Chris has been Australia's leading trainer of trotters for the past decade and has driven most of these winners himself. He is the leading trainer of Group 1 winners in this country so far this century, (Pacers and Trotters combined).
It is not surprising Chris has grown up to view the beautiful trotting gait with so much passion. His father, Graeme trained and drove Scotch Notch to be Australia's finest ever trotting mare and competed her successfully against North America's best.
Chris is peerless in this country with his ability to take untouched yearlings and aged cast offs and mould them into harness racing's "elite". Sundon's Gift and Skyvalley are two classic examples. He has been able to train the best juveniles to the best aged horses in the land. He is "the" most successful trainer of the juvenile classics, the Breeders Crown and the Redwood. His knowledge, with his wife Sharon extends to yearling selection and shoeing as well. The complete package.
Sharon is not only half responsible for the incredibly successful training barn, but a well known Equestrienne who is an FEI rider. She was included on the State Olympic Development Squad with her mare, Aabriolet. Sharon purchased her as a weanling and trained her through to Grand Prix level Dressage. Sharons understanding of conformation as well as the purest form of horse training, (Dressage), has been instumental in transforming the training barn into the most successful trotting barn in the sports history.