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 -
2014 began with the Saeed Bin Suroor trained AFRICAN STORY (Sylvestre De Sousa)
winning the Dubai World Cup in Meydan for Sheik Mohammed, and John Ryan taking the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster with OCEAN TEMPEST (Adam Kirby) John Gosden flew the flag for Newmarket at the Curragh, winning the Irish 2000 Guineas with KINGMAN, (James Doyle). The same trainer has also won The Oaks and The King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes with TAGHROODA, (Paul Hanagan). Royal Ascot yielded a bumper crop of winners for Headquarters, including KINGMAN, THE FUGUE, EAGLE TOP & RICHARD PANKHURST (John Gosden, William Buick), INTEGRAL, CANNOCK CHASE & TELESCOPE (Sir Michael Stoute, Ryan Moore), RIZEENA (Clive Brittain, Ryan Moore) CURSORY GLANCE (Roger Varian, Adrea Atzeni)
KINGMAN won The Sussex Stakes (John Gosden, James Doyle) and SULTANINA took
the Nassau Stakes (John Gosden, William Buick). MUKHADRAM won the Coral Eclipse
(William Haggas, Paul Hanagan), while the last Classic, the St Leger was won
by KINGSTON HILL(Roger Varian, Andrea Atzeni)
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.
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.