John Mackie is the nephew of the late great Ken Oliver who responsible for stimulating his interest in racing. John rode as an amateur jockey whilst working for Toby Balding and then for Ken Oliver in the Scottish Borders.
John then moved back South and ended up working for Ian Balding at Kingsclere in the days of Glint of Gold, Mrs Penny, Robellino and many more good horses.
Starting his training career in 1985 at Malton in Musley Bank stables (currently occupied by Richard Fahey) but it was not long til we moved to our current stable at Barton Blount, Church Broughton.
Married to Mary who was a champion point to point rider before breaking her back in a fall at Bogside.
Extremely lucky to have a fantastic environment to train our horses from including 35 acres of turn out paddocks and acres of parkland to allow us to get the best out of our inmates.