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Champion Thoroughbreds | Champion Thoroughbreds The Team




Jason has been in control of the operational side of his own breeding and racing business for the past 20 years. Originally educated at university in Accounting, Jason has a hands-on role in the organisation and attends many of the sales throughout the year for yearlings and mares.

This provides Jason with a close appreciation of the market and trends that are developing in breeding and racing, which the family organisation has then leveraged from to create opportunities for growth.

Over this time, he has purchased and raced many horses (Mohave Dancer, Charge Forward, Faith Hill, Men At Work, Steflara, Chiming Lass, Winona, Cool Front, Fist of Fury, Jessicabeel, Legsman, etc) and also bred and sold yearlings successfully at the major sales (Phoenix Park, Natural Blitz, Black Minx, Road To Rock, Nechita, Éclair Big Bang, etc).

Jason is also a Certified Financial Planner and owns a financial planning business in Sydney. Jason holds directorships and shareholdings in a vast array of businesses and has been involved in the development of a number of start-up operations.

Jason’s role includes yearling sale selections and syndicating of the stock purchased, as well as the ongoing management and race planning alongside the trainer of each syndicated horse.




Emma has been an integral part of the Champion team since 2015. She is the first port of call for existing owners and also for potential owners seeking guidance on how to become involved in this exciting industry. A very important aspect of Emma's role is to be responsible for ensuring we communicate effectively about our Champion horses with owners, bridging the gap between owner and trainer. You will be able to find her at race meetings and trials wherever a Champion Thoroughbreds representative is involved, or in her office at Suite 309/ 480 Pacific Highway St Leonards 2065. She is always happy to show clients around the stable, answer questions and accompany you when you visit your horses.

Emma grew up in the racing industry where she spent most her childhood at the stables with her parents who were both racehorse trainers in Provincial NSW. Emma's passion for racing soon evolved into the administration sector where she completed a Cadetship in 2013 with Racing NSW as a training officer at their racing academy where she obtained a CIV in Racing Administration. She then went on to work as the RNSW regulatory coordinator and then into a marketing and media assistant role.

Emma has also enjoyed the experience of having ownership in her first racehorse and understands the fundamentals and importance of owner relationships along with the excitement and rewards that owning a racehorse can bring. Emma has a strong customer service background where she believes client experience and satisfaction is the forefront of any business.

Emma's role with Champion Thoroughbreds includes:

Management of the website and it's various social networking tools

On-going management of each Champion representative including race day and trial attendace

Newsletter production

Regular contact with racing authorities

Organisation of the many events held by Champion Thoroughbreds.




Renowned for his professional no nonsense attitude, John has proven his ability to train all types of racehorses and invariably extract the best out of them. John moved to Sydney in 1995 and served his apprenticeship under the great Tommy Smith. He also had stints with Bart Cummings, Gai Waterhouse and Garry Moore before branching out on his own in 1999 where he enjoyed success with Group 1 performers Charge Forward, Bedouin, Foxwedge and Private Steer amoung many others.

John returned to the public training ranks in August 2017 after spending three successful years as Godolphin's head trainer in Australia. In that time he celebrated more than 550 winners including 10 Group 1 victories with the likes of Astern, It's Somewhat and Exosphere. John is the exclusive trainer for all Sydney metropolitan based Champion Thoroughbreds horses.




A career in racing was always on the table for Danielle, after fostering a love of horses from a very young age.

She was guided in her passion by her late father and horseman, Lewis Seib, who was foreman for Brian Mayfield-Smith when defeating Tommy Smith for the Sydney Premiership. When Lewis passed away unexpectedly in 2017, Danielle was thrust into the training ranks earlier than expected, making a quiet start to her new profession whilst completing University studies.

This quiet start was short-lived, however, after shifting training bases to Goulburn, Danielle quickly notched together dual Highway wins with enigmatic AssualtnBathory. Her team has continued to expand since then, currently working 28 horses with a 2022/23 season strike rate of above 24% winners to runners.

Danielle has had instant success with Champion Thoroughbreds in 2022/2023, winning 3 Highway's at Randwick in just 7 weeks with 3 different horses- King Of Spades, Smokeshow and Amarantz!