Barry Kirkham

Barry Kirkham has been racing most of his life. He began jockeying in Australia and Australasia the early 1970s, also racing in Europe and North America, building a literally cosmopolitan career and accruing experience in the sport on multiple continents.

After retiring from jockeying, Barry took his experiences in the saddle to training and exercise riding, training for locations all over North America and at one point lending his skills to the Stronach Group at their Toronto base.

Barry's traveled familiarity with the racing world and his years of direct hands-on experience as a jockey has given him strong insight in the attributes that make a horse a success. For the last 25 years, Barry has augmented those insights through his work as a bloodstock agent, studying pedigrees and breeding horses.

The warm weather and year-round full operability of Florida made it an attractive place to set up shop for himself as an owner, trainer, and bloodstock agent. He's currently centered in Ocala, Florida, where he breeds, raises and trains, focusing his abilities on spotting and building up talent.