You are here:Latest NewsseparatorHorse NewsseparatorTrainer Profile - Paul Jenkins

Trainer Profile - Paul Jenkins

Trainer Profile  - Paul Jenkins

Well known and respected as a patient and skilled trainer in New Zealand, Paul Jenkins has in recent years made his mark from his Sunshine Coast base, achieving great results with a small team of horses.

Career highlights for Paul include Group One victories for Bazelle (Auckland Cup, Zabeel Classic) and King Keitel (Doomben Cup) whilst current members of his stable include the stakes placed winner Travistee, the exciting Picka Plum (winner of five in a row last winter/spring) and the consistent Love Squirrels who between them have won 16 races.

Patience has been the key with each of these talented horses, Paul justifiably proud of the hands-on approach that allows his charges to reach their full potential.

"I like to think that we get the best out of them by being careful with them," he said, adding that in regards to stable size "big is not always best!"

Currently happy with his half a dozen or so horses in work, Paul is hoping to expand a little as boxes are added to the already first class training facilities on offer the Sunshine Coast, a track ideally located just over 100km north of Brisbane... currently home to star three-year-old Alligator Blood.

There is a camaraderie amongst the trainers calling the Sunshine Coast home and with expansion on the cards the base's influence is only going to increase - "it will be the jewel in Queensland racing's crown," Paul said.

"The Sunshine Coast Turf Club is extremely well run," he added, "and is only going to go from strength to strength."

Paul is a hands-on trainer whose 20% strike rate over the last 12 months shows his dedication to placing his horses to the best of advantage.