Stable Tours

Michael O'Callaghan

Michael O'Callaghan is considered to be one of the fastest-rising training talents in Irish flat racing, now gathering support from top owners like Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and Sheikh Fahad. Here, the trainer guides us through his stable.

Hugo Palmer

Equine star Galileo Gold and progressive youngsters such as Best Of Days and Escobar make Hugo Palmer's Kremlin Cottage stable a force to be reckoned with and he shares his thoughts about his talented string with At The Races readers

Mick Halford

Leading Irish trainer Mick Halford gives us the inside track on his string, several of which are set to appear at the Curragh this weekend.

Tom Dascombe

With a fancy running at Leicester Tuesday evening, Tom Dascombe gives his opinion on many of his string and their prospects as the season unfolds.

Francois Rohaut

Sauvagnon-based trainer Francois Rohaut gives us the lowdown on his leading lights, including those that could cross the English Channel to fly the flag at Royal Ascot.

Saeed Bin Suroor

Quality is the attribute which defines Saeed Bin Suroor's string and he share his thoughts and hopes for the emerging season with At The Races readers

  • Brian Meehan

    Brian Meehan

    Brian Meehan talks to At The Races from his Manton base in Wiltshire about his string, including a selection of progressive three year olds

  • Willie Mullins

    Willie Mullins

    Ireland's champion trainer has taken the top trainer award at 14 of the last 16 Punchestown Festivals and sends another formidable team to the big meeting in 2017.

  • Gordon Elliott

    Gordon Elliott

    Gordon Elliott reveals his runners for the Punchestown Festival which he hopes will secure him a maiden Irish champion trainer title and crown the best campaign of his career.

  • Henry de Bromhead

    Henry de Bromhead

    Henry de Bromhead heads to Punchestown with a string containing a number of horses that ran with merit at the Cheltenham and are in search of further festival glory.

  • Alain de Royer-Dupre Stable Tour

    Alain de Royer-Dupre Stable Tour

    Chantilly trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre gives us the lowdown leading prospects for 2017, including star stayer Vazirabad who could line up at Royal Ascot in June.

  • Martyn Meade

    Martyn Meade

    From Sefton Lodge stables in Newmarket, Martyn Meade talks to At The Races about his string including the select few who will be contesting events at the Craven meeting over the next few days.

  • Fozzy Stack

    Fozzy Stack

    Technically a new name to the training ranks, Fozzy Stack talks to attheraces.com about his 2017 flat squad, in what will be the first season he will train under his own name after the retirement of his legendary father Tommy.

  • Aidan O'Brien

    Aidan O'Brien

    The Master of Ballydoyle lifts the lid on his star-studded stable of Classic contenders and top older horses in an exclusive tour with attheraces.com.

  • Roger Charlton

    Roger Charlton

    An abundance of talent means that trainer Roger Charlton should have another successful season and he shares his insights on his string with At The Races readers

  • Jim Bolger

    Jim Bolger

    A stalwart of Irish Racing, Jim Bolger talks to attheraces.com about his 2017 flat string, which includes a number of exciting older horses that Bolger hopes can score at the top level.

  • Michael Bell

    Michael Bell

    Big Orange, who has the Goodwood Cup firmly in his sights, heads up Michael Bell Stable Tour where he shares his thoughs about many in his progressive string

  • Dermot Weld

    Dermot Weld

    The legendary Irish trainer lifts the lid on his string for 2017 which features a highly-promising team of three-year-olds and is bolstered by Group 1-winning older horses The Grey Gatsby and Forgotten Rules.

  • Nicky Henderson

    Nicky Henderson

    The Master of Seven Barrows boasts an impressive record at the Grand National meeting he has another strong team for Liverpool in 2017, featuring several big guns who either scored or made the frame at the Cheltenham Festival.

  • David Pipe

    David Pipe

    Grand National-winning trainer David Pipe sends a select squad to Aintree which is headed by Vieux Lion Rouge, the likely favourite for the Randox Health Grand National.

  • Karl Burke

    Karl Burke

    Several of Karl Burke's string have been pleasing on the gallops and the trainer marks our card for his runners entered at Doncater this weekend as well as other early season targets.

  • P J (Charlie) McBride

    P J (Charlie) McBride

    The turf flat season is just around the corner and trainer Charlie McBride is looking forward to running his stable star Spiritual Lady in one of the early season trials to see if her stamina can be streched out to the Guineas mile.

  • Rebecca Curtis

    Rebecca Curtis

    With Cheltenham on this week, Rebecca Curtis shares her thoughts about her entries for the festival as well targets pencilled in for later in the spring

  • Ian Williams

    Ian Williams

    A mixture of Flat racers and Jumpers gives Ian Williams an all year round reach, and he still has plenty of ammunition for the remainder of the jump season as well runners ready for when the turf flat season commences at the beginning of April.

  • Nigel Twiston-Davies

    Nigel Twiston-Davies

    Naunton trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies makes the short trip to Prestbury Park with several live contenders including Ballyandy, The New One and Wholestone in the Grade 1s plus Close Brothers favourite Foxtail Hill.

  • Alan King

    Alan King

    The Master of Barbury Castle is not one to waste a dart at the Cheltenham Festival and his ammunition for 2017 includes Champion Hurdle favourite Yanworth plus other Grade 1 big guns Uxizandre and Master Blueyes.

  • Philip Hobbs

    Philip Hobbs

    The Minehead maestro’s Cotswolds challenge is spearheaded by star juvenile hurdler Defi Du Seuil and bolstered by some smart handicappers, including Pertemps pair For Good Measure and Golden Doyen.

  • Gordon Elliott

    Gordon Elliott

    Gold Cup-winning trainer Gordon Elliott gives us the inside scope on his strongest-ever squad for the festival which features Apple’s Jade, Death Duty, Mega Fortune and Outlander - all Grade 1 winners this term.

  • Kim Bailey

    Kim Bailey

    Trainer Kim Bailey is hitting top form at the right time, just before the major festivals commence and he's looking forward to building on his recent good strike rate in the coming weeks

  • Willie Mullins

    Willie Mullins

    Leading trainer at the festival for five of the last six seasons, Willie Mullins heads to Cheltenham in 2017 with a whole host of favourites for Grade 1 glory including Un De Sceaux, Vroum Vroum Mag and Yorkhill.

  • Colin Tizzard

    Colin Tizzard

    Colin Tizzard may be without the brilliant Thistlecrack but he still has plenty to look forward to at the festival including Native River and Cue Card - the first two in the Gold Cup betting – as well as some exciting novices.

  • Nicky Henderson

    Nicky Henderson

    The Master of Seven Barrows is the winning-most trainer at the festival and here he lifts the lid on his string that looks set to carry him to further glories including Buveur D’Air, Charli Parcs and Might Bite.

  • Henry de Bromhead

    Henry de Bromhead

    The class of 2017 is Henry de Bromhead’s strongest-ever Cheltenham squad, headed by Ryanair Hurdle and Irish Champion Hurdle hero Petit Mouchoir and bolstered by the likes of Champagne West and Sub Lieutenant.

  • Paul Nicholls

    Paul Nicholls

    The Champion Trainer is taking a young team of promising horses to Cheltenham including JLT Novices’ Chase contender Politologue, Fred Winter fancy Dreamcatching plus Pertemps runner El Bandit.

  • David Pipe

    David Pipe

    We kick off our Cheltenham stable tours with David Pipe, a regular in the festival Winner’s Enclosure who sends a select team to the festival in 2017, headlined by previous scorers Un Temps Pour Tout and Moon Racer.

  • Neil King

    Neil King

    A virus over the winter has been a setback for Neil King, but better recent results shows the stable has turned the corner and the trainer is looking forward to more success over the coming weeks.

  • Iain Jardine

    Iain Jardine

    Successfully improving acquisitions on both the flat and over sticks, Iain Jardine is a trainer going places and talks to At The Races about his string and their near to hand targets.

  • David Simcock

    David Simcock

    As the fourth annual All-Weather Championships gather momentum, leading Newmarket trainer David Simcock discusses his key contenders for some of the big prizes.

  • Fergal O'Brien

    Fergal O'Brien

    Fergal is looking forward to the next couple of months with several of his string having targets at the major festivals, and he shares his though with our readers.

  • Tim Vaughan

    Tim Vaughan

    With several up and coming young horses progressing through the ranks, Tim Vaughan could have several winners at the big spring festivals, and he shares his thoughts with At The Races readers

  • Gavin Cromwell

    Gavin Cromwell

    Gavin Cromwell burst onto the scene last season when Jer’s Girl bagged a Grade 1 brace and the talented farrier-turned-trainer lifts the lid on his string that looks set to carry him to further glories in the months ahead.

  • Lucy Wadham

    Lucy Wadham

    Primarily a jumping stable, Lucy Wadham trains from her Moulton Paddocks Stables in Newmarket and also has a handful of flat runners but aims to remain essentially a small trainer to allow her to give personal attention to every horse.

  • Gary Moore

    Gary Moore

    Top class chasers, both established and novices abound in Gary Moore's West Sussex stables and he's put together an insightful summary for many of his near to hand runners.

  • Sue Smith

    Sue Smith

    The progressive rising star Wakanda exemplifies Sue Smith's string, full of high class chasers and proto-chasing hurdle talent, and she outlines where some of her runners will be heading over the next few months

  • Evan Williams

    Evan Williams

    With an interesting mix of stable stalwarts and progressive youngsters, Evan Williams is looking forward to the second half of the season.

  • Kerry Lee

    Kerry Lee

    With Bishop Road and Mountainous (last year's winner) making the cut in the Welsh National, Kerry Lee has two each-way chances for this years renewal and she gives her thoughts about these two, as well as many from her progressive string.

  • Jessica Harrington

    Jessica Harrington

    Leading Irish trainer Jessica Harrington lifts the lid on her runners over the busy Christmas period.

  • Neil Mulholland

    Neil Mulholland

    The rising star which is Neil Mulholland has already surpassed last season's win total and with a strong team of established chasers as well as many up and coming younger, has many more winners to come.

  • David O'Meara

    David O'Meara

    In-form trainer David O'Meara discusses his All-Weather Championships string and reflects upon a successful first year at his purpose-built base near York.

  • Malcolm Jefferson

    Malcolm Jefferson

    From Newstead Cottage Stable in Norton near Malton, Malcolm Jefferson talks to At The Races about his string and their excellent current form.

  • Nicky Richards

    Nicky Richards

    Having recovered from a spell of coughing, Nicky Richards string has returned to full fitness and it's all guns blazing for the run up to Christmas

  • Jamie Snowden

    Jamie Snowden

    Lambourn trainer Jamie Snowden has had a fine start to his season and has shown himself adept at taking moderate stock and squeezing notable wins from them, and when he does get a classy recruit he's capable of winning a Cheltenham Festival prize.

  • Colin Tizzard

    Colin Tizzard

    Joe Tizzard, assistant trainer to his dad Colin, gives us the inside track on the stable’s red-hot string including Hennessy Gold Cup favourite Native River plus Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack, who is also set to run at Newbury on Saturday.

  • Ben Pauling

    Ben Pauling

    With a "nice bunch of horses", Ben Pauling is looking forward to lots of success as the jump season switches up a gear and confides some interesting snippits about his string, especially around a promising number of bumper runners.

  • Donald McCain

    Donald McCain

    With some interesting recruits from the Irish point-to-point field, Donald McCain is looking forward the the return of proper jumping and outlines his plans for the rest of the season

  • David Pipe

    David Pipe

    The Open Meeting at Cheltenham will see the big guns from David Pipe's stable return to the fray, and he gives his thoughts about this weekend's contests, as well as his plans for the rest of the season

  • Harry Fry

    Harry Fry

    A Cheltenham festival winner with Unowhatimeanharry must be up near the top of Harry Fry's trainer achievement list, and the trainer has some interesting thoughts to share about his string for the coming season.

  • Bob Baffert

    Bob Baffert

    12-time BC winner Bob Baffert has a strong team of seven for Santa Anita including leading Classic contender Arrogate, where the trainer is seeking a third win on the spin, plus hot Dirt Mile favourite Dortmund and fancied Sprint runner Drefong.

  • Phil D'Amato

    Phil D'Amato

    Progressive Southern California-based trainer Phil D'Amato is yet to score at the Breeders' Cup from four runners but sends his largest team of five to the Arcadia track for the 2016 Thoroughbred World Championships.

  • Mark Casse

    Mark Casse

    Top Canadian trainer Mark Casse captured two Breeders' Cup contests in 2015 with Tepin in the Mile and Catch A Glimpse in the Juvenile Fillies Turf - both are back as part of his seven-horse squad for Santa Anita.

  • Todd Pletcher

    Todd Pletcher

    Todd Pletcher, North America's all-time leading trainer in purse-money won, has nine Breeders' Cup wins and sends a squad of nine in 2016 that is strongly represented by 2yos including Sweet Loretta in the Juvenile Fillies and Syndergaard in the Juvenile.

  • Chad Brown

    Chad Brown

    Chad Brown, the leading trainer in purse-money and stakes and graded stakes won this year, has a great chance of increasing his Breeders' Cup tally of seven and his 12 pre-entries include Turf favourite Flintshire plus past winners Lady Eli and Wavell Avenue.

  • James Tate

    James Tate

    Newmarket trainer James Tate made an explosive start to the All-Weather Championships in 2015 on his way to posting some of the most impressive statistics in the trainers’ table. Tate may not have stable star Lamar to rely on this winter, but still boasts a strong squad of well bred young horses to go to war with.

  • Rich Ricci

    Rich Ricci

    The 2015/16 Nation Hunt Season saw 38 winners in the famous Pink and Green silks from a total of 119 runners in the UK and Ireland under the handling of leading Irish trainer Willie Mullins.

  • Mick Appleby

    Mick Appleby

    Exciting times lay ahead for Champion Trainer Mick Appleby, who edged out David Evans in a nail-biting finale to last winter’s All-Weather Championships. Appleby is on the verge of a move to a new purpose-built yard but remains focused on retaining his hard-fought title with a big winter string.

  • Warren Greatrex

    Warren Greatrex

    Another Grade 1 winner last season adding to his World Hurdle from 2015 shows that Warren Greatrex's string is competitive at the highest level and he has a steady supply of quality stock from the pointing field to continue the trend

  • Brian Ellison

    Brian Ellison

    After a productive summer with his flat runners Brian Ellison turns his attention to the winter game and the trainer believes he has a really good team ready for the jump season.

  • Willie Mullins

    Willie Mullins

    Eleven-times Irish Champion Trainer Willie Mullins had another superb season in 2015/16, in which he saddled seven winners at the Cheltenham Festival. Here he discusses the embarrassment of riches at his disposal for the coming campaign.

  • Joseph O'Brien

    Joseph O'Brien

    Joseph O’Brien looks set to make a big impact this season training National Hunt horses in his own name. His exciting team is led by Triumph Hurdle hero Ivanovich Gorbatov and features some smart novices including classy Flat recruit Landofhopeandglory.

  • Paul Nicholls

    Paul Nicholls

    Paul Nicholls fought off a strong challenge from Willie Mullins to secure a tenth Trainers’ Championship in 2015/16 and returns stronger this season having recruited a wealth of young talent that could well become household names.

  • Dan Skelton

    Dan Skelton

    Dan Skelton continued his quick ascent up the training ranks in 2015/16 by winning his largest amount of prize money, training his highest number of winners and saddling his first Cheltenham Festival victor. Here, the Warwickshire trainer discusses his progressive string which could lead him to further glories.

  • Jamie Osborne

    Jamie Osborne

    Attention is switching to the All Weather at Jamie Osborne's Upper Lambourn stables as his very successful turf season comes to and end and he shares his thoughts with At The Races readers.

  • Henry de Bromhead

    Henry de Bromhead

    It’s all change at Henry de Bromhead’s progressive yard for 2016/17 as while he’s no longer training for owner Alan Potts he has been sent a number of former Willie Mullins inmates from Gigginstown and also has new recruits from other trainers on either side of the Irish Sea.

  • Nicky Henderson

    Nicky Henderson

    The master of Seven Barrows scored stunning successes with Altior and Sprinter Sacre last term and those two are likely to be part of a big season in 2016/17 for Nicky Henderson, whose yard contains an abundance of horses that could also reach the top.

  • Gordon Elliott

    Gordon Elliott

    Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Gordon Elliott gives us the lowdown on his stable of established stars and well-bred youngsters, including the Gigginstown House Stud-owned horses that were formerly in the care of Willie Mullins.

  • Alan King

    Alan King

    Alan King captured some big prizes last season courtesy of Smad Place and Annacotty - those two top handicappers are back this term along with an exciting team of young talent that includes Neptune runner-up Yanworth and unbeaten hurdler Winter Escape.

  • Noel Meade

    Noel Meade

    Former eight-time Irish Champion Trainer Noel Meade lifts the lid on his yard which is full of promising youngsters, plus he reveals the ten former Willie Mullins inmates he’s been sent by Gigginstown House Stud.

  • Philip Hobbs

    Philip Hobbs

    The Minehead maestro enjoyed another successful season in 2015/16 thanks to big-race wins for Garde La Victoire, Sternrubin and Village Vic. With some exciting youngsters added to the yard over the summer, there's plenty to like about his squad for this s

  • William Knight

    William Knight

    From his Angmering Park Stable in West Sussex, William Knight talks to At The Races about his string including a 3yo who worked very well at the weekend and will be going for the big three-year-old handicap at Newmarket on Friday.

  • Jean-Claude Rouget

    Jean-Claude Rouget

    Top French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget is in the form of his life and gives us the lowdown on his stable stars who will be representing him on Arc weekend and in the other big races until the end of the campaign.

  • Hughie Morrison

    Hughie Morrison

    Even though the turf flat season is winding down, the East Ilsley trainer has his string in good form and has several entries for the Cesarewitch Handicap at Newmarket in early October which he covers for the benefit of our readers.

  • Bryan Smart

    Bryan Smart

    An exciting time for Bryan Smart with choices to be made over the coming weeks about targets for his classier runners which he share with our readers.

  • Ed Vaughan

    Ed Vaughan

    With a small but select string, Ed Vaughan carefully places his runners and has consequently managed a strike rate for the season in excess of 20%. Here he outlines the condition to get the best out of both his stable stars, and lesser lights.

  • Jim Bolger

    Jim Bolger

    Jim Bolger guides attheraces.com through his runners at Leopardstown and the Curragh on Irish Champions Weekend.

  • James Fanshawe

    James Fanshawe

    Another Group 1 success with Speedy Boarding winning the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville augurs well for the James Fanshawe Stable as we enter the final month of the turf flat season

  • Dean Ivory

    Dean Ivory

    The latter months of the turf flat season beckon for Dean Ivory's soft ground loving inmates, as well as many for whom the All Weather will be ideal later in the year

  • Clive Cox

    Clive Cox

    A brace of Group 1 contests already this season may not be enough for trainer Clive Cox who's Tis Marvellous will be trying to add the Prix Morny to the stables top class prize list on Sunday

  • Tommy Stack

    Tommy Stack

    Veteran trainer Tommy Stack has his string in fine form and gives At The Races readers the lowdown of their chances for the latter months of the season

  • George Margason

    George Margason

    For George Margason 2016 has been out with the old and in with the new, as many of his old timers have been retired and an influx of new blood makes for an exciting and challenging year ahead

  • John Quinn

    John Quinn

    Dual purpose trainer John Quinn has his string in good order and it's his flat runners who are performing well at the moment. He has several out this Tuesday of which Project Bluebook may be the best, especially if there is further rain.

  • Luca Cumani

    Luca Cumani

    With an excellent record at Goodwood, Luca Cumani is looking forward to this year Glorious event and hope to be in the winners enclosure after the first race with his progressive Shakopee

  • David Simcock

    David Simcock

    On the eve of Goodwood, David Simcock talks to AtTheRaces about his string and about the team he's assembled for an assault on the Sussex Course as well as the pick from his Trillium Place Stables

  • Johnny Murtagh

    Johnny Murtagh

    Former top-class jockey now turned trainer, Johnny Murtagh talks to attheraces.com about his very much in-form string with a number potentially in line to run at the Curragh on Irish Oaks weekend.

  • Chris Wall

    Chris Wall

    From his Newmarket base Chris Wall talks to At The Races about his string including several who will be suited by the forecast period of settled dry Sunny weather from towards the end of this week.

  • Henry Candy

    Henry Candy

    With the slow start to the season behind him Henry Candy is looking for another Group 1 sprinting success from his stable star Twilight Son at Newmarket, as well as further success from his resurgent string.

  • Robbie McNamara

    Robbie McNamara

    Former top amateur and now newly-turned trainer, Robbie McNamara talks to attheraces.com about string.

  • Andrew Balding

    Andrew Balding

    Andrew talks to At The Races about his string including a talented group of older stable stalwarts

  • Jeremy Noseda

    Jeremy Noseda

    No stranger to a transatlantic raid, Jeremy Noseda had Nemoralia placed at last years Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf , and has that filly as well as other from his stable entered up at Royal Ascot and shares his thoughts on their prospects.

  • Godolphin

    Godolphin

    Godolphin's John Ferguson talks attheraces.com through their powerful team for the 2016 Royal meeting that includes Belardo and Toormore in the Queen Anne, plus Emotionless, smart filly Usherette and top Australian sprinter Holler.

  • Al Shaqab + Highclere

    Al Shaqab + Highclere

    Harry Herbert discusses those set to carry the famous colours of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and Al Shaqab Racing respectively at the prestigious five-day Royal Meeting.

  • Mark Johnston

    Mark Johnston

    Mark Johnston is a regular in the Royal Ascot Winner's Enclosure and his son and assistant, Charlie, guides us through Kingsley's Park team for 2016 which is again strong in both quality and quantity.

  • Wesley Ward

    Wesley Ward

    Trailblazing U.S trainer Wesley Ward is a six-time Royal Ascot winner and sends a team of seven in 2016 which includes Acapulco and Undrafted, who both scored at the meeting last year, plus five juveniles including Queen Mary hot favourite Lady Aurelia.

  • Keith Dalgleish

    Keith Dalgleish

    With a strong hand of mainly progressive handicappers, Keith Dalgleish can still produce a quality performer for the big occasion, and has Clem Fandango targeted at Royal Ascot's Queen Mary Stakes.

  • Ed Dunlop

    Ed Dunlop

    Having supplemented the fast improving Red Verdon for the Derby, Ed Dunlop is hopeful of a good run from him as well as many of his stable mates as the summer unfolds

  • Eddie Lynam

    Eddie Lynam

    Eddie Lynam remarkably manages to continually raid at the highest level despite training a relatively small string - here the County Meath trainer gives us the lowdown on his most promising horses that could well make hay this season.

  • Rod Millman

    Rod Millman

    Based in Devon, Rod Millman has a solid team of handicappers which will yield a useful crop of winners again this season.

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