7 Sep 2018

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Horse Trainer Directory is a free resource featuring a comprehensive list of Horse Trainer Websites, Blogs, Twitter & Facebook Pages for National Hunt & Flat Racing. Take advantage of this primary source of data by clicking our ‘Quick Buttons’ to detail all the latest news. You will not find this information anywhere else. Why listen to the whispers when this comes straight from the horse’s mouth?

With our website going ‘live,’ we've been amazed by the response with testimonials/feedback from horse trainers, journalists, racing fans & welfare groups among those who have a love of everything equine.

What makes our website so impressive is the ease you can navigate 100s of resources with our user-friendly features. Three simple ‘Quick button’ allow access to trainers of both codes, including our latest development the ‘Track’ facility which highlights every racecourse website & twitter link so you need never miss a day’s racing, promotions or news.

Join the community spirit by exchanging links to your equine-related websites for free. Help support your favourite charities by telling us about their work, appeals & successes promoting racing welfare.  In addition, we have some wonderful deals for advertisers from a cool full page to a tiny chilled-out text link.               

Don’t waste time searching the Internet high & low when the Horse Trainer Directory is the easiest way to keep you in the know. With regular updates, you won’t miss a stride because we’ve gone the extra furlong. 



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27 Aug 2018

Visit James Fanshawe's Website At HTD

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James Fanshawe has become one of the most familiar and respected figures on the British Turf – this tall, slim, bespectacled fellow who has given new energy and life to a stable steeped in history. In his unassuming way, however, James Fanshawe remains ever ambitious to build upon that status with new stars for every discipline.


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Contact details: Pegasus House, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7DJ


Tel: 01638 664525 



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The History of Pegasus Stables

Newmarket’s enduring monument to Fred Archer, greatest and most tragic of all Victorian Jockeys, is Pegasus Stables, formerly known as Falmouth Lodge where James Fanshawe has trained since 1990. 

Fred Archer, a rather tall man, whose solemn expression gave him more the appearance of a bank clerk than the most powerful and fearless rider of the day, became engaged to Helen Rose Dawson at the age of 25 in 1882. In preparation for his marriage he built the mansion to which he gave the name of Falmouth House as a compliment to Viscount Falmouth, who held first claim on his services. Next door to his new home he built the then named Falmouth Lodge for the sum of £20,000, a huge amount of money at that time, in which he intended to train when his riding days were finished.

Fate, though, decided Archer would never have a string of horses in that yard. By 1886 he was desperately unhappy, despite riding as brilliantly as ever. Not only was he still inconsolable after the death of his young wife in childbirth two years earlier, but in addition to his mental anguish, he was enduring the excruciating physical agony of trying to maintain a racing weight. On 8th November 1886, he shot himself in Falmouth House, which was demolished in the 1960’s, during a fit of delirium. He was just 29, had been champion on 13 consecutive occasions, and ridden five Derby winners. In all he rode? classic winners.

Although he never trained in the stables he had built, Fred Archer did keep his hacks and carriage horses there. Much his favourite hack was Scotch Pearl, a grey mare who had retired from racing. During the early years of this century, a number of Newmarket people were adamant that they had seen the ghost of Fred Archer, riding across the Heath on his beloved Scotch Pearl, one of the first inmates of Pegasus Stables.

Following the death of Fred Archer, Falmouth Lodge, as it was still called, was the private stables of Sir John Blundell Maple, a Member of Parliament whose fortune came from his furniture emporium in Tottenham Court Road. Sir John Blundell Maple had a quick succession of trainers, as Percy Peck was in charge of the 40 odd horses in 1894 and 1895, John Day in 1896, and then Willie Waugh until the death of the owner in 1903. 

The best horse that Sir John Blundell Maple had in the yard was Nun Nicer. In 1898 Willie Waugh was responsible for that filly winning the 1,000 Guineas.

In between the world wars, and for a short time after the second, Falmouth Lodge was the quarters of Gordon Sadler. A member of a famous racing family, Gordon Sadler won no races of outstanding importance, though the stable was consistently successful over the years. 

With the retirement of Gordon Sadler in about 1950, the name of the yard was changed to Pegasus Stables, and it was taken over by Captain Robin Oates, who had spent three years with Noel Murless at Beckhampton after leaving the army. During the 12 years that he was at Pegasus, Captain Oates won many races with useful horses like Rough, Josephus and Jeanne Michelle. On Captain Oates departure for Sussex in 1962, Maurice Moroney, who had ridden over fences after serving his apprenticeship in Ireland, had a small string in the yard for two or three seasons. 

The association with Fred Archer was renewed after 82 years when Bill Watts commenced his training career at Pegasus Stables in 1968. Bill Watts is twice related to Archer, as one of his great-grandfathers, Charlie Archer, and one of his great-grandmothers Alice Pratt were brother and sister of the great jockey. Having obtained his first notable success with Our Ruby in The Oaks Trial at Lingfield in 1968, Bill Watts won the Royal Hunt Cup with Mr. Charles Engelhard’s Calpurnius in 1970, before going to Hurghill Lodge Stables at Richmond in Yorkshire at the end of that season. 

Another prominent trainer of the present time, Clive Brittain, embarked upon his first season with a licence at Pegasus Stable’s in 1972. Two years later he won the St. James’s Palace Stakes with Averof at Royal Ascot and then moved across Newmarket to the Carlburg establishment he continues to train to this day. 

Michael Jarvis, who had saddled many good winners while private trainer to Sir David Robinson, was at Pegasus for the season of 1977 and 1978. Most prestigious of the races won during those two years was the Ebor Handicap with Lady Beaverbrook’s Totowah. On leaving Pegasus, he went to the Kremlin Stable where he continued training until his sad death in 2011.

After leaving Lambourn Patrick Haslam took charge of Pegasus during the years 1979 – 1988. He trained the winners of 272 races – 259 on the flat and 13 over jumps. As was the case with Bill Watts the most important race he won from the yard was the1984 Royal Hunt Cup, when he sent out Hawkley to beat Teleprompter (bred next door to Pegasus Stables at Lord Derby’s Woodlands Stud). 

Since 1990 James Fanshawe has sent out many Group 1, 2 and 3 winners as well as two Champion Hurdle Winners which you can see from The Roll of Honour Page. 

James and Jacko Fanshawe have always been immensely proud of the history and the association with Fred Archer that Pegasus Stables has. They still feel he is very much part of the yard and their son Tom born in 1997 has as his second name Frederick in recognition of arguably the greatest jockey that ever lived. James sets high standards and asks himself if the great jockey were alive now would he want to ride the horses that currently fill boxes he built. 

When James took over the lease in December 1988 the yard was very run down having been let for so many years. He was able to purchase it in 1994 and set about the task to restore it to its former glory. The main yard, which houses the colts, has its original doors, which have been stripped, complete with original brass fittings. The cheaply 1960’s built breeze block yard has been replaced with a yard built to the same specifications as Fred’s original boxes. We chose to name the new stables the Falmouth Yard after Freds original choice of name. The most important aspect of these is the ventilation which was as vital for a horse’s well being in the nineteenth century as it is today. 

Every box at Pegasus is now in excellent condition and owners can rest assured that their horses are stabled and trained in the best possible environment.

Source: James Fanshawe website.


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''Why listen to whispers when this comes straight from the horse's mouth?''

Welcome to the one-stop shop where everything gallops. This resource details a comprehensive list of Horse Trainer Websites, Blogs & Twitter links for National Hunt & Flat racing. Take advantage of this primary source of data by clicking our ‘Quick Buttons’ to detail all the latest news. Why listen to the whispers when this comes straight from the horse’s mouth?

With our website going ‘live’ we've been amazed by the response with testimonials/feedback from horse trainers, journalists, racing fans & welfare groups amongst those who have a love of everything equine.

What makes our website so impressive is the ease you can navigate 100s of resources with our user-friendly features. Three simple ‘Quick button’ allow access to trainers of both codes, including our latest development the ‘Track’ facility which highlights every racecourse website & twitter link so you need never miss a day’s racing, promotions or news.

Come join the community spirit by exchanging links to your equine-related websites for free. Help support your favourite charities by telling us about their work, appeals & successes promoting racing welfare.  In addition, we have some wonderful deals for advertisers from a cool full page to a tiny chilled-out text link. Be spontaneous, imaginative with our brilliant new concept the Pop-Up Website for cutting-edge promotion.               

Don’t waste time searching the Internet high & low when the Horse Trainer Directory is the easiest way to keep you in the know. With regular updates you won’t miss a stride because we’ve gone the extra furlong. 



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18 Aug 2018

Visit Mick Channon Website At HTD

Mick Channon, Horse trainer,
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Since saddling his first runners in 1989 Mick Channon has established himself as one of the most successful in his profession and, after purchasing the historic West Ilsley Stables in 1999, he's been a regular top-six finisher in the British Flat Trainers' Championship.
He purchased his first horse, Cathy Jane, when he was at the height of his career as a professional footballer and the Bill Wightman trained filly landed the Brown Jack Stakes at Ascot in 1973.
It was the start of something Mick himself had no idea would escalate into one of the most highly-polished and successful training operations in the country.
Once football finished with Mick, his brother Philip and several of his close friends suggested he'd better "Get off his arse and stop feeling sorry for himself" and work out what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Having spent nearly twenty years as an owner-breeder, his hobby seemed to be the most logical option for his second professional career. So, after a struggle to secure a licence whilst Assisting John Baker in Devon and Ken Cunningham Brown in Hampshire, he eventually struck out alone with just ten horses in Lambourn in 1989. 
Mick is the first to admit that we all need a touch of luck and after only five years in the game one horse, in particular, provided a springboard to success. Piccolo took the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York in 1994, before going on to win the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot the following year.
The likes of the brilliant, but ill-fated Bint Allayl proved that Piccolo's exploits were no fluke and soon, the Lambourn operation grew to such an extent that it was time to move on. The opportunity to move to West Ilsley was fortuitous, but again fate granted a window of opportunity and from the famous old yard Mick cemented his reputation as a talented handler of juvenile fillies. Queen's Logic, Silca's Sister, Flashy Wings, Silca Chiave, Majestic Roi, Lahaleeb, Music Show and Nayarra have all proved high-class performers with Pattern successes to their names.
That is not to say Mick hasn't been able to reap a rich harvest of success with colts. The talented Tobougg, owned by Sheikh Ahmed, paved the way for other memorable Group 1 performers such as Imperial Dancer and the Jaber Abdullah-owned Zafeen.
In recent years, Youmzain was the stable's flagbearer, performing admirably in the World's premier middle distance events. Twice a winner at the top level, the Sinndar entire became a renowned Group 1 performer, three times finishing runner-up in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, as well as twice coming second in The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and Epsom's Coronation Cup. Youmzain was simply an inspirational horse. Costing £33,000, his career earnings totalled almost £4 million. As Mick insists, "You always have a chance."
Over half of the West Ilsley training string is represented by two-year-olds every year and Mick continues to unearth promising juveniles season upon season. Indeed, Queen's Logic, Zafeen, Nahoodh, Music Show and Malabar are examples of the top class horses sourced and developed at Hodcott, with hope springing eternal that several of our new team of juveniles can go on to emulate their feats of success at the highest level.
Samitar, bred by our close allies at Norman Court Stud was purchased by Gill Richardson and Mick for thirty-nine thousand guineas and went on to win the Albany at Royal Ascot as a juvenile before going on to achieve the ultimate.
Her victory in the Irish 1,000 Guineas in 2012 saw Mick finally realise his lifetime's ambition - he was a Classic Winner at long last.



Contact details: West Ilsley Stables, West Ilsley, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 7AE

Tel: +44 (0) 1635 281166
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''Why listen to whispers when this comes straight from the horse's mouth?''

Welcome to the one-stop shop where everything gallops. This resource details a comprehensive list of Horse Trainer Websites, Blogs & Twitter links for National Hunt & Flat racing. Take advantage of this primary source of data by clicking our ‘Quick Buttons’ to detail all the latest news. Why listen to the whispers when this comes straight from the horse’s mouth?

With our website going ‘live’ we've been amazed by the response with testimonials/feedback from horse trainers, journalists, racing fans & welfare groups amongst those who have a love of everything equine.

What makes our website so impressive is the ease you can navigate 100s of resources with our user-friendly features. Three simple ‘Quick button’ allow access to trainers of both codes, including our latest development the ‘Track’ facility which highlights every racecourse website & twitter link so you need never miss a day’s racing, promotions or news.

Come join the community spirit by exchanging links to your equine-related websites for free. Help support your favourite charities by telling us about their work, appeals & successes promoting racing welfare.  In addition, we have some wonderful deals for advertisers from a cool full page to a tiny chilled-out text link. Be spontaneous, imaginative with our brilliant new concept the Pop-Up Website for cutting-edge promotion.               

Don’t waste time searching the Internet high & low when the Horse Trainer Directory is the easiest way to keep you in the know. With regular updates you won’t miss a stride because we’ve gone the extra furlong. 



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14 Aug 2018

Visit Andrew Balding's Website At HTD

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Andrew Balding, Park House Stables,
As detailed by Wikipedia: Andrew Matthews Balding (born 29 December 1972) is a racehorse trainer based at Park House Stables, Kingsclere, near Newbury, Berkshire. 

Balding attended Caldicott School a boys preparatory school & Radley College a public school. He became a licensed trainer in January 2003, when he succeeded his father Ian Balding. 

His elder sister is Clare Balding. His maternal grandfather was the trainer Peter Hastings-Bass and his maternal uncle William Hastings-Bass, 17th Earl of Huntingdon, former trainer to Queen Elizabeth II. His maternal grandmother Priscilla Hastings is descended from the Earls of Derby. 

Balding has been married to his wife Anna-Lisa since 15 July 2005. The couple has two sons Jono and Toby, a daughter Flora and a boxer dog Tonto.

Notable horses trained by Andrew Balding include Casual Look, the winner of the Epsom Oaks in 2003. The win led to a very emotional post-race interview with his sister. In 2014, the Baldings' Park House Stables were visited by Irish President Michael D. Higgins as part of his State Visit to the UK. 

Visit Andrew Balding's website here. 

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Contact details: Park House Stables, Kingsclere, Newbury, RG20 5PY
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 298210 
Email: admin@kingsclere.com 


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''Why listen to whispers when this comes straight from the horse's mouth?''

Welcome to the one-stop shop where everything gallops. This resource details a comprehensive list of Horse Trainer Websites, Blogs & Twitter links for National Hunt & Flat racing. Take advantage of this primary source of data by clicking our ‘Quick Buttons’ to detail all the latest news. Why listen to the whispers when this comes straight from the horse’s mouth?

With our website going ‘live’ we've been amazed by the response with testimonials/feedback from horse trainers, journalists, racing fans & welfare groups amongst those who have a love of everything equine.

What makes our website so impressive is the ease you can navigate 100s of resources with our user-friendly features. Three simple ‘Quick button’ allow access to trainers of both codes, including our latest development the ‘Track’ facility which highlights every racecourse website & twitter link so you need never miss a day’s racing, promotions or news.

Come join the community spirit by exchanging links to your equine-related websites for free. Help support your favourite charities by telling us about their work, appeals & successes promoting racing welfare.  In addition, we have some wonderful deals for advertisers from a cool full page to a tiny chilled-out text link. Be spontaneous, imaginative with our brilliant new concept the Pop-Up Website for cutting-edge promotion.               

Don’t waste time searching the Internet high & low when the Horse Trainer Directory is the easiest way to keep you in the know. With regular updates you won’t miss a stride because we’ve gone the extra furlong. 





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11 Aug 2018

Visit Luca Cumani Website at HTD

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LUCA Cumani is one of British racing’s leading trainers, having enjoyed top-class success all over the world. Cumani has successfully overseen the careers of many great racehorses, achieving multiple Classic triumphs at home and abroad.Born and raised in Italy, racing was in his blood as the son of champion amateur jockey Elena and champion trainer Sergio Cumani. He followed in both of their footsteps emulating first his mother and then his father. He was drawn to England in the mid-1970’s obtaining the position of assistant trainer to Henry Cecil. 

Here Luca began a tie with Newmarket that exists to this day. He acquired the historic Bedford House Stables in 1976 in his own name and a ceaseless supply of winners has been the result. 

There have been a string of high points over the years. Cumani has twice won racing’s most prestigious race – the Derby at Epsom – with Kahyasi victorious in 1988 and High Rise a decade later. Commanche Run had earlier given Cumani a St Leger win, while among other Classic stars to have resided in the yard have been Barathea, Ensconse, Zomaradah and Gossamer. 

There are too many big-race successes to list but notably the Cumani team have tasted global success with brilliant performers such as Falbrav (Hong Kong Cup, Prix D’Ispahan, The Eclipse, The Queen Elizabeth II, Juddmonte International), Starcraft (Prix du Moulin, Queen Elizabeth II) and Alkaased (Japan Cup, Grand Prix de Saint Cloud). The Breeders’ Cup has not gone uncharted, either, with Barathea (Irish 1,000 Guineas, Queen Anne) proving an outstanding winner of the Mile in 1994. 

Cumani has registered important victories at all British racing’s major festivals with the tally of Royal Ascot triumphs now in double figures. Glorious Goodwood and York’s Ebor meeting have proved even better hunting grounds for him. The training operation of Luca and his wife Sara continues to be one of the most respected in European racing – and is likely to remain so for many seasons to come.

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Contact details: Bedford House Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7BX, UK,

Tel: +44 (0) 1638 665432
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4 Aug 2018

Top 5 British Jockeys of All Time

Henry Cecil & Lester Piggott
To be a successful jockey requires an iron discipline. Only few with a big passion for the sports manage to do so. They have to keep low weight and make their horse run as fast as possible. They also have to follow extreme diets before a big race.

Horse racing has always been a popular sport in the UK with a history that dates back to many centuries. It is considered as the second largest spectator sport in Great Britian. The Royal Ascot, the Grand National and the Cheltenham Festival are some of the big horse races in the UK.

With the coming month of March, Britian will see the arrival of a great Cheltenham Festival once again. It was revealed this January that 38 entries will be competing for the Gold Cup, which is the most famous race at the Cheltenham Festival. Already there is a great debate going on whether Sizing John will win the Gold Cup or whether Might Bite or Samcro will snatch the cup from the last year's winner. It would be difficult to say with any certainty about the winning prospects of any horse but it is sure to be a great race.

If you are a punter and your enthusiasm for the race is much more than an ordinary person, then the offers at Freebets might interest you. Here you will find everything about Cheltenham betting related so that it be your one-stop shop for the festival. From the finest free bets to great tips and enhanced odds, Freebets can give you all of that here. Whether it is the Supreme Novices' Hurdle or the Stayers Hurdle or the very famous Gold Cup, you will get the odds on all the races of the Cheltenham Festival.

As a punter, you should know that if your horse falls on the racing day you can avail from the money back offer of many bookmakers so that you won't lose your money in vain. While others are giving the Best Odds Guaranteed offer which means that if you take a price and the SP (Starting Price) is bigger, then you will get the pay at the bigger odds. For becoming a smart punter, you should look at all the offers that major bookmakers like Coral, Paddy Power, Betfair and Ladbrokes are offering, so that you can choose the best that suits your needs.

Below are the top 5 british jockeys of all time:

Lester Piggot:

The British jockey Lester Piggot began horse racing at the age of just ten years and winning his first race at 12 years of age. Horse racing was in his blood as both his father and grandfather were brilliant jockeys. During his incredible career, he claimed 4,493 wins making him one of the best jockeys of all time.

He was nicknamed as The Long Fellow because he was very tall for a jockey. He struggled to keep his weight down because of his height. He was the Champion Jockey who started a new style of race riding that was adopted by many all over the world.

Ryan Moore

The name of Ryan Moore in the list of best jockeys is a more recent entry. His father Gary L Moore was also a successful trainer and a jump jockey. His first wins came when he was 16, the time when he was starting to take up racing as a career. Though his mother believed that he might not make it in racing and had much better complete his studies. Ryan Moore however managed to include himself among the best jockeys winning the Champion Jockey for three times along with Champion Apprentice for one time.

Willie Carson:

Willie Carson was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1942. Mostly known as Willie, he won the British Champion Jockey five times. Not only that, he managed to win 17 British Classic Races along with passing the 100 winners in a season for an incredible 23 times. All that adds up to a stunning 3,828 wins that makes him one of the best jockeys of Great Britain.
He was apprenticed to Captain Gerald Arsmstrong in Yorkshire to know about the basics of his trade. His first victory came when he was just twenty years of age in 1962.

Walter Swinburn

Walter Swinburn also came from a horse racing background. He was born in Oxford and his father Wally Swinburn was the first Irish jockey ever who claimed 100 wins in a season.
He was nicknamed as the Choirboy. He continued his career for more than two decades. In the 1981 Epsom Derby, he rode his superstar horse Shergar and won the race by a record breaking ten lengths.

Brough Scott

Brough Scott is the grandson of 'Galloper Jack' Seeley, the war hero of the World War-I. Besides a great jockey, he is also known as a horse racing journalist and a television presenter. He has worked for both Channel 4 and ITV.
Brough Scott has the distinction of riding more than 100 winners which also include the Imperial Cup and the Mandarin Handicap Chase.