Trainers

  • Paul Nicholls

    Paul Nicholls

    Paul Nicholls has been the Champion Jumps Trainer on 12 occasions, and has handled the likes of Kauto Star, Denman, Big Buck's and Master Minded. He trains in Ditcheat in Somerset, and one of his greatest achievements was when winning his eleventh King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day 2020 with the Bryony Frost-ridden Frodon. Paul strives to maintain his championship crown each year, and has the services of stable jockey Harry Cobden to help bolster his team. Paul trained the very first Owners Group horse, Sound Investment, and currently trains a number of Owners Group horses, including Getaway Trump.

  • Nicky Henderson

    Nicky Henderson

    Nicky Henderson has been champion Jumps trainer six times, and has trained some of the greatest horses in Jumping history. Nicky advertised his talents as a trainer back in the 1980s when winning three consecutive Champion Hurdles with See You Then, and he has since handed the likes of Sprinter Sacre, Bobs Worth, Long Run, Buveur d'Air and the mighty Altior. Based at Seven Barrows near Hungerford in Berkshire, Nicky uses the excellent Nico de Boinville as his stable jockey. Nicky has also trained Royal Ascot winners on the Flat. Nicky trains a number of Owners Group horses, including the 2019 Triumph Hurdle winner, Pentland Hills.

  • Dan Skelton

    Dan Skelton

    Dan Skelton has made giant strides since leaving Paul Nicholls to set up training on his own. Accompanied by his brother, Harry, who rides as stable jockey, he soon went from training 27 winners in his first season to 104 in his third. Dan trained 205 winners in 2018/2019, and his hunger for success is only likely to grow. Dan has developed a purpose built yard in Warwickshire, and is very much into adding pioneering new technology to the yard to help improve the soundness of his horses and his results. Harry's wife Bridget Andrews rides as second jockey, and has ridden a Cheltenham Festival winner for the stable in the past (Mohaayed).

  • Julie Camacho

    Julie Camacho

    Julie Camacho took over the reins from her father, Maurice, in the 1990s, and has since trained the likes of Dancing Bay, Lorton and Judicial, who has won Listed and Group races from her small stable in Malton, North Yorkshire. Julie enjoyed her best two seasons in 2018/2019. The yard focuses more on quality rather than quantity.

  • Emma Lavelle

    Emma Lavelle

    Emma Lavelle has been training horses for twenty years, but it is since moving to her current setup at Bonita Racing Stables in Wiltshire that her career has taken off. She trains one of the most talented Jumpers in the country at the moment (Paisley Park), and well as the Ladbroke Trophy winner, De Rasher Counter. She has also enjoyed notable success in the past with Shotgun Paddy, Self Defense and Crack Away Jack. Tom Bellamy has recently been appointed as Emma’s stable jockey.

  • Olly Murphy

    Olly Murphy

    Olly Murphy is based in Warwickshire, and he has enjoyed an excellent start to his career. His most notable success so far was in the 2020 Grade 1 Scilly Isles Novices' Chase with Itchy Feet. Olly spent time with both Alan King and Gordon Elliot before taking out his training licence, and he has already built up an enviable team of horses at his Warren Chase base in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Richard Hannon

    Richard Hannon

    Richard Hannon Junior took over from his father at the end of 2013 and has continued to maintain the very high standards set by Richard Senior. Junior hit the ground running in 2014, when Night Of Thunder won the 2,000 Guineas and Olympic Glory won the Lockinge Stakes, in the same year that Tiggy Wiggy was crowned top juvenile. More recently, the stable has enjoyed Group 1 success with the likes of Billesdon Brook, Barney Roy and King Of Change. Tom Marquand, Sean Levey and Rossa Ryan ride the majority of the stable's horses at present. Richard is based in Marlborough, Wiltshire.

  • Alan King

    Alan King

    Alan King is one of the most successful Jumps trainers of the last twenty years, having taken over the licence from mentor, David Nicholson. Alan has enjoyed his finest hours with the likes of Cheltenham winners Penzance, Voy Por Ustedes, My Way De Solzen and Katchit, and has recently developed into one of the country’s most successful dual-purpose trainers. Alan biggest wins on the Flat have been with the likes of Trueshan, Who Dares Wins and Grumeti. Tom Cannon and Tom Bellamy now share the rides, following Wayne Hutchinson's retirement. Alan is based in Wiltshire.

  • Donald McCain

    Donald McCain

    Donald McCain took over the licence from his legendary father, Donald Senior ('Ginger'), in 2007, and trained a Cheltenham Festival winner in his first season, when Cloudy Lane won the Kim Muir Chase. Whiteoak won at the Festival the following year, while Peddler's Cross maintained the yard's progress when winning at the Festival two years later. Overturn then completed the treble of the Scottish Champion Hurdle, the Northumberland Plate and the Galway Hurdle, all in 2010. Ballabriggs then supplemented Donald's father's four wins in the Grand National when taking the 2011 running of the world's greatest steeplechase and, since teaming up with possible Champion Brian Hughes, the stable continues to go from strength to strength. Donald is based in Cholmondeley, Cheshire.

  • James Ferguson

    James Ferguson

    James Ferguson, son of renowned bloodstock agent, John, has enjoyed an excellent start to his training career. He gained valuable experience with top trainers Sir Mark Prescott and Jessica Harrington, and his first full season in 2020 resulted in a healthy strike-rate of over 20%. James is based in Newmarket.

  • Mark Johnston

    Mark Johnston

    Mark Johnston holds the record for having trained the most winners in British horseracing history. Based in Middleham in North Yorkshire, Mark has trained over 100 winners each season since 1994, and has trained over 200 winners nine times since 2008. Mark has trained the likes of Shamardal, Attraction, Double Trigger, and more recently Dee Ex Bee, Sir Ron Priestley, Raffle Prize, and Rainbow Rebel (for Owners Group). Mark is renowned for training tough and genuine horses, and Ben Curtis, Joe Fanning and Franny Norton share most of the rides.

  • Iain Jardine

    Iain Jardine

    Iain Jardine is one of Britain's most successful dual-purpose trainers, and is based at Len Lungo's former stables in Carrutherstown in Dumfries, Scotland. Iain has enjoyed consistent success over Jumps and on the Flat in the past ten years, especially with Ebor winner Nakeeta, hurdler Bedrock, and Listed winner Orlaith. Iain's best season on the Flat came in 2017, when he trained 52 winners in a season.

  • Ben Pauling

    Ben Pauling

    Ben Pauling trains from his picturesque yard in the heart of the Cotswolds (Bourton-on-the-Water). Ben, a former assistant trainer to Nicky Henderson, has enjoyed an excellent start to his training career, and has already chalked up two Cheltenham Festival winners, courtesy of Willoughby Court (2017) and La Breuil (2019).

  • Charlie Fellowes

    Charlie Fellowes

    Charlie Fellowes has spent time in Australia with Lee Freedman, as well Nicky Henderson and more recently James Fanshawe, before setting up in Newmarket on his own in 2014. Charlie has enjoyed consistent success since then. Charlie has won Pattern races with former handicappers Mia Tesoro and Carolinae, as well as achieving great success around the globe with Prince Of Arran, who has been placed in the last two Melbourne Cups. Charlie is based in the beautiful setting of Bedford House on Newmarket's Bury Road.

  • Charlie Hills

    Charlie Hills

    Charlie Hills trains from his Faringdon Place stables in Lambourn. Charlie is part of the famous Hills racing dynasty, being son to renowned retired trainer, Barry, who is also father to the successful jockeys Michael and Richard. Charlie has tasted success at the highest level, despite only taking over the licence from his father in 2011. His biggest wins have come courtesy of Battaash, Chriselliam, Just The Judge, Muhaarar and Phoenix Of Spain. Kieran Shoemark rides as the yard’s stable jockey.

  • Fergal O'Brien

    Fergal O'Brien

    Fergal O'Brien trains from his base in the heart of the Cotswolds. Fergal gained valuable experience when based with Captain Tim Forster and then Nigel Twiston-Davies, before setting up as a trainer in his own right in 2011. Fergal has made a big impact in a short space of time since moving to England and more recently to the impressive Ravenswell Farm, which should help him and his team to achieve even greater success in the years ahead.

  • Furnace Mill Stud

    Furnace Mill Stud

    Furnace Mill Stud was founded over forty years ago and is set in 120 acres of beautiful countryside, on the edge of the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire. It is run by former English cricketer David Brown, his wife Trish and their granddaughter, Emily. The Browns have a rich history in horseracing and have bred countless high-class winners, including renowned sprinter, Bolshoi, who won the Kings Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and eight other races.

  • James Fanshawe

    James Fanshawe

    James Fanshawe trains from his historic Pegasus Stables in Newmarket. James has enjoyed a highly successful career and his thoughtful and patient approach has seen him nurture some of the most talented horses of their generation, including multiple Group 1 winners Soviet Song and The Tin Man. Pegasus Stables is steeped in history and James and wife Jacko's hospitality is second to none.

  • Kevin Philippart de Foy

    Kevin Philippart de Foy

    Kevin Philippart de Foy has made an extraordinary start to his training career, having only taken out his license at the end of last year. Kevin, who is originally from Belgium, has learnt his trade with some of the biggest names in racing. He spent time with John Oxx in Ireland and was involved in the career of the great Sea The Stars. He then headed to France to join the legendary Criquette Head (Treve), before settling in Newmarket, where he worked for multiple Group One winning trainer James Fanshawe for five years. Kevin's yard is positioned at the foot of Warren Hill in Newmarket and boasts first-class facilities.

  • Kirtlington Stud

    Kirtlington Stud

    Kirtlington Stud is set in 345 acres of fabulous limestone brash, which is great ground for raising young horses. The Stud was founded in 1939 at Park Farm, Kirtlington, where Derby winners Morston and Blakeney were bred by Arthur Budgett, father of current Stud manager, Chris. Kirtlington Stud was purpose built by Chris in 1990 in the heart of Oxfordshire and its design is flawless, allowing the best possible care for mares and youngstock. Recent Group winners to be raised at Kirtlington include Aussie Rules, Harbinger, Ribbons, Dandino and Sir Percy.

  • Sir Mark Prescott

    Sir Mark Prescott

    Sir Mark Prescott began training in 1970, and is Newmarket's longest-standing trainer. Based at Heath House below Warren Hill, Sir Mark only trains a small team of 50 horses, yet they usually enjoy remarkable consistency. Sir Mark enjoys plundering big handicaps, but has also masterminded the careers of sprinters Pivotal and Marsha, as well as stayers Foreign Affairs and Pallasator. Sir Mark also achieved Group 1 success with Albanova, Alborada, Hooray and Confidential Lady. Sir Mark has demonstrated his masterful knowledge of the Racing Calendar in the to win seven races in 18 days with Masafi, and six races in 13 days with Fall In Line. The prolific Luke Morris and Ryan Tate are stable jockeys at Heath House.

  • Warren Greatrex

    Warren Greatrex

    Warren Greatrex trains from the historic Rhonehurst Stables in Lambourn, Berkshire. Warren was based at Rhonehurst when assistant trainer to Oliver Sherwood and he has returned as trainer following its recent purchase. Warren has enjoyed an excellent start to his training career and he has already trained a Cheltenham Festival winner.

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