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…
Dessie Hughes was one of Ireland’s most established and skilled trainers who had success with many different horses, with Hardy Eustace being one of the most notable. Like a lot of other trainers, he started out as a jockey and won the 1977…
Willie Mullins commenced training in 1988 having worked as assistant to both his father, Paddy, and to Jim Bolger. He still rates his father as the biggest influence on his career. Based out of Closutton, Kilkenny, Ireland, his stable yard is…
It’s always going to be difficult when you decide to follow in your father’s footsteps, but it’s got to be a thousand times harder when your father is none other than the legendary Ginger McCain, trainer of the most famous horse in the…
Paul Nicholls, born in 1962, grew up in the village of Olveston near Bristol. From hunting and pony racing he went into full-time employment with horses at the age of 16 when he went to work at Dick Baimbridge's yard and started riding in local…
Nigel Twiston-Davies was born in May 1957 and rode as an amateur for six years for trainers which included Fred Winter, Kim Bailey, Richard Head and Fred Rimell. In 1981 he moved to the Cotswolds to begin his training, and in 1982 had his first…
National Hunt Racing is a difficult business at the best of times and without putting too fine a point on it, even more so for the women in the industry. Successful women in horse racing can almost be counted on one hand - Jenny Pitman, Henrietta…
As both jockey and trainer Jonjo O'Neill has reached virtually every height this great sport has to offer, along the way overcoming adversity, including beating cancer.
He has held a dual-purpose licence since 1986 and was based in Penrith…
Having trained over 2000 winners, including being the first to train 50 winners at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, Nicky Henderson, the three times champion trainer, needs no introduction to those who are keen National Hunt racing enthusiasts.
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