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 -
some would say world racing, and no wonder. The place is steeped in a rich racing history,
and the facilities remain unrivalled.
Newmarket got off to a great start in 2011 with Henry Cecil bagging his 25th Classic with the great FRANKEL
winning the Qipco 2000 Guineas by 6 lengths, ridden by Tom Queally and owned by Khalid Abdulla,
and the Mahmood Al Zarooni trained BLUE BUNTING taking the 1000 Guineas
ridden by Frankie Dettori for Sheik Mohammed.
William Haggis then scooped the Investec Oaks with DANCING RAIN ridden by Johnny Murtagh.
Champions Day at Ascot was very successful for Newmarket trained horses with the
for trainer Henry Cecil and jockey Tom Queally. The season was nicely rounded off with MASKED MARVEL
(William Buick) taking the St Leger for trainer John Gosden and ZUIDER ZEE triumphing in the November Handicap ridden by Robert Havlin, also trained by John Gosden.
2012 has so far been a quiet year for Headquarters with most of the Classics going to Ireland, but
FRANKEL is still flying the flag for us, and his reappearance at Newbury in the Lockinge was eagerly awaited.
He proceeded to win convincingly by 5 lengths, ridden as usual by Tom Queally. Newmarket had a good crop of winners at Royal Ascot and FRANKEL once again emphasised his superiority by winning the Queen Anne by
11 lengths, and John Gosden and William Buick scored a remarkable treble on day four
of the meeting. In August, FRANKEL impressively took the Juddmonte Stakes at York,
making it 13 out of 13 straight wins. . September has so far seen a Newmarket winner
of the St Leger -
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 2013 race meetings can be found on the Race Fixtures page on this site.