About the Trainer
Brett Johnson was born and raised on a cattle farm near Aukland in New Zealand. Brett and Vanessa walking to the winners enclosure with Elna Bright at AscotBrett 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. Brett in his younger years as a jockey in Australia 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.
Brett (second from the right) and the rest of the jockeys, prior
to a race in Australia