Scott has training in his blood, his grandfather was a trainer and his destiny seemed assured. Like many trainers before him, he started his career as an amateur jockey, riding trackwork at the early age of 14 years.
Increasing weight made it too difficult for him to continue riding in races so a decision was made to develop his skills in order to achieve his ambition of becoming a thoroughbred horse trainer.
A short stint in the UK early in his career gave Scott the opportunity to broaden his experience. Whilst working abroad he kept his ears and eyes open, absorbing the knowledge and wisdom of the local successful trainers.
At the age of 20 years Scott took out his own Trainers licence and has worked for legendary trainer Bart Cummings at his pre-training and spelling property Princes Farm for many years, Scott was the lead trackwork rider and has laid the foundation for horses like So You Think, Viewed and Roman Emperor.
His local and overseas knowledge has become invaluable to the way he applies his training methods and believes in being a hands-on trainer when it comes to his horses. Scott still maintains this approach, providing him the closest possible guide to how his horses are progressing.
This methodology has served him well and will continue to do so. Early days saw horses like Dark Brown Sugar, Maximus Fortius, Goldengate Bridge, Platinum Jack (also a winner interstate), Cruella De Vil and Rollin'ontheriver salute the judge.
He has earned the reputation of being an astute horseman and is prepared to travel to metropolitan, provincial, country and even interstate venues if required, to notch up another win for his valued and in a lot of cases, long-term clients. Horses seem to thrive under his care and he has rejuvenated many gallopers back to winning form once having joined his stable.
Scott has been Hawkesbury's Leading Trainer on more than one occasion. He recently celebrated the achievement of training one hundred wins in his short career. Increasing the stable's number of winners per season is another of his goals and thus far he has done just that.
Singleton Racing is backed by a committed team of staff dedicated to providing the best results for their clients.