I’ve been involved in the racehorse industry for most of my life, whether as a trainer or professional jockey, meaning horseracing is of course my absolute passion – I live and breathe training winning racehorses! Having written a blog this month about what makes a winning racehorse (link), this led me to think about some of the horseracing legends that have graced the track over the years.
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Having been a racehorse trainer for many years now, with several winning racehorses under my belt, as well as being a former professional jockey, one could say I’m an expert in what makes a great racehorse.
Owning a racehorse can be a fantastic investment, and of course training racehorses is my absolute passion. A major goal for 2014 is to increase the number of racehorses in training at my ultra-modern facility in Pulborough, West Sussex, where I currently have racehorse training stables available. I want to extend my horseracing client base and my string so that I can train more winning racehorses.
Last year saw some real racehorse training career highlights for me, but most notable of all achievements was the increasing success of 4 year-old grey gelding Echo Brava, who has now won his fourth race, having run just 18 during his career to date.
Echo Brava finished 2013 on a high, securing a win at Lingfield Park, ridden by Ross Atkinson, before making a sterling start to the year with a win at Kempton Park, ridden by Serena Brotherton.
Luke can now train more horses with more boxes available. The facilities remain the same but now is the time for the yard to expand.
The yard is a hive of activity, excitement and relief with the news that American Spin is staying with us all. All the horses are at their peak level of fitness and holding their soundness, condition and temperament so we are expecting more winning results.