Welcome to the home of group winning trainer Jack Davison,
Jack Davison became a fully licensed racehorse trainer in December 2017 at which point he began developing his own horse racing training establishment from the family owned property, Killarkin Stud, which is located just outside Dunboyne in county Meath, Ireland .
Jacks' grandfather Walton Davison purchased the farm in the late 1950s from where, amongst others, he bred Group 1 winners Hot Spark and Steel Heart. Such high class racehorses helped to establish Killarkin Stud as one of the leading breeding and consigning stud farms in the Northern Hemisphere.
Incidentally, both of the aforementioned colts were by the stallion Habitat who has become widely regarded as one of the most influential sires in recent history. Walt Davison along with his friend and colleague 'Captain' Tim Rogers succeeded in syndicating the US bred Habitat and thus they went about developing him as one of the leading stallions of recent times.
Jack, who takes Walton as his middle name, sadly never got to meet his grandfather but he's been told he inherited the same obsessive nature as him. Too their credit Jacks’ parents John and Paula worked hard to sustain the stud farm to the present day and one gets the impression that upon entering the famed Killarkin Stud that no stone has been left unturned.
So much has happened since Jack embarked on his racehorse training journey and as the winners began to come Jack and his team have worked hard to upgrade across all facets of the training operation, not least the standard of horse that have come under their care.
One of the biggest highlights of Jack’s career this far was when his parents' superb homebred filly Mooneista (Dandyman X Moon Unit) took home the Group Two Paddy Power Sapphire Stakes at Oaks Weekend in the Curragh (2021).