With over 86 years of combined experience and consistent thoroughbred industry honors, Equine Prep's management team oversees a successful boutique agency with an emphasis on quality, not quantity.
John O'Hara, Director
We have found a unique niche that has provided continuous success over the years. We are very proud of the racetrack performance and sales results from our acquisitions.
John O’Hara's broad background covers nearly 39 years of success with Thoroughbred Racehorses.
O'Hara's experience combines expertise across all segments of the thoroughbred industry. During his early career as an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg, O'Hara oversaw the careers of many notable racehorses including Kentucky Derby winner, Alysheba.
In 1995, O'Hara started Equine Prep, purchasing young horses for resale. Equine Prep’s first year saw immediate success with 5 horses purchased for $323,000 that sold for over $700,000.
Since then, Equine Prep has received consistent industry accolades for buying, racing and sales performances.
Equine Prep is a boutique agency focusing on purchasing limited quantities of undervalued horses. Equine Prep has selected 16 graded stakes winners, including two Breeders’ Cup winners, an additional 8 stakes winners and over 30 stakes-placed horses.
Steve Bajer, Director
We're having a good time right now, and we think it matters to have someone between the trainer and the owner who understands the game. We love being involved in the process.
Steve Bajer has an accomplished background of nearly 47 years in the racing industry.
Since the mid-80s, Bajer has experience owning and breeding thoroughbred racehorses. Bajer has consistently focused his efforts on the ever-changing Bloodstock segment. He oversaw the acquisition of Breeders' Cup Winner and $4 million earner, Alphabet Soup. His strengths are skilled pedigree analysis and meticulous racing management.
Bajer has a great wealth of experience and is extremely talented in the negotiation of private acquisitions. He has cultivated a tremendous number of connections within the national bloodstock community.
In the early1990's, as separate consultants, O'Hara and Bajer consistently found themselves bidding on the same horses, and decided to pool their talents. They have been working together as directors of Equine Prep ever since.