INTRODUCTION BY MARK TOMPKINS
I am pleased to be involved with the Newmarket Trainers Website, and hope it will be a good source of information for Internet users all over the world. Newmarket, is, after all, the Head Quarters of British Racing -
Newmarket is off to a flying start in 2015 with PRINCE BISHOP (William Buick) taking the very valuable
Dubai World Cup for Saeed Bin Suroor. The eight-
Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, who has donated the $6 million prize to an autism charity.
The Derby has also gone to Newmarket -
ridden by a delighted Frankie Dettori cruised past the field to score cosily.
Royal Ascot yielded some big race wins for Newmarket trainers, including GOLDREAM in the Kings Stand,
trained by Robert Cowell, ridden by Martin Harley, GM HOPKINS in the Royal Hunt Cup, trained by John Gosden, ridden by Ryan Moore, TRIP TO PARIS in the Gold Cup, trained by Ed Dunlop, ridden by Graham Lee, and BALIOS, in the King Edward VII Stakes, trained by David Simcock & ridden by Jamie Spencer. GOLDEN HORN has since followed his Derby win with an easy victory in the Coral Eclipse at Sandown, again ridden by Frankie Dettori. POSTPONED (Andrea Atzeni) won the
King George IV at Sandown for Luca Cumani, and Glorious Goodwood gave us several good Group winners:-
BIG ORANGE (Goodwood Cup) for Michael Bell and Jamie Spencer, SHALAA (Richmond stakes) for
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori, GALILEO GOLD (Vintage Stakes) for Hugo Palmer and Dettori,
and MUTHMIR (King George Stakes) for William Haggas and Paul Hanagan.
Newbury saw another group success for William Haggas in the Hungerford Stakes with ADAY (Paul Hanagan),
and York yielded even more top class winners for Mr Haggas -
ridden by Graham Gibbons. 50/1 shot ARABIAN QUEEN scooped victory over the colts in the
Juddmonte International Stakes ridden by Sylvestre De Sousa and trained by David Elsworth. John Gosden has gone from strength to strength again this season, winnning the Arc De Triomphe with GOLDEN HORN (Frankie Dettori) and will be crowned Champion Flat Trainer shortly! Also at Longchamp, Robert Cowell took the Prix De L’Abbaye with GOLD DREAM (Martin Harley) and Hugo Palmer scooped the Prix De L’Opera with COVERT LOVE (Pat Smullen). More glory for John Gosden at Newmarket in the Middle Park Stakes with SHALAA (Frankie Dettori) and a welcome Group 1 victory for Peter Chapple Hyam with 33/1 shot MARCEL (Andrea Atzeni) in the Racing Post Trophy rounded off a successful season for Newmarket.
Potential owners have so many trainers to choose from here,
in just about every price bracket, and all have
use of the outstanding gallops, which continue to be so superbly maintained by
Mr.William Gittus, the Managing Director at Jockey Club Estates, and his Heath men.
There is no doubt that Newmarket is the Number One place to train racehorses,
and I am proud to chair the Newmarket Trainers Federation,
which represents so many people with so much talent.
To find out about racing at Newmarket, please ring 01638 663482 or follow this link http://www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk
A list of 2015 race meetings can be found on the Race Fixtures page on this site.