Based in the Vale of Glamorgan, Tim Vaughan is, for all intents and purposes, the new kid on the block when it comes to race horse training but that hasn’t stopped him making his mark on the industry with over 350 winners to date.
Vaughan has only had his training licence since the 2007/08 season and Tim Vaughan Racing was launched in the newly-designed and freshly-constructed Pant Wilkin stables on Gold Cup day in 2008. The 80-box yard boasts the outstanding facilities that are required in order to compete at the highest level.
Winner of the 2011 Scottish Grand National with Beshabar
Top-class facilities and staff are integral in the development of any racehorse in any grade, and Tim is confident that Pant Wilkin stables has established itself at the very top on both counts.
Every year since the number of winners has increased from a mere 14 in 07/08 to 91 in 10/11, followed by 102 in the 11/12 season, 85 in the 2012/13 season, 59 in the 13/14 season and all ready doing well in the 2014/15 season.
The biggest win of Vaughan’s training career to date, and the one that put him firmly on the map, is the 2011 Scottish Grand National when Beshabar romped home under the guidance of Grand National jockey Richard Johnson.
Beshabar was unlucky to pick up a minor injury just prior to the 2012 Grand National and it was intended that he would run in the 2013 renewal but was withdrawn at the declaration stages.
He ran Golan Way in the 2014 Grand National but he didn’t complete the course after falling at the Canal Turn on the first circuit.