Stephen grew up in Bundaberg, QLD, often attending local race meetings with his parents. However the racing game well and truly hooked him in after experiencing a yearling sale on the Gold Coast. He started travelling to New Zealand during his school holidays for work experience at Hallmark Stud with Mark and Denny Baker, which then turned into a full-time position for three years before returning to Australia to work for Mick Kent in Cranbourne. After two and a half years in Victoria, experience further abroad beckoned, and Stephen moved to Newmarket, England to take up a Pupil Assistant’s role with Chris Wall for 18 months.
En route home to Australia, he stopped off in the USA for 12 months working as a Travelling Foreman to Tom Morley in New York and New Orleans.
Upon his return to Australia, Stephen landed in Ballarat, taking on the role of Racing Manager for Archie Alexander for a short stint before finding his way to Bjorn Baker Racing.
Stephen is heavily involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the business with a particular focus on communication, race programming, stock selection and sales.
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