Bjorn and his team are committed to providing your horses with the finest training and care that he and his staff possibly give.
Jack Bruce – Racing and Bloodstock Manager
Jack joined Bjorn Baker Racing as the Racing and Bloodstock Manager in July 2015. Jack learned his trade at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand and after graduating with a BComm (accounting and finance) and BA (economics) from the University of Canterbury, he was accepted onto the Darley Flying Start program, an international management training program specific to the thoroughbred industry. During his time with Darley, Jack spent two years working and studying in both the breeding and racing sectors of the industry in England, Ireland, America, Australia and Dubai. Jack’s education in the thoroughbred industry has been complemented by work placements with leading international trainer Mike de Kock at both his base in Dubai and in Newmarket. Jack is from Cambridge, New Zealand and grew up on a small property where his parents are hobby breeders and racing enthusiasts.
Jack is heavily involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the business with a particular focus on communication, race programming, stock selection and sales.
Jason Patrick – Foreman
Jason has been the head foreman at Bjorn Baker Racing since 2011 and brings with him a wealth of racetrack experience both in Australia and his native New Zealand. Originally from the Geraldine in the South Island of New Zealand, Jason’s career in thoroughbred racing began at the age of 13 when he commenced work as a groom with Ray Pankhurst and Neil Coulbeck. During his 26 years in Australia, Jason has been fortunate to work under several leading trainers including Barry Lockwood, Tim Martin and Peter Snowden and played a vital role in the success of each stable. Jason also spent several years as an employee of the Sydney Turf Club, working as a yearling breaker and barrier attendant.
Jason oversees the daily management of both horses and staff and his attention to detail makes him an asset to the business.
Maddie Berkeley – Racing Assistant
Maddie commenced working with Bjorn Baker Racing in 2015 and brings a fresh enthusiasm to the team. Having grown up in Sydney, Maddie attended Wenona Girls School and a love for horses developed when learning to ride at 16. Maddie then went on to study a Bachelor Degree of Equine Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Whilst at uni, Maddie did a number of work placements in Australia and New Zealand including working at Little Avondale Stud in New Zealand and the Living Legends farm in Victoria.
Upon completion of her degree, Maddie worked for Bart and James Cummings as a Junior Foreman before joining the Baker Racing Team in her current role. Not only is Maddie hands on with the horses in the morning, working under Jason and saddling up race day, she also works in the office. Maddie has a number of office based tasks including accounts, payroll, horse registrations and transfers & liaising with owners.