The Trainer


Joe Pride is perhaps the exception to the rule when it comes to horse trainers and horse training. There are no family foot steps to be followed or legacy provided. What he started with and more importantly what you still find today is a passion for the racehorse, ambition to succeed, an exceptional work ethic and the skills to overcome and adapt in order to achieve his goals.

Although his idea of wanting to be a horse trainer was evident in his teens, Joe was a relatively late starter to the industry. Initially he studied psychology at Sydney Uni before embarking on a career path to where he is today.

His first stable Job came at Rosehill in stables at the time occupied by Barry Lockwood and Bruce Johnson. He later moved onto Randwick and spent time with a few notable trainers before forming an association with John Size.

The John Size factor is hard to miss when looking at Joe’s career. When John Size left for Hong Kong Joe was given a great opportunity and luckily John helped him establish a stable and some clients. Significantly both men have had tremendous success in two vastly different environments.
Since Starting his training career, Joe Pride has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the racing industry, establishing an enviable record and firmly securing his boutique stable as a force to be reckoned with.

Having placed in the top four in the Sydney trainer's premiership for the past three seasons, Joe's resume now boasts seven Group 1, four Group 2 and ten Group 3 winners.
Joe Pride and Dual Group 1 Winner Sacred Choice
Joe Pride and Dual Group 1 Winner Sacred Choice

Flagship horses for the 2010/2011 season include the dual Group 1 winning mare and Doncaster Handicap winner Sacred Choice, sprint sensation Rain Affair and talented performers Neeson, Lady's Angel and Title.

In addition to training multiple winners on all levels, Joe Pride has become renowned for his affinity for rejuvenating older horses and improving them to career best form.,

Outside of racing Joe is very much the family man, he is married to Kylie and together they have 3 children; Brave, Alice and Charli. They live not too far from the Warwick Farm stables and get far too few opportunities outside of their business. However their sacrifice and dedication is certainly proving to be worth every bit of the effort with the overwhelming level of success experienced so far and clearly the best is still yet to come.

Joe Pride is perhaps the exception to the rule when it comes to horse trainers and horse training. There are no family foot steps to be followed or legacy provided. What he started with and more importantly what you still find today is a passion for the racehorse, ambition to succeed, an exceptional work ethic and the skills to overcome and adapt in order to achieve his goals.