompson

Elaine Thompson

Accounts Manager

With MJR Since March 2001
Cathy  Pettigrew

Cathy Pettigrew

Secretary

With MJR Since August 2006
Bethany Dowswell mark johnston racing

Bethany Dowswell

Racing secretary

With MJR Since July 2017
Alex Stearn

Alex Stearn

Secretary intern

With MJR Since June 2017

Travelling Managers

Tristan Burton-Pye

Tristan Burton-Pye

Travelling Manager

Tristan Burton-Pye mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2005
Robynne Watton

Robynne Watton

Senior Travelling Manager

Robynne Watton mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 1991
Rhona Bagnall

Rhona Bagnall

Travelling Manager

Rhona Bagnall mark johnston racing
With MJR Since August 2008
Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham

Travelling Manager

Mark Billingham mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 1996
Calvin McCormack

Calvin McCormack

Travelling Manager

Calvin McCormack mark johnston racing
With MJR Since February 2013

Drivers

Rose Beattie

Rose Beattie

Part-time box driver

With MJR Since January 2003
Neil Hodgson

Neil Hodgson

Groom - box driver

Neil Hodgson mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 1994
Ken	Miller

Ken Miller

Part time box driver

With MJR Since July 2016
Keith Watson

Keith Watson

Groom - box driver

Keith Watson mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2014
Annabelle Bedell mark johnston racing

Annabelle Bedell

Part-time box driver

With MJR Since February 2017
Alan Tippling

Alan Tippling

Part-time box driver

With MJR Since April 2016

Farriers

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy

Farrier

Tom Hardy mark johnston racing
Mark Morley

Mark Morley

Farrier

Justin Landy

Justin Landy

Farrier

Justin Landy mark johnston racing

Grooms & Riders

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

Groom - Rider

Tim Jarvis mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2017
Stephen	Carroll

Stephen Carroll

Groom - Rider

Stephen	Carroll mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2016
Sophy Scott

Sophy Scott

Groom - Rider

Sophy Scott mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2017
Shrawan	Singh

Shrawan Singh

Groom - Rider

Shrawan	Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2012
Sharna Armstrong

Sharna Armstrong

Groom - Rider

Sharna Armstrong mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2015
Scott Doherty

Scott Doherty

Groom - Rider

Scott Doherty mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2010
Savroop Singh

Savroop Singh

Groom - Rider

Savroop Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since July 2008
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson

Groom

With MJR Since February 2017
Sam McCullagh

Sam McCullagh

Groom - Rider (Assistant Yard Manager )

With MJR Since March 2018
Rima Ram

Rima Ram

Groom - Rider

Rima Ram mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2013
Richard Jarvis

Richard Jarvis

Groom - Rider

Richard Jarvis mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2017
Rena Sked

Rena Sked

Groom

Rena Sked mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2016
Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright

Groom - Rider

Rebecca Wright mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2016
Ratan Singh

Ratan Singh

Groom - Rider

Ratan Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2006
Rachel Fox-Barnett

Rachel Fox-Barnett

Groom - Rider (Assistant Yard Manager )

Rachel Fox-Barnett mark johnston racing
With MJR Since July 2012
Punjraj Singh

Punjraj Singh

Groom - Rider

Punjraj Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since Groom - Rider
Patrick Trainor

Patrick Trainor

Groom - Rider

Patrick Trainor mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 1999
Oliver Stammers

Oliver Stammers

Apprentice Jockey

With MJR Since October 2017
Nestor Francisco

Nestor Francisco

Groom - Rider

Nestor Francisco mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2006
Nain Singh

Nain Singh

Groom - Rider

Nain Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2017
Michael Tam

Michael Tam

Groom - Rider

Michael Tam mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2015
Mahipal Singh

Mahipal Singh

Groom-Rider

With MJR Since September 2017
Liam Dyson

Liam Dyson

Groom

With MJR Since May 2018
Liam Conway

Liam Conway

Groom

With MJR Since February 2018
Lee	Shaw

Lee Shaw

Groom

Lee	Shaw mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2015
Lauren Tindle

Lauren Tindle

Groom - Rider

Lauren Tindle mark johnston racing
With MJR Since September 2015
Lauren Jarvis

Lauren Jarvis

Groom

With MJR Since January 2004
Khet Singh

Khet Singh

Groom - Rider

Khet Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since August 2013
Keith Sked

Keith Sked

Groom

Keith Sked mark johnston racing
With MJR Since September 2010
Katy Tyler

Katy Tyler

Groom - Rider

Katy Tyler mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2009
Katie Williams

Katie Williams

Groom - Rider

Katie Williams mark johnston racing
With MJR Since Janaury 2017
Kathleen	Charlton

Kathleen Charlton

Groom

With MJR Since November 2015
Karina Cowley mark johnston racing

Karina Cowley

Groom - Rider

Joe Maughan

Joe Maughan

Groom - Rider

Joe Maughan mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2017
Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

Groom - Rider

Jenny Miller mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2017
James Goodall

James Goodall

Groom - Rider

James Goodall mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2011
James Fenney

James Fenney

Groom

James Fenney mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2001
Hope Willis

Hope Willis

Groom - Rider

Hope Willis mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2017
Harvey Ewart

Harvey Ewart

Groom - Rider

Harvey Ewart mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2010
Hari	Singh Bhati

Hari Singh Bhati

Groom - Rider (Assistant Yard Manager )

Hari	Singh Bhati mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2008
Graham Pettigrew

Graham Pettigrew

Groom - Rider

Graham Pettigrew mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2003
Giovani Silva Dos Santos

Giovani Silva Dos Santos

Groom - Rider

Giovani Silva Dos Santos mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2010
Gianni Masala

Gianni Masala

Groom - Rider

Gianni Masala mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2017
Gerard Thomson

Gerard Thomson

Groom

Gerard Thomson mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2010
Gemma Wood

Gemma Wood

Groom

Gemma Wood mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2004
Gavin Hardisty

Gavin Hardisty

Groom

Gavin Hardisty mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2011
Francesca Fowden

Francesca Fowden

Groom - Rider

Francesca Fowden mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2017
Ferenc Balogh

Ferenc Balogh

Groom - Rider

With MJR Since November 2017
Fanni Ganda

Fanni Ganda

Groom - Rider

Fanni Ganda mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2017
Emma Bedford

Emma Bedford

Groom - Rider

Emma Bedford mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2015
David Hickin

David Hickin

Groom - Rider

David Hickin mark johnston racing
With MJR Since September 2015
Darren Forster

Darren Forster

Groom

Darren Forster mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2009
Chloe Nock

Chloe Nock

Groom - Rider

Chloe Nock mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2017
Chelsie Butler

Chelsie Butler

Groom - Rider

Chelsie Butler mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2016
Charlotte Cotgrave

Charlotte Cotgrave

Groom-Rider

With MJR Since July 2017
Cesar Dayaca

Cesar Dayaca

Groom - Rider

Cesar Dayaca mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2006
Bhanwar Singh

Bhanwar Singh

Groom - Rider

Bhanwar Singh mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 2017
Bela Juszel

Bela Juszel

Groom - Rider

Bela Juszel mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2017
Barry Lusted

Barry Lusted

Groom - Rider

Barry Lusted mark johnston racing
With MJR Since January 2008
Bailey Sagar mark johnston racing

Bailey Sagar

Groom - Rider

With MJR Since October 2017
Annie Mann

Annie Mann

Groom - Rider

Annie Mann mark johnston racing
With MJR Since February 2009
Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Groom - Rider

Andrew Shaw mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2013
Andrew Breslin

Andrew Breslin

Apprentice Jockey

With MJR Since January 2018
Andrew Bacon

Andrew Bacon

Groom - Rider

Andrew Bacon mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2012
Amanda	Mackin

Amanda Mackin

Groom - Rider

Amanda	Mackin mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2002
Aiden Smithies

Aiden Smithies

Groom - Rider

Aiden Smithies mark johnston racing
With MJR Since October 2016

Part Time Grooms & Riders

Sam Welton mark johnston racing

Sam Welton

Part-time rider

With MJR Since January 2018
Russell Kennmore

Russell Kennmore

Rider & riding coach

Russell Kennmore mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2013
Robbie Fitzpatrick

Robbie Fitzpatrick

Part-time Rider

Robbie Fitzpatrick mark johnston racing
Nicola Rabjohn

Nicola Rabjohn

Part-time rider

Nicola Rabjohn mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 1999
Laura Sellers mark johnston racing

Laura Sellers

Part-time rider

Laura Sellers mark johnston racing
With MJR Since May 2016
Kristy Kettlewell

Kristy Kettlewell

Part-time Rider

Kristy Kettlewell mark johnston racing
With MJR Since August 2007
Emma Fisher

Emma Fisher

Part-time rider

Emma Fisher mark johnston racing
With MJR Since September 2017
Danielle Mooney mark johnston racing

Danielle Mooney

Part-time rider

Danielle Mooney mark johnston racing
Alice Doherty mark johnston racing

Alice Doherty

Part-time Groom

With MJR Since March 2017
Alan Mercer mark johnston racing

Alan Mercer

Part-time rider

Alan Mercer mark johnston racing
With MJR Since June 1994

Other Departments

Steve Dalton

Steve Dalton

Estate maintenance

With MJR Since February 2018
Robina Robinson

Robina Robinson

Cleaner

With MJR Since June 2009
Rob Jackson mark johnston racing

Rob Jackson

Estate maintenance

With MJR Since July 2017
Paul Kind

Paul Kind

Gardener

With MJR Since September 2006
Paul Heseltine mark johnston racing

Paul Heseltine

Estate maintenance

With MJR Since April 2018
Mikaelle Lebreton mark johnston racing

Mikaelle Lebreton

With MJR Since July 1996
Marlyn Dayaca

Marlyn Dayaca

Cook

Marlyn Dayaca mark johnston racing
With MJR Since November 2016
Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Painter

With MJR Since September 2007
Leslie Ward

Leslie Ward

Estate maintenance

Leslie Ward mark johnston racing
With MJR Since April 2010
John Nicholson

John Nicholson

Night Watchman

With MJR Since June 2013
Jackie Hutt

Jackie Hutt

Cleaner

With MJR Since May 2008
Garry West

Garry West

Cook

With MJR Since January 2008
David Spence mark johnston racing

David Spence

Estate maintenance

With MJR Since June 2018
Anthony	Banthorpe

Anthony Banthorpe

Night Watchman

With MJR Since July 2004
Alison Brown

Alison Brown

Housekeeper

With MJR Since August 2008
Alexandra Adams

Alexandra Adams

Embroiderer

Alexandra Adams mark johnston racing
With MJR Since March 2010