Biddestone Racing Trainers
St Gatien Cottage Stables, Newmarket, CB8 8HP
As Charlie says, it is very seldom that people can say they are honestly living the dream, and clichéd as he feels it may sound, he believes that he is lucky enough to be one of those people. From the age of six, he started to develop an infatuation with the magical combination of intense competition and nature at its magisterial best. Charlie has been fortunate to work with some of the great horsemen of our time, as stints with the likes of James Fanshawe, Lee Freedman and Nicky Henderson....
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In training with Charlie Fellowes: Wise Fox
Weathercock House Stables, Lambourn, Berkshire
Richard Hughes was one of the country's most popular jockeys and twice Champion jockey (2011 & 2013) before his decision to retire from race riding to concentrate on his training career following the Glorious Goodwood meeting in 2015....
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In training with Richard Hughes: Paco's Angel, Big Brave Bob & Lawman Colt
Eve Johnson Houghton
Woodway, Blewbury, Oxon, Oxfordshire, OX11 9EZ
Eve started training in 2007 and had a flying start with 22 winners and has continued on an upward curve ever since, consolidating her position as not only a leading lady trainer, but a leading trainer. Following a tremendous 2016 season, which culminated in Accidental Agent winning the valuable Tattersalls October Auction Sales race, and Scarlet Dragon winning the Old Rowley Mile, 2017 has been another breakthrough season for Eve......Click here to find out more about Eve Johnson Houghton.
In training with Eve Johnson Houghton: Camomile Lawn & Acclamation Filly
Lower Coombe Stables, Angmering Park, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 4EX
Since starting out on his own in 2006, William has built up a professional operation at the historic Angmering Park. There have been over 250 winners - including successes at Group 2, Group 3 and Listed level.
2016 was William's second best ever year in terms of both winners and prize money, when Secret Art was the yard's highest earner in 2016, winning the Coral Challenge Handicap at Sandown in July, for which he picked up £43k. Royal Reef was another star performer, having won 4 of his 8 races during 2016. 2017 has been another great season for William...Click here to find out more about William Knight.
In training with William Knight: Champs Elysees Filly
Manton Estate, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PN
Brian set a benchmark for others in the profession to aspire to in years to come when bookending his first season at Manton by winning two of the world’s most valuable races, the Dubai Duty Free in the Middle East and Breeders’ Cup Turf in the USA, the double yielding staggering prizemoney of £2,777,688 It was an achievement recognised with the coveted ‘International Trainer of the Year’.In between that magnificent twin triumph, he registered a fine season on the domestic front, highlighted by David Junior’s win in the Group 1 Coral Eclipse at Sandown in mid-summer......
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In training with Brian Meehan: Fastar & Alhebayeb Colt
Upper Yard, Grange Hill Farm, Nr. Cheltenham, Glos.
Fergal is ideally located close to Cheltenham in the heart of the Cotswolds. It promises to be great fun with this up-and-coming and popular trainer, who enjoyed a fantastic last season (2016/17) with 60 winners and prize money in excess of £600,000, including Midlands National winner Chase The Spud, Gr.3 Heroes Handicap Hurdle winner Lord Of The Island, 4-time and Gr.2 novice hurdle winner Colin's Sister and 3-time bumper and Listed winner Cap Soleil.....Click here to find out more about Fergal O'Brien.
In training with Fergal O'Brien: Benny's Bridge
Kremlin Cottage Stables, Newmarket, CB8 7DP
Hugo grew up in the Scottish borders and learnt to ride at a very young age. Before becoming a trainer Hugo spent time working for Cheveley Park Stud and John Warren at Highclere Stud. He was assistant to Patrick Chamings, and then spent 3 seasons as Hughie Morrison’s assistant trainer. After 5 years as a UK assistant it was Hugo’s good fortune to secure a job in Australia with Gai Waterhouse during which time the team won 8 Group 1’s...... Click here to find our more about Hugo Palmer.
In training with Hugo Palmer: Harbour Watch x Irtahal Gelding
Saffron House Stables, Hamilton Rd, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 0NY
Through the 1920s and 1930s, George's great grandfather trained a string of around 40 horses each year. It was the era of steam trains and horses were loaded at Newmarket Station before being transported to racecourses up and down the country. Both of George’s grandfathers were involved in the sport, too. One was a starter before serving in the army, the other owned point-to-point horses. Was it ever in doubt, then, that George would develop a burning passion for racehorses?
In George’s words, he “always rode” – and that led him to a point-to-point racing in which he enjoyed a cluster of winners in the saddle. At the same time, he was gaining valuable experience working for Paul Nicholls.... Click here to find out more about George Scott.
In training with George Scott: Bella Ferrari & Foxwedge Filly
Kremlin House Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk
Roger took over the reins at Kremlin House Stables in February 2011 on the retirement of his mentor and boss of 10 years, Michael Jarvis. His record following three seasons with a license makes for impressive reading with almost 50 Stakes winners already on the board, including eight at Group 1 level.
Each season has been better than the last for Roger and 2014 saw the team amass over £3million in prize money at home and abroad, including four at Group 1 level.... Click here to find out more about Roger Varian.
In training with Roger Varian: Golden Slam, Character Witness & Australia Colt