Proven Thoroughbreds

Jamie Walter’s syndication company Proven Thoroughbreds has been integral to the success of John Bateman Racing. Indeed, John’s first official winner, DESTINED TO WIN, was in the recognisable black and lime green silks.

The alliance was a product of the 14 years John spent working under Jamie’s late brother and champion trainer Guy Walter.

“John was a valued employee at Guy’s for a long time and an obvious choice to be foreman of the Goulburn stable when it opened. As a trainer, he’s done remarkably well with a small team and it gave both Blake Shinn and I great pleasure to provide him with his first winner.”

Jamie Walter

The Proven Thoroughbreds-John Bateman partnership has been a potent one, yielding 12 individual winners from 14 runners for an 86% strike rate. These winners have been a combination of former metropolitan-based gallopers and purchased yearlings.

2020 ownership opportunities

WINNING RUPERT x TREE OF JESSE yearling colt

  • Sprinter/miler type ideal for Highway races + Country Championships Series
  • First foal from a multiple city-winning STREET CRY mare
  • Second dam COUSINS (by DANEHILL) has produced 6 stakes performers (5 as 2yos)
  • By a track record breaking son of WRITTEN TYCOON
  • Eligible for BOBS & Inglis Race Series bonuses

“This horse is a real racey type and he looks bred to be early and fast. I think he has the perfect profile for Highways and the Country Championships which are predominantly held over sprint distances.”

John Bateman

TREE OF JESSE debut win:

Shares available from $2,300 for 2.5%


KISS AND MAKE UP x ICE COLD CROWNIE yearling filly

**95% SOLD**

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