Jerome Tan started out as a syce with Penang trainer Cecil Robert in 1998, working his way up to reach the position of stable supervisor. In 2005, The Singaporean obtained his assistant-trainer’s licence, and joined ex-Kranji trainer Tan Hor Khoon, before transferring to another former Kranji trainer Lionel Lee. Tan then switched to trainer Roslan Pawanteh for a few months before he was granted a trainer’s licence on June 23, 2009. Based in Penang for the last 10 years, he has 190 winners to his name there, with his highest acclaim coming in the Perak Derby with Mr Ambassador in 2012. He officially began training at Kranji on 1 January 2019.