Up and Coming Trainers to Keep an Eye On
Jockeys and the horses themselves are usually the ones who get all the attention once a race is run and the spoils are shared out, but often the people who put in the most work to make it all happen are the trainers, a profession that is renowned for being difficult to make a mark in.
Here we highlight some of the up-and-coming trainers from around the world of horse racing, all of whom are making a play at becoming big hitters in racing paddocks up and down the land.
Racehorse training is more of a vocation than a job with there rarely being a day off
Jess Bedi – Yorkshire’s Finest
Only in her twenties, Jess Bedi has already proved her racing credentials in point-to-point races, boasting an incredible win rate of 37%. She is using that pedigree to now launch herself as one of the youngest trainers in the UK, and if she can bring that winning habit to the flats and jumps then she will soon have top owners queuing up at her stable door, as well as having betting tipsters following her career closer than they might have before. As soon as she hooks up with some owners with clout, expect top online horse racing tipsters to start pushing their followers towards Bedi’s mounts.
Most trainers rely on finding a wealthy horse owner who is willing to work in partnership with them to create the racing stars of tomorrow
Tom Ward – Lambourn-Based
Setting up shop almost next door to the revered stables run by Jamie Osborne, Tom Ward has certainly had a prolonged and varied training apprenticeship, and so was well prepared to open his own base before the age of thirty. Some of the training greats he has been mentored by in the past include Kiaran McLaughlin and Pat Chamings to name but a couple. Perhaps that is why his yard is already filling up fast. That, and he has already proven he can saddle a winner, with horses such as Vintage Rascal.
George Boughey – Made in Australia
This young thirty-something cut his teeth Down Under, beneath the watchful eye of Gai Waterhouse and Lloyd Williams. He then got his trainers license and set up shop alongside the host of other trainers who base themselves in Newmarket. Three C’s has been his most successful horse so far, notching up a solid number of podium finishes. More good results are sure to follow for this trainer who is very much on the rise.