Dr Johnny Hon
Hong Kong born Founder and Executive Chairman of Global Group International Holdings Dr. Johnny Hon is an international entrepreneur and investor, race horse owner and breeder. The dynamic career of the Cambridge graduate has taken him through diverse international endeavours within his portfolio of companies that range over banking, biotechnology, entertainment and leisure, financial services, financial technology, gaming, media, mining, oil, property development and sports.
Dr. Hon is active in a variety of political, diplomatic and philanthropic initiatives, and he has a great passion for horse racing. Over the last 21 years, his interest and involvement in the racing industry has steadily grown alongside his business ventures, and after making significant investments in Bloodstock and approaching the fifty winner mark as an owner, he decided to further his racing interest by acquiring Albert House Stables and establishing Global Group Racing.
Some notable achievements contributing to Dr. Hon’s racing success include Global Applause having four wins, with two coming in Listed company when he beat Mehmas in the National Stakes at Sandown as a two-year-old and then when he beat El Astronaute at Doncaster in the Scarborough Stakes at four. Global Spectrum has had the distinction of winning in three different countries. After winning two Novices in the UK he then picked up the valuable Group 2 Al Biddah Mile in Qatar. Subsequently he moved to Hong Kong where he was renamed Golden Spectrum and has picked up a valuable handicap at Happy Valley.
Whilst Dr. Hon has his own horses in Albert House Stables, his vision is to also own horses alongside industry friends and to welcome new owners. He has also started a breeding programme and is aiming to further develop this in the future. Albert House and Global Group Racing is managed by a team of experienced professionals, which includes qualified and proven horse trainer Chris Dwyer. Dr. Hon is very ambitious and sees this venture as a long-term project that will lead to success at the highest level and he is confident that having a training base in the internationally renowned town of Newmarket will enable him to implement the ideas and innovations that he hopes will lead to further racing success.
As Global Group Racing becomes further established Dr. Hon aspires to target races further afield and to increase the calibre of horses at Albert House Stables. The foundations of Global Group Racing have been put in place to ensure success from an early stage and Dr. Hon and his team are very excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.
For more information, please visit www.johnnyhon.com.