Deva Racing

Our trainers

David Cottin David 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.
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Dr. Richard Newland Dr. 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%.
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Donald McCain Donald grew up in a racing household; his father the legendary Ginger McCain trained 4 Grand National winners. He started his career as a jockey and rode some 40 winners. After giving up race riding Donald worked for Luca Cumani, Sir Michael Stoute and Oliver Sherwood as Assistant Trainer.
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Tom Dascombe Before 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.
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Jonjo O’Neill Jonjo 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.
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Olly Murphy From 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!
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Ian Williams In 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.
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Oliver Greenall At 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.
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Christian Williams In 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.
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Gordon Elliott Gordon Elliott began his racing career as a teenager, working for Tony Martin at weekends and during school holidays. Having taken out his amateur rider’s license at the age of 16, he went on to be a prolific rider both in the point-to-point field and on the racecourse.
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Sam Allwood Sam Allwood set up his training yard in 2010, training point to point horses, situated in the village of Ash Magna near Whitchurch, Shropshire. After a successful career as a point to point rider, riding 75 winners under both codes, Hunter chasing and pointing. In the summer of 2019 he gained his National Hunt Licence.
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