Justin has been involved in the bloodstock world for a relatively short time but has already accomplished much. Starting out as an assistant trainer, Justin became a highly successful jockey’s agent. He then became an official handicapper at the NHRA at only 21.
In his mid twenties he took his first step from the racing scene into the bloodstock and breeding world, as racing manager for Dr Andreas Jacobs and his Maine Chance Farms. It was during this time that he co-founded Green Street International and had to leave the permanent employ of Maine Chance, although still independently sourcing bloodstock for the farm. Green Street International was built into a highly successful syndication company of more than 100 winners, including multiple Gr1 performers and stakes horses. Green Street International was represented by more than 50 horses at its peak and also expanded into Singapore.
Justin has now left the world of commercial syndication and heads up Vermaak Equine, a bloodstock company focused on implementing select policy for its clients to maximize their success.
Justin has held other roles in the industry which include work as a panelist/pundit and presenter on the racing channel Tellytrack and served as a director of the Western Province Racing Association. He is also part of SAF’s “Graded Races Committee” which reports to the Asian Racing Federation.
Justin was selected by the Hong Kong Jockey Club to select horses on their behalf at the recent National Yearling Sales of 2021. He has recently relocated to the Northern Hemisphere to focus on bloodstock interests and the new racing venture, the Gulf Racing Club.