Mark JohnstonMark Johnston became the winning most trainer in British racing history when he saddled his 4,194th winner in August 2018, passing the record of 4,193 held by Richard Hannon Senior. Then he broke yet another record on November 18th 2019, when he sent out his 244th winner of the year, beating the record for the most winners in a British season - Flat or Jumps!
Nicky Henderson OBEFive-time Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson needs little to no introduction. Nicky took out his trainers license in 1978, having been assistant to Fred Winter, before moving to the now infamous Seven Barrows in 1992. Nicky has a formidable Cheltenham Festival record, having sent out no less than 60 festival winners, 7 of which have come from the Champion Hurdle.
Paul Nicholls OBEPaul Nicholls has been champion trainer eleven times, has trained upwards of 3,100 winners, 125 of them at Grade 1 level, and has won many of the races that matter most in the calendar including four Gold Cups, a Grand National, ten Tingle Creeks and the King George V1 Chase an astonishing eleven times.
Archie WatsonArchie Watson has spent his whole life around thoroughbreds. He grew up near Lambourn, the Valley of the Racehorse, and started riding out at the yard of Charlie Morlock as soon as he was old enough. After holiday stints with Alan King and Paul Webber and a summer with Graham Motion in the USA, his heart was already set on training racehorses.
David CottinDavid Cottin commenced his training career in Chantilly, near Paris and in Lion-d’Angers in western France in September 2017. A former three-time champion jockey in France, with 13 Group 1 wins and a total of 732 wins as a professional jockey, David possesses a wealth of horsemanship.
Dr. Richard NewlandDr. Richard Newland is best known for his handling of the 2014 Grand National winner Pineau De Re, but it has been the shrewd placing of his string and an uncanny ability to improve horses that has seen his training career soar to new heights. Dr Newland enjoyed a career-best 53 winners during the 2018/19 jumps season at a phenomenal strike rate of 24%.
Tom DascombeBefore accepting the offer from Michael Owen and Andrew Black to take over as trainer at Manor House Tom had already made a name for himself in the training field. He began his career as a jump jockey with Martin Pipe. His time there was well spent and Tom reckons he learned more in five years with Mr Pipe than he would have achieved in 15 years elsewhere.
Jonjo O’NeillJonjo O’Neill continues to enjoy one of the most successful careers in horseracing. As a jockey and dual-purpose trainer he has reached virtually every height this great sport has to offer, along the way overcoming adversity, including beating cancer. Through all of this, his love of horseracing, his affinity with horses and thirst for success has never changed.
Olly MurphyFrom an early age Olly’s future lay in the racing industry. Originally Olly’s ambitions were in the saddle. He attended Pony Club, hunted and led his Mum’s string, before riding in point-to-points and progressing to riding as an amateur under rules. He rode 30 winners before he inevitably outgrew his breeches!
Ian WilliamsIn the early 90’s, Ian spent 6 months with Martin Pipe at Pond House before joining Francois Doumen at Chantilly in France. His time there coincided with a golden age for the yard with The Fellow landing a couple of King George’s as well as the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Oliver GreenallAt the age of 33, Oliver is a licensed trainer for both flat and national hunt, having trained point to point for 6 seasons and now is in his 3rd season with a full license. Oliver previously gained a vast amount of experience in the racing industry, not least five years employment at Mick Easterby’s yard and a short spell with Sir Mark Prescott.
Christian WilliamsIn November 1982 Christian was born into a family where involvement with horses was a way of life and it wasn't long before he had ridden his first winner between-the-flags as a young man. Ever since Christian Williams has dedicated his life to horse racing.