May 24, 2012

It is with much sadness that I have to report the passing of a very dear friend and a good client in John Sumner from Western Australia. John passed away last Saturday morning after battling a brave fight with cancer. John was a great character who I met some years ago on an early trip to Perth. He was one of the catalysts as far as encouraging me to set up a stable in Perth and was forever kicking up for myself and our stable. He always showed tremendous faith in our ability and encouraged many others to get involved with the stable. John liked a smoke and a drink and a good time which are great qualities for someone being a racehorse owner and a good bloke. He will be sadly missed by myself and the stable as well as his many friends. Our deepest condolences to his family.

Tony Noonan