About Ron Quinton

Ron Quinton was a leading figure among Australian jockeys in the 1970s and 1980s. He now ranks among Sydney's leading trainers. A successful Group One trainer with an eye for talent, Ron is focused on bringing out the best of each horse for race day, achieving maximum results with a hands-on approach to training. His stables are located within the Royal Randwick Racecourse complex where each horse has access to some of the best training and conditioning equipment within the industry and a long standing relationships with Centennial Park Veterinary Services: farrier Reg Urving and dentist Kenny Stone.



Ron Quinton was apprenticed to trainer Theo Green, one of Australia’s great masters of young jockeys. Green’s influence and his own natural talent saw Quinton become Sydney’s leading apprentice in 1967.


Ron achieved his first senior premiership in 1969-70, a second in 1976-77, and six in succession between 1978-79 and 1983-84. Ron’s first big race win came on Analie in the AJC Oaks, a race he won in two later years.


He won Doncasters on Analie and Emancipation, an Epsom on Dalmacia, the W.S. Cox Plate on Kingston Town, and the Victoria Derby on Ravenaux.


He shares the record of four wins in the Golden Slipper Stakes with Shane Dye.


In 1988-90 he rode in Ireland for John Oxx, for whom he won the Group 1 Irish St Leger. At the end of his 28 year career, Quinton had ridden 2168 winners, which included 190 feature races and 46 at Group 1 level.


Ron was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.


Immediately on retirement, the following day in fact, Ron returned to the racetrack in a different capacity – as a trainer. His move to training was a natural progression for a man so passionate about racing, and he now ranks among Sydney’s leading trainers.


Ron gives his time freely to the industry as a whole, being a former member of the Jockey’s Association, and on the Trainer’s Association committee. Ron has contributed to apprentice training and education and is also sought out for advice on a regular basis by the industry. The loyalty of his staff and the horse owners he works are a testimony to his dedication to the industry.


With a competitive spirit and eye for talent, these qualities contribute to his capacity as a leading trainer. In his own words: “… as with everything I do, I am 100% committed to focusing on the job at hand…” – Ron Quinton


Ron’s personal highlights as a trainer was the win of Easy Rocking at the VRC Group One, Salinger Stakes in 2000 and Bulla Borghese winning the VRC Oaks in 2002.


Ron continues to train with the same enthusiasm and drive as the day he started.


Our Team

Dave Brown

Dave is a new addition to the stables team, he has a wealth of experience in other leading stables. He is a true horseman and an asset to our smaller stable yard.

Sam Clipperton

Sam has been with the stables since the age of fifteen and has matured into one of the rising stars in the industry. His natural talent and balance are key to his talent and after many years of hard work he has proven himself to be a jockey to follow.

Eliza Hughes

Eliza is calm, intelligent, caring and has a true love for horses. The horses couldn’t be in better hands.

Steven Jeffries

Steven has been Ron’s number one track rider from day one of Ron’s career as a Horse Trainer. Steven’s relationship with the stables began well before Ron’s trainer career, with Steven being leading apprentice whilst Ron was leading Jockey for many years. Steven is a true horseman whose judgement is matched with his many years of experience.

Taylor Marshall

Taylor is one of Ron’s latest apprentices He is already showing great potential and natural ability.

Zena Walsh

Zena is a loyal and compassionate member of the Ron Quinton Racing Stables team. Her experience is not limited to her time at our stables, having perviously worked in other leading stables. She is devoted to the care and attention of all the horses with a big smile.


Located in Royal Randwick Racecourse, nestled amongst giant fig trees with an enviable view of Sydney are the boutique racing stables of Ron Quinton. A far cry from the maddening crowd, a horse racing oasis a fence away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You have to envy Ron’s horses box seat not only to the view but also to race day itself. The Racecourse complex also provides the horses with access to some of the best race horse training and conditioning equipment within the industry.


The stable feels like no other. It’s nice to be in there, Ron tells you straight away that the horses seem to like it too. It’s small, intimate and friendly with everyone going about their tasks with an enthusiasm that would be the envy of many organisations. You can see that everyone loves the horses but the biggest heart seems to be Ron. But don’t let him fool you, the stable, with his constant presence, runs like clockwork. When asked what drives him, without pausing Ron’s response clearly is results.


Ron has a hands-on approach on training horses to win. He focuses on bringing out their best and races them when they are ready to win, not by driving them into the turf. He gets to know the temperament of each horse so that he can time their winning potential.


Meeting Ron can only be described as a unique pleasure. He looks the part in his tweed cap and relaxed, personable demeanour that horsemen seem to have, and felt only from those that need not prove anything to anyone. He tells it as it is, a life long accumulation of horse racing in bite sized, gold nuggets of wisdom.


“There are not many nicer and more dedicated and talented horsemen in racing than Ron Quinton, and it is the champions like Ronny who make our sport great,’’ Darren Pearce, Australian Turf Club,  said. “Whether it be those famous Golden Slipper victories or his Group 1 success as a trainer, Ron has achieved what only a handful of people in racing can claim fame to. Yet he remains forever humble and continues to give so much of his time and wisdom for the betterment of racing.’’

Ron has a long close connection to race horses, and not just on one level. His life as a world class professional jockey has given him an invaluable, first-hand insight and feel of the race from the reigns.


This edge, this instinct has been translated into training jockeys and race horses with proven results.


It’s a bit like Niki Lauda’s winning combination of diver and technician but without the attitude.




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Owning A Horse

There has never been a better time to get involved in the Sport of Kings. Prize money levels, particularly in NSW, are at an all-time high in the city, provincial and country races. The advent of BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme) has been a great success and gives owners at all levels an extra incentive to race a horse in this State (NSW). Yearling prices have come down – in a lot of cases – so owning a horse, or taking up a share, is now more affordable than it has been in past years.


Above all, the best reason to own a horse, whether it be the whole horse or a small share, is fun and excitement. There is nothing like being at the races and watching your horse compete, let alone win. They are memories that will stay with you for ever. Even just getting along to the stable for a visit and a pat is what it’s all about.


It is possible to purchase a horse outright, enjoying sole ownership or shared between a family.


You may wish to form a partnership with a group of people dividing the ownership into various percentages. This is a common method, preferred by people who love getting together on race day to share the fun and prize money, making a great day out.


I’m more than happy to chat to you about these options including what horse ownership is all about.


All the best, Ron  



Please visit the Ron Quinton Racing Owner’s Website

Latest News

27 Feb 2014

Ron Quinton has rebranded

HELLO FRIENDS I have decided it's about time to freshen myself up a bit, so I now have a new logo and website and I'm eager to show it to you and get some feedback.   So far this year has been quite eventful, being awarded the OAM (Order Of Australia Medal) and a row of wins at the racetrack. I also lashed out and bought two lovely horses at the Inglis 2014 Classic Yearling

31 Mar 2014

Intimate Moment’s great performance on Saturday

  Intimate Moment raised the bar on SaturdaySaturday 28th March 2014 in wining the Group 3 Epona Stakes at Rosehill. She has had a marvellous preparation, incorporating 9 starts with 4 wins, two 2nd placings, one 3rd and placing 4th twice. In all occasions not finishing further back in each start.   I look forward to her return in the spring campaign and hope that she enjoys her much deserved holiday break.   Below are some

7 Mar 2014

Ron Quinton’s faith in apprentice Sam Clipperton a key ingredient in young gun’s rapid rise

  belesprit09.wordpress.com Picture: Mark Evans Source: News Corp Australia   Sam Clipperton is approaching tomorrow’s Chipping Norton Stakes with a quiet confidence that Monton can bring about an upset result.   YOU never know when opportunity knocks or, in this case, calls.   Sam Clipperton was only 15, he had already left school and was considering his future.   With his small build, he weighed just 35kg, a career as a jockey seemed logical and appealing. He

The Master and his apprentices

Ron Quinton receives Order of Australia Medal By Phillip O'Brien 6 March 2014 http://www.racingacademy.com.au/news/7523/   Ron Quinton has been recognised for his lifelong contribution to the Racing Industry after being named among the Order of Australia Medal recipients on Australian Day this year.   The former champion jockey received the honour for his duties served to Racing in a career spanning nearly five decades since he became Sydney’s leading apprentice in 1967.   Quinton was

22 Feb 2014

Monton goes from two-year winless streak to winning freak for Quinton

Story by Ray Thomas, The Sunday Telegraph, February 22, 2014   The rejuvenated Monton had gone winless for just over two years — but his summer form surge has netted three wins in his last four starts. Monton made light of his hefty handicap and gave his Hall of Fame trainer Ron Quinton a welcome 66th birthday present with an easy win in the Cyren Restaurant And Bar Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick yesterday.  

4 Feb 2014

Lady Shaftesbury gave us a thrill at Hawkesbury

I was absolutely delighted to win with Lady Shaftesbury on Thursday at Hawkesbury. This win completed a fantastic week for the stables and a great start to the 2014 racing calendar. Special congratulations to the owners. Ron

Big week continues for Ron Quinton

Wednesday, 29th January 2014 By Mandy Cottell   Ron Quinton's remarkable week got even better at Warwick Farm on Wednesday when Intimate Moment gave him his second city winner in four days.   The champion jockey turned trainer was in the winner's circle at Randwick on Saturday with the evergreen Monton who made it back-to-back victories.   A day later Quinton received an Australia Day honour when he was awarded a Medal of the Order

29 Jan 2014

Intimate Moment proves to be too good at Warwick Farm

Intimate Moment has always been a very consistent mare having finished no further back than 5th in her 12 career starts. So far she's won 2 races, she's run second 5 times, 1 third, 3 fourths and 1 fifth picking up a cheque each time that she's stepped out for her connections.   Yesterdays win at Warwick Farm was very good even though it wasn't the strongest field and she's come through the run very well. We will

28 Jan 2014

Vienna Lady breaks through at Goulburn

Congratulations to the connections of Vienna Lady on her win at Goulburn on Tuesday. This filly had always shown us that she had the ability to win races even though her recent form didn't reflect our expectations so it was thrilling to see her win and win well on Tuesday. She will now have a break as she's been up for a while and we look forward to a more successful prep from her next

26 Jan 2014

Ron Quinton receives OAM – in 2014 Australia Day Honours Awards

Ron Quinton says he is humbled and delighted to have received an Order of Australia Medal for his services to racing. Ron was among an elite group of Australians who were recognised on Australia Day for their contribution and excellence in their respective fields and communities. This latest honour comes on top of a string of honours and significant milestones for Ron who was inducted into Australian Racing's Hall Of Fame in 2006. ``I am