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John Best

On leaving school John went to work in a local point to point yard and immediately became hooked on racing. He later decided to train both his own and pointers for other owners. In 1997, some of his owners persuaded ...
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Karen Jewell

Prior to joining the Eyehorn Farm team, Karen Jewell was assistant to Linda Jewell at Southfield Stables in Sutton Valence. It had always been Karen’s long-term ambition to become a trainer in her own right and moving to Eyehorn Farm ...
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Tom Clover

Tom – and his family – have been around horses most of their lives. He rode in point-to-points as a young man and, after gaining a diploma from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, started out as a pupil assistant ...
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Nicky Richards

Nicky Richards It was never going to be easy following a legend of the status of Gordon W Richards, but One Man’s trainer would be proud if he could look down on the consistent achievements of his son Nicky since ...
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Oliver Sherwood

Oliver has been a constant around Lambourn for many years, initially as assistant trainer to Fred Winter when he was also a highly-accomplished amateur rider, but for the past 30 years as trainer at Rhonehurst stables. Consistency has been the ...
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Ian Williams

If there is an all-year-round trainer on our books it has to be Ian Williams. Son of a trainer, Billy Williams, he initially showed little sign of wanting to follow the parental profession but then aged 18 had second thoughts ...
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Brian Meehan

Irish-born Brian, son of a veterinary surgeon, has been around the training game for a long time, indeed it was as far back as 1993 that he took out his first licence from a yard in Lambourn following six years ...
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William Knight

William Knight will be making a big step at the start of the 2020 season. After 14 years’ training in the peaceful surroundings of the Angmering Park estate, home and training base of the late Lady Anne Herries, William is ...
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Warren Greatrex

Some trainers are unflappable when they have a winner. Others get excited. And then there’s Warren Greatrex! When Cole Harden gave him the first of what we’re sure will be many Cheltenham Festival winners he simply broke down under the ...
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Micky Hammond

Micky Hammond first came to prominence as a jump jockey with the shrewd Reg Akehurst back in the 1980’s and much of the old master’s skills have stayed with him during a 30-year training career, initially in the south, but ...
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Kim Bailey

Kim Bailey has been training and winning big races for more than 40 years. Son of jumps trainer Ken, he furthered his education under the great Fred Rimell and Tim Forster. His career has defied gravity in that after its ...
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Hughie Morrison

Since starting training almost two decades ago Hughie Morrison has been almost like a metronome. Generally, his Berkshire stable has typically collected around 45 Flat wins worth £600,000 or thereabouts in prizemoney. His carefully-selected jumpers, often home-breds starting in bumpers, ...
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Fergal O’Brien

The 2019-20 season might have seemed almost a routine further step up the ladder for the Fergal O’Brien stable, but in fact it was considerably more than that. Having been closely allied, first as assistant trainer for many years, and ...
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Charlie Longsdon

Charlie Longsdon. Charlie Longsdon has more than a little in common with another of our trainers, Ben Pauling. Like Ben he was a former assistant trainer to Nicky Henderson, just vacating that role when Ben was moving into position, to ...
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Ali Strong

Ali Stronge, with her husband, former jump jockey Sam, himself son of NH rider Robert, has been gradually upgrading their joint-purpose yard near Lambourn. They have deservedly earned the reputation of getting the best out of their generally modestly-priced horses ...
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Ben Pauling

It is hard to believe that Ben Pauling has held a trainer’s licence since 2013. He has certainly not stood still since ending those six years as assistant trainer to Nicky Henderson, one of many to learn at the feet ...
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