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 Hunt races with his biggest win to date coming in the 2012 Coral Welsh National with Monbeg Dude. The Mike Tiddall owned horse who also give Scudamore his debut as a trainer in the Aintree showcase in 2014.
Winner of the 2012 Coral Welsh National with Monbeg Dude
Previous to training racehorses, Michael was a keen rugby player. He played for Gloucester Academy and Wales U19 which included a Five Nations tournament with England, France, Ireland and Italy and a World cup in Paris so it’s easy to see why he gets on so well with Mike Tindall.
Michael took over the trainers licence from his grandfather following a season as an amateur jockey, winning 4 races. On 30th May he saddled his first winner; Directa’s Digger on the flat at Haydock. On 25th August he saddled his first national hunt winners at Huntingdon, a double, with Dark Energy and Fourpointone.
No doubt Michael is hoping to see his name alongside his grandfathers on that famous Aintree winners board. His grandfather won the 1959 Grand National onboard Oxo and rode in 16 consecutive Nationals, managing to add a second and third place to his win.
No profile of Michael would be complete without mentioning the achievements of this father Peter Scudamore. Although Peter never won a Grand National he did win four Welsh Nationals and a brace of Scottish Nationals, not to mention the 1,678 career wins he enjoyed as one of the best National Hunt jockeys his country has ever seen.
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