This category contains information on Grand National trainers past and present.

Dr Richard Newland

Dr Richard Newland is a former NHS GP who’s turned his hand to turning out some smart winners on the racecourse. Despite having a small string of runners, just twelve of them and most of which cost £10,000 or less, Newland’s strike rate…

Michael Scudamore

Michael Scudamore has held a training license for six years, taking over the yard at Eccleswall Court from his Grandfather, Michael senior in 2008. Over the last five seasons he has sent out over 485 runners with over 40 winners in National…

Kim Bailey

Kim Bailey has been training racehorses since 1979, so with 35 years in the training game it’s no wonder that he’s notched up a few winners. Back in the nineties his horses won all of the major races including the 1990 Grand National with…
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Sue Smith

On April 6th 2013, race horse trainer Sue Smith, became only the third female in history to train the winner of the Grand National when 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore claimed the Aintree spectacular, with National debut jockey Ryan Mania on board. A…

Philip Hobbs

Philip Hobbs, born in 1955, is the son of Tony Hobbs who had a permit to train for many years, breeding several good horses to run in the family colours. Unlike many trainers who went into the industry at a very young age, Hobbs opted to…

Venetia Williams

Venetia Williams has well and truly made her mark on British horse racing, firstly in 1988 when she became the eighth woman to ride in the Grand National and secondly, and most prominently, in 2009 when she became only the second woman, after…

Alan King

Born into a farming family in 1966, Alan King developed a love for the racing game. Over the years he took that passion further and that led to him gaining his first big break in racing when landing a job in former trainer David Nicholson's…

Richard Lee

Trainer Richard Lee is based in North Herefordshire where is his specialist stable has a reputation for curing horses with chronic leg problems. Richard is also widely recognised as an authority on Equine Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhaging. The…

Gordon Elliott

The 2007 Grand National proved that age, experience and reputation are not precursors for success, when Gordon Elliott, a novice trainer who had not yet had a single winner in his homeland of Ireland, won the steeplechase with 33-1 shot Silver…