Trainers

meet our trainers

Trainers

meet our trainers

Rebecca Menzies

Rebecca Menzies at rebeccamenziesracing.co.uk.

With no racing background or connections to fall back on, Rebecca has negotiated her way up the notoriously tricky horse racing career ladder at an impressive rate.

From stable lass, to racing secretary, to travelling head lass, to assistant trainer for Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival winning trainer Ferdy Murphy; it has been through drive and sheer determination that she now presides over her own impressive training establishment.

From her first training yard at Brandsby, formerly the home of Cheltenham Gold Cup winning trainer Peter Beaumont, Rebecca enjoyed three fruitful years as a fledgling in the ranks and quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with among a new generation of trainers.

When offered the chance to move to Howe Hill Stables in County Durham it was simply too good an opportunity to turn down. Formerly the home of hugely popular and successful dual purpose northern handler John Wade and boasting 100 boxes, the move to the state-of-the-art facility has enabled Rebecca and her ambitious team to push the operation on to the next level.

Horses in training

HorseYOFSex
Apache Canyon (IRE)2021
G
Million Thanks (IRE)2019G
Simba's Roar (GB)2020G
Kyber Crystal (IRE) 2019F
Agathon (IRE)2020C
Rock of Star (FR)2017G
Fortis Mulier (IRE)2020F

Training Facilities

  • Stables
  • All Weather Gallop
  • Round Sand Gallop
  • Turnout Paddocks
  • Turnout Pens
  • Schoolng Fences, Hurdles and Starting Stalls
  • Horse Walkers
  • Equine Spa & Theraplate
  • Transporation

Michael Wigham

Michael Wigham the trainer based in Newmarket just one of many on the Hamilton Road.

Horses in training

HorseYOFSex
L'Allier (FR)2019G
Beauvallon Bay (IRE)2016G
Adelabella (IRE)2020F
Chilled Out (IRE)2019G
King of War (GB)2019G
Alpine Stroll (GB)2018G
Etoile Brillante (IRE)2018F
Love is a Rose (GB)2020F
Last Outlaw (IRE)2021G

Training Facilities

  • Hamilton Stables have the capacity for over 70 racehorses in training.
  • Good safe turnout paddocks so the horses can unwind after exercise or a days racing.
  • Grass gallops on the Newmarket Heath & all weather gallops
  • Daily exercise on two horse walkers
  • Good range of schooling facilities at Newmarket
  • Turnout barn
  • Lunge pen
  • Horseboxes for transport.

John Wainwright

John Wainwright at johnwainwrightracing.co.uk.

John Wainwright is an experienced dual purpose racehorse trainer. He first started training at the age of 28 and has trained over 200 winners, His best horse was Vita Spericolata a group and 5 times listed winner. Other prolific winners include Beyond the Clouds, Tommy Smith, Catch the Cat and more recently Lock Jipp.

Along with wife and assistant trainer Fiona, John trains in Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, working to provide a happy environment for the horses in their charge and a welcome for all owners when visiting the yard. Both John and Fiona are happy to talk racing and horses having kept their operation to a size that enables them to give personal attention to horses and owners alike. John has enjoyed success at a very high level in the sport counting several winners at group level amongst his achievements.

You can follow John on Twitter.

Horses in training

HorseYOFSex
Sarceaux (FR)2017F
Victoria Legend (IRE)2021G
Eeetee (IRE)2018G
Boolamore Glory (IRE)2017G

Training Facilities

  • Details coming soon…

Henry Daly

Henry Daly at henrydaly.co.uk.

Henry has been training racehorses at Downton Hall stables since 1998. Henry is a horseman through and through; he had decided as a child that horses and racing were his future.

After leaving school he went to work on stud farms in America for 2 years, followed by a stint in Newmarket in the bloodstock and sales side of the industry. Henry did his training apprenticeship with Nick Gaselee and Paul Cole before working as an Assistant to Kim Bailey and then Tim Forster.

During this time he rode as an amateur mostly in Point-to-Points but with one notable winner at Cheltenham!

In 1994 Henry help Tim Foster move his entire training operation to Downton Hall Stables helping to design and build the yard and the facilities. Since taking over in 1998 Henry has trained over 600 winners, which include 3 winners at the Cheltenham Festival, twice winning the Liverpool Hurdle, a Welsh National and winners of Grade 1 races at Ascot, Cheltenham, Liverpool, Aintree, Wetherby and Kempton.

Horses in training

HorseYOFSex
Near Dark (IRE)2016F
Irene's Pearl (IRE)2019F

Training Facilities

  • Details coming soon…

Gary Moore

More information here.

Details coming soon…

Horses in training

HorseYOFSex
Duke of Vienna (USA)2020G
Bishop's Glory (IRE)2020G
Pennsylvanie (FR)2019F

Training Facilities

  • Details coming soon…

Simon Hodgson

More information here.

Details coming soon…

Horses in training

HorseYOFSex
Juan Cool Dude (IRE)2020G
No Mean Feat (IRE)2019G
Lillies Succes (FR)2020F

Training Facilities

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Philip Kirby

Philip Kirby at philipkirbyracing.co.uk.

A qualified farrier by trade, Phil set out training in 2007 and in his first year with 4 horses became the seasons Leading Hunter Chase Trainer. He has since grown into one of the North’s leading trainers with a fantastic team behind him and some lovely horses past & present he has had the privilege of training. Holding a dual licence, the yard has enjoyed many listed and graded winners, both on the flat and over jumps.

Horses in training

HorseYOFSexProfile Page
Grand Style (FR)2020FProfile

Training Facilities

  • All Weather 6f Gallop – Including an oval & straight section with incline
  • Deep Sand 4f Round Gallop
  • Schooling Field
  • Enclosed Circular Sand Breaking-In Pen
  • All Weather Menage
  • Carpet Ride Track Around The Perimeter of The Farm
  • 100+ Acres of Grassland Paddocks
  • Starting Stalls, Full Range of Hurdles, Fences & Baby Fences
  • A custom built pub ‘The Green Oak’ in which to celebrate the winners with Owners after racing!

Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon at chrisgordonracing.co.uk.

Chris always wanted to work with horses ever since he was a young lad in the Pony Club. He started racing when he was 18 years old when he went to work for John and Anne Farrant and whilst there he trained his first Point to Point winner. Chris has always had very strong ties with the Point to Pointing world, with himself a prolific jockey. He was incredibly successful riding 150 winners and winning South East Area Champion seven times.

Chris has many strings to his bow and is well known within the showing world as well as racing. He has had the honour of judging at horse shows in the UK such as HOYS, Royal International and Royal Windsor.

Chris has such a passion and love for racing and his horses, with his career as a trainer going from strength to strength.

Horses in training

HorseYOFSexProfile Page
Getoverthathill (IRE)2017GProfile
ex Beepers Lass (IRE)2020GTBA

Training Facilities

  • The Yard – Traditional yard with small paddocks and pens for horses to be turned out as needed.
  • Gallops – At Morestead Farm Stables we have a 5 furlong woodchip gallop along with grass gallops up to a mile long.

Suzy Smith

Suzy Smith at suzysmithracing.com.

Suzy has built a great reputation for having a high strike rate of winners to runners and is well known for sourcing and developing young horses with winning potential.

Lower Coombe Stables is situated on Angmering Park Estate in West Sussex, one of the most stunning private sporting estates in the country with fantastic training facilities set in beautiful countryside.

Horses in training

HorseYOFSexProfile Page
Santorini Grey (IRE)2020GProfile

Training Facilities

Lower Coombe Stables really is a paradise for horses! It is set in the middle of the Angmering Park Estate a stunning, tranquil 6500-acre private Estate in the South Downs near Arundel. We have wonderful facilities initially developed in the early 1980’s by Lady Anne Herries who sent out Celtic Swing among others from this famous training ground.

  • Long Gallop
  • Wood Fibre Gallop
  • Grass Gallop
  • Schooling Grounds
  • Turnout paddocks
  • Other Facilities – We use our sand school for breaking, schooling, and teaching the horses to jump using poles. We also have a horse walker and a weighbridge.

Roger Fell

Roger Fell at nawtonracing.co.uk.

Year on year consistently producing winners, coupled with a fantastic owners experience.

Arthington Barn Stables is located just a few miles from Helmsley on the A170 Scarborough to Thirsk road in the village of Nawton. Set on the border of the North Yorkshire Moors, it is the perfect location to train racehorses. The facilities provide a tranquil setting which gives all our horses the best chance to achieve their potential. The perfect recipe for a successful racing yard!

The yard is a proven success and provides a winning platform which has been demonstrated over many years. Over 600 winners have been sent out from Arthington Barn in recent years and we are confident that there are many more winners to come.

Horses in training

HorseYOFSexProfile Page
Edwina Sheeran (IRE)2020F

Training Facilities

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To Be Allocated

Horses to be moved
HorseYOFSexAllocated Trainer
Kalima Jet (IRE)2020F
Blitz Spirit (IRE)2018F
Annie Nail (IRE)2017FHenry Daly
ex Sophie's Flame (IRE)2020GRebecca Menzies

Club’s Horse BHA Ratings

Last Updated: 11/06/2024
HorseYOFTrainer nameTurfAll - WeatherChase Hurdle
Adelabella2020Michael Wigham 58 (-)
Annie Nail 2017TBA--82 c (-)-
Alpine Stroll2018Michael Wigham 69 (-) ---
Apache Canyon2021Rebecca MenziesUnraced---
Beauvallon Bay2016Michael Wigham-- 93 c (-) 93 h (-)
Bishop's Glory 2020Gary Moore57 (-2) ---
Blitz Spirit 2018TBA68(-) --70 h (-)
Boolamore Glory2017John Wainwright---77 h (-)
Chilled Out2019Michael Wigham69 (-)---
Duke of Vienna2020Gary Moore 47 (-3) ---
EeeTee2018John Wainwright 79 (-2) ---
Etoile Brillante 2018Michael Wigham--- 76 h (-)
Getoverthathill2017Chris GordonUnraced---
Grand Style2020Philip Kirby 42 (-)---
Irene's Pearl2019Henry Daly1 Run---
Juan Cool Dude2020Simon Hodgson55 (-)---
Kalima Jet2020TBAUnraced
King of War2019Michael Wigham 70 (+1) ---
Kyber Crystal2019Rebecca Menzies 44 (-) ---
L'Allier2019Michael Wigham--- 101 h (-)
Love Is A Rose2020Michael Wigham 57 (-3) ---
Million Thanks 2019Rebecca Menzies 79 (-) ---
Near Dark2016Henry Daly2 Runs---
No Mean Feat2019Simon Hodgson-- 86 c (-) 86 h (-)
Pennsylvanie2019Gary Moore-- 91 c (-) 94 h (-)
Rock of Star2017Rebecca Menzies-- 107 c (-) -
Santorini Grey2020Suzy SmithUnraced---
Sarceaux2017John Wainwright--- 94 h (-)
Simba's Roar2020Rebecca Menzies2 Runs---
Victoria Legend2021John Wainwright----