Jonathan E. Pease
|Birth date||June 8, 1952|
|Career wins||Not found|
|Major racing wins, honours & awards|
|Major racing wins|
Laurel Futurity Stakes (1987)
Breeders' Cup Turf (1994)
Breeders' Cup Mile (1997)
|Golden Pheasant, Tikkanen, Spinning World, Turgeon, Act One, Bago|
The son of Derrick Allix Pease and the Hon. Rosemary Portman, his grandfather was Sir Richard Arthur Pease, 2nd Baronet of the Pease Baronets, of Hammersknott. After studying at Eton College and Cambridge University, Jonathan Pease began learning the business of conditioning Thoroughbreds for racing in England under the tutelage of Toby Balding and Clive Brittain. He relocated to the United States where he worked for U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer, MacKenzie Miller and in Australia learned under legendary trainer and Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductee, T. J. Smith. In 1976 he went to work for French trainer, Francois Mathet and in 1979 took up permanent residence in France where he obtained his trainers license and set up a public stable at the renowned training facility at Chantilly Racecourse.
Among his clients, Pease has conditioned horses in France for British stable owner Gerald W. Leigh and the Niarchos family. In 2004 he won France's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. As well, he has trained for American stable owners Nelson Bunker Hunt, the racing partnership of Bruce McNall and hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky, plus George W. Strawbridge, Jr.. Through these international clients, Pease raced horses in both European and U.S. events notably winning two Breeders' Cup races.
Jonathan Pease married Mary Dutton with whom he has daughters Catherine Annie (b. 1982), Victoria Margaret (b. 1983), and Alice Rosie (b. 1991).