A Winning Formula
In August of 2011 Bjorn was granted a training license by Racing NSW and commenced Bjorn Baker Racing with only two boxes on-course at Warwick Farm. It was a tough introduction to the competitive Sydney training ranks with initial disappointment. However, showing the tenacity that would set him in good stead, Bjorn refocused himself and purchased a gelding, Sky Gaze, for $6,000 and on the 26th of September 2011 he provided Bjorn with his first winner as a sole trainer, taking out a 2000m race at Bathurst.
Through persistence and hard work which resulted in repeated success on the track, Bjorn has been able to grow the stable to incorporate 92 horse boxes with first class facilities. The rapid expansion of his stable from 2 to 92 boxes shows Sydney owners (always quick to back a winner) have thrown their support behind him. Below are some of the stable stars that Bjorn has trained to victory:
- Music Magnate – 1st Group 1 Doomben 10,000, Group 2 Expressway Stakes, Group 2 Victory Stakes, Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes
- Winning Rupert – 1st Group 2 Champagne Classic, Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate, Listed Gold Edition Stakes
- Unencumbered – 1st Magic Millions 2yo Classic, Group 3 Bruce McLachlan Stakes and Wyong Magic Millions 2yo Classic
- Havana Rey – 1st Group 2 Ajax Stakes
- Twilight Royale – 1st Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes, 2012 Inglis Nursery and 2013 Inglis Premier
- Imposing Lass – 1st Group 3 Belle of the Turf Stakes, Listed Gold Coast Bracelet
- Lubiton – 1st Group 3 Tesio Stakes, Listed Mona Lisa Stakes
- Addictive Nature – 1st Group 3 Ming Dynasty
- Egyptian Symbol – 1st Group 3 Nivision Stakes, 1st Group 3 Toyshow Handicap, 1st Listed Starlight Stakes, $1m Magic Millions Sprint, 2nd Group 2 Breeders Classic, 2nd Group 2 Breeders Classic, 2nd Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes, 2nd Listed Darby Munro Stakes, 3rd Magic Millions $2m 3yo Guineas, 3rd Magic Millions $1m Sprint, 3rd Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate, 3rd Listed Fireball Stakes, 3rd Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes,
- Redouble – 1st RL $1m Magic Millions Cup
- Candelara – 1st Group 3 Adrian Know Stakes, 3rd Group 1 AJC Oaks
- Goodfella – 1st Listed Crowley Stakes, 2nd Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes, 2nd, Magic Millions $2m 3yo Guineas, 2nd Group 3 Festival Stakes, 2nd Magic Millions $1m Trophy, 3rd Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate.
- Sir Plush – 1st Listed Gosford Cup
- Bonny O’Reilly – 1st Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes
- Coolring – 1st Listed Prime Minister’s Cup
- Cantonese – 1st Listed Christmas Cup 2012
- Lady Sniper – 1st Listed Gosford Guineas
- Zaratone – 1st Listed Starlight Stakes 2012
- Champagne Cuddles – 2nd Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes, 2nd Group 1 Flight Stakes, 2nd Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes, 2nd Group 2 Furious Stakes, 3rd Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes, 3rd Listed Kensington Stakes
- Fuerza – 2nd Group 1 Champagne Stakes and 2012 Inglis Nursery
Bjorn’s current stable includes Music Magnate, Champagne Cuddles, Egyptian Symbol, Bonny O’Reilly, Addictive Nature, Lubiton, Test The World, Sir Plush, Embley and Goodfella – all recent winners. Explore our stable news for the latest information and results.