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

Henry de Bromhead

Henry de Bromhead has around 50 horses in training at his yard in Knockeen, Ireland. One of the most successful horses to come out of the yard to date is the impressive Sizing Europe, winner of the Irish Champion Hurdle, Arkle Trophy, Queen…

Peter Maher

When asked his profession Peter Maher simply replied “horses”. The trainer admits he’s happy to turn his hand to “anything that turns a buck” - breaking horses, training for point-to-points and buying and selling. Maher has 10 horses…

Nicky Richards

Nicholas Richards, born in 1956, is a British racehorse trainer specialising mainly in National Hunt racing. Based out of his stables at Greystoke, near Penrith, Cumbria, he began his career as a jockey and was British champion amateur flat…

Enda Bolger

Seven time point to point champion Enda Bolger is a renowned Limerick-based trainer who has had incredible success with cross-country races especially with Garde Champetre in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. In…

Henrietta Knight

Earlier this year, on 24th May 2012, Henrietta Knight announced her retirement from training but has managed to still keep herself as busy as ever and now takes horses in for pre training and specialist jumping education. Any of the horses that…

Ted Walsh

Ted Walsh is most famous these days for his 2000 Grand National win with Papillon, trained by himself and ridden by his son Ruby. His victory by one and a half lengths from Mely Moss, was the winning debut in the National for Ruby and was also…
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Fred Rimell

Fred Rimell is one of steeplechasing’s all time greats, having won four jump jockey’s championships and trained four National winners – E.S.B. (1956), Nicolaus Silver (1961), Gay Trip (1970) and Rag Trade (1976). The first time he entered…
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Vincent O’Brien

No man has dominated horseracing to the extent that Irish trainer Vincent O’Brien has done. Born in Clashgannif, Churchtown, County Cork on the 9 April 1917, he is one of the few people in sport who can truthfully be referred to as a legend,…

Sir Michael Stoute

In 2009 Sir Michael Stoute became the first trainer to land a 1-2-3 finish in Ascot’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes when Conduit, Tartan Bearer and Ask romped home making a clean sweep of the placings and netting the connections…