It is very seldom that people can say they are honestly living the dream, and clichéd as it may sound, I am lucky enough to be one of those people. From the age of six, I started to develop an infatuation with the magical combination of intense competition and nature at its magisterial best.
I've been lucky enough to work with some of the great horsemen of our time, as stints with the likes of James Fanshawe, Lee Freedman and Nicky Henderson moulded my beliefs on how humans can eek the best out of an animal that is more intelligent than I ever thought imaginable.
In January 2014 I finally joined the training ranks and in July of that year, I took the lease on a beautiful yard called St Gatien Cottage Stables. Alongside a fantastic team of experienced horsemen, and the incredible support of my family and friends, I am about to embark on my third season as a race horse trainer.
Our first season was a complete whirlwind as we roared home 12 winners at a 15% strike rate. Highlights included a winner, BARBARY, with our very first runner. A saturday afternoon double, courtesy of ACCESSION and THIS IS THE DAY, at Newmarket and Haydock, and a runner in the Breeders Cup with WET SAIL. In our second year we sent KASSEOPIA out to Woodbine in Canada to finish second in the Grade 3 Grey Stakes, THIS THE DAY finished third in the Nottinghamshire Oaks, and WET SAIL picked up more black type by finishing a very close third in the Queensferry Stakes. Year three promises to be even more exciting as we have a quality packed group of two year olds and some exciting new owners.