James Christie’s love for racing and breeding thoroughbreds came through the experiences of his late father. They had a plan to work together breeding race horses in his retirement.
James’s father, leading Perth property identity, Mark Christie, bred and raced many terrific racehorses, including the outstanding stayer Ma Chienne, who went within a half-length of glory in the 2010 Perth Cup, but remains in the Christie family as a broodmare.
James had a love of the horse early in his life, riding and competing in equestrian contests between the ages of six and 15 before making thoroughbred racing his profession in his teenage years.
Starting his career in the bloodstock industry with none other than the great worldwide organisation Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley in NSW before heading to Melbourne to work for the great trainer Brian Mayfield-Smith before his retirement.
Christie worked with the likes of AJC Derby winner No Du Jeu and smart stayer Harris Tweed before heading home to WA to complete his degree in Economics and Marketing at Murdoch University.
A desire to succeed in racing has only increased since completing his degree, prompting James to study the WA industry, determining the local scene has a niche available for local syndicators.
James has attended the major yearling sales with top trainers such as Daniel & Ben Pearce, Jason Miller & Adam Durrant securing a batch of yearlings to offer ownership opportunities to the public. Much of what he has learnt about a horses constitution has come from picking the brains of mentors such as Grant Burns of Premium Bloodstock, Sebastion Hutch of Coolmore, Peter O'Brien of Segenhoe. James has been fortunate enough to spend time with the Colin Pearce's and the Geoff Durrant's of this world who have influenced James on the type of horse to buy.
James is after a horse who has "Good Speed, Movement, Constitution & Will To Win."
James travels across Australia looking for the right type of horse to race in the west with the commercial pedigree that will give a purchase every opportunity to boost value anywhere in Australia.
James was offered positions at leading farms all over Australia, however turned his back to stay in his home state and start Electra Bloodstock. The young Bloodstock Agent is the youngest ever to be granted a Syndication Licence in Australia at 25 years old. In order to gain this license he showed his extensive knowledge of the industry and his education in the business world.James is passionate about Western Australian racing and would love to take a horse over to compete in the east one day with one of his WA trainers.
James has made an immediate impact with his three year old Street Boss filly "Caress Your Soul" saluting stylishly. He has currently had three horses trial for two winners and a second. James has had the one runner for one winner.
Get in touch with James via the ‘Contact Us’ page on this website to find out how you can get involved with racehorse ownership at the perfect time in WA where racing is flourishing and prize money is always on the rise.