Stephen Wolfe is committed to taking horses where they can win and delivering clients a value for money experience.
As the saying goes, the road to success is always under construction. And by following this mantra, Steve John Wolfe or more commonly known as ‘Wolfie’ throughout the WA racing industry, has progressed from hobby bush horseman to one of Western Australia’s leading thoroughbred racehorse trainers, overseeing the preparation of top glass gallopers such as KING BRIAN, MAPPERHOLIC, MOODOMETER, WOLFE DREAMS and Mr UTOPIA.
A shearer by trade, Steve is a self-taught trainer and surprisingly has never been on the back of a horse. But that hasn’t stopped him preparing feature race winners from Broome to Esperance and developing his stable into one of WA’s true heavy hitters.
Based in Albany which is 400km south east of Perth, and with stables at racing’s headquarters in Ascot too,SJ Wolfe Racing is the only country-based operation with a full time satellite establishment in Perth, and it’s this point of difference that gives the stable an edge over its rivals.
Horses located in Albany are able to train on the racetrack, beach and through the bush for 12 months of the year. And naturally most thrive in the rural setting. Horses stationed in Perth have access to first-class training facilities at both Ascot and Belmont racecourse, the epicentre of racing in WA.
‘Wolfie’ has been the dominant force in the Great Southern (Albany and Mount Barker) for the last 20 years, and has consistently topped WA’s leading provincial and country training premierships. By acquiring quality yearlings over the past five years, SJ Wolfe Racing has shifted focus to metropolitan racing and is poised to be a permanent fixture among the top 10 stables in Perth.
Wolfie is committed to taking horses where they can win and delivering clients a value for money experience. The stable also prides itself on being one of the most social in the state, ensuring its large network of clients enjoy themselves both on and off the track. With a little bit of luck on your side, you’ll have a lot of fun having your horse trained by Steve Wolfe!