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 13 individual winners from 15 runners for an 86.7% strike rate. These winners have been a combination of former metropolitan-based gallopers and purchased yearlings.