Robert Dunn Harness Racing Stable


Welcome to the website for the Robert Dunn stable. Robert Dunn has proven himself as a driver and trainer over a long career. He has trained the winners of many premier races, including the 1992 Auckland Cup, as trainer/driver of Master Musician and the 2005 New Zealand Cup, training Mainland Banner to victory. On Boxing Day 2014, he trained his 1000th NZ winner in a career that has spanned over 30 years. In the 2019-2020 season, Robert secured his first trainers premiership, having trained 95 winners.

From the start of the 2013-2014 season, Robert moved his main training base to Woodend Beach. This arm of the stable is run by eldest son John who trains 30 horses out of there. Over the past two seasons, there has also been a second branch of the stable in Pukekohe. There are presently 5 stable runners based up north and their progress is being overseen by Robert, well supported by Rhys Fensom.

Standout horses in the stable include: Henry Hubert, Classie Brigade, Heroes Square, Passion And Power, Pretty Majestic, Need You Now and Spellbound.

Robert has two sons who have also made their mark on the racetrack. Eldest son John has been driving for 16 seasons and is now regarded as one of New Zealand's premier reinsmen. In the 2012-2013 season he achieved two major milestones - he drove his 500th winner for his career, and achieved a season total of 102 wins in the cart.  He brought up win 1000 of his career at Motukarara on 9 December 2018. He drove 73 winners in the 2019-2020 seasons to place third and has driven 1166 winners overall. Youngest son Dexter is a former World Champion and is presently driving with phenomenal success in North America. 


                                                                              Robert Dunn                                                    John Dunn