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|1955-November 1965 Brian Marshall
Brian Andrew Marshall, born in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary on 29th February 1916, was destined to spend his life with horses as his father was an International show jumper. He joined the stable of Hubert Hartigan aged just 13, as soon as he had completed his compulsory education, and rode his first winner at Kempton when Cheviotdale was successful on 10th May 1929. After spending 5 years with Hartigan he joined the Noel Murless stables in Hambleton, Yorkshire where he rode Murless's first National Hunt winner, Outlook, in 1935. At the outbreak of the Second World War Brian joined the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, promoted to the rank of Captain, and left the forces in 1946, joining the Saxon House Stables of Fulke Walwyn where he was retained as stable jockey. He gained early successes on his return, winning the Cathcart Challenge Cup on Leap Man at the Cheltenham Festival, and later winning the 1947 King George VI Chase at Kempton on Rowland Roy. He went on to record a victory in 3 of the next 4 runnings of the Cathcart, in 1948 aboard Jack Tatters, 1951 aboard Semeur, and in 1952 partnering Coolrock, and was also on Manicou for Peter Cazalet when winning the 1950 King George VI Chase. However, Brian will be best remembered for gaining back-to-back wins in the Aintree Grand National, firstly in 1953 aboard Early Mist 20/1 owned by Joe Griffin and trained by Vincent O'Brien.
A year later he followed the Early Mist success with a win on Royal Tan 8/1 for the same owner and trainer combination. At the end of that season he decided to retire from riding, feeling that his body was unable to take any more crashing falls, and launched his training career. He began training on the former Waldrons Farm at Berkeley House stables in Upper Lambourn, which he had built in 1954, strating with 30 boxes and excellent facilities, although that later increased to 40 in 1992, and eventually to 60 thereafter. Marshall moved to Windsor House stables in 1966 when Peter Walwyn vacated them for Seven Barrows. His training career must have been a disappointment to him after such a glittering riding career, but he did train some winners for his wife, although they dissolved their marriage in 1972, and in June 1973 he brought his training career to an end, opening the Compton Racecourse Transport Company in Newbury later that year. He died at Dunedin hospital, reading on 9th October 1991 aged 75.
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December 1965-April 1971 Ifor Lewis
Ifor Lewis, born in Wales in 1939, began training for his mother in Glamorganshire, but in the Summer of 1962 moved to his own stables at Purton Cricklade where, by December of that year, he had notched up 5 winners from just 10 runners. He had an ability to galvanize horses which other trainers had failed to enthuse, notably Norwegian, which had begun racing in the 1957-58 season and had suffered defeat in 30 races before Lewis took charge, sending the horse to Liverpool to win the Caine Steeplechase in December 1962, a day after Lewis had won with Sidney House at the same track. In December 1965 Lewis moved his 14 horses from his Wiltshire stables to Berkeley House Stables in Lambourn, replacing Brian Marshall. Throughout his career Lewis trained over 100 winners on the Flat and over jumps, reaching the pinnacle of his career when guiding Limonali to success in the 1961 Welsh Grand National, partnered by David Nicholson, but in April 1971 he decided to retire from the training ranks at just 32 years of age, citing lack of prize money as the main reason for his decision to retire. His best season was the 1969-70 jumps season when he saddled 16 winners.
1961 Welsh Grand National at Chepstow LIMONALI 7/4 fav trained by Ifor Lewis and ridden by David Nicholson
1972 Ken Payne
Ken Payne, born in 1937, was initially nicknamed 'window pane' because he made his money from his window cleaning business, but he gained fame and notoriety during the decade he trained in England, based mainly in Middleham, Yorkshire.Throughout that period he was the scourge of most bookmakers, often entering multiple horses in selling races, making it difficult for bookmakers to form a market because they were unaware which horse was the stable fancy. His nicknamed changed to 'selling race king' and many celebrities of the day, including singers Max Bygraves and Frankie Vaughan, and Liverpudlian boxer John Conteh, counted him amongst their friends. As well as training many selling platers, he also trained quality horses, notably Kithairon and Gay Charmaine; indeed, at his height he trained more than 120 horses per season. In February 1972 he moved from Romsey, near Southampton, to Berkeley House Stables, Upper Lambourn, recently purchased by Mr Edward Lal, a Jamaican businessman and property developer who spent over £80,000 (equivalent in 2023 to £1 million) on racehorses in just one year, with a view to them forging a successful racing career in England before being exported to Jamaica as quality bloodstock. In his brief time at Berkeley House Payne trained Alarm Call, Creperama and Le Lion which, between them, had cost over £26,000. At the end of 1972 Ken Payne, having made an application to extend the number of stables at Berkeley House, moved to Middleham. In 1976 his 3-year-old son Nathan was tragically killed in a farm accident leaving him so depressed that he attempted suicide. He gave up training, was declared bankrupt and travelled to America to train, later attempting to rekindle his career in Western Australia, although his application for a trainer's licence was rejected.
1973-1980 Antony J T Johnson
Antony Johnson, born into an Anglo-Irish family, was educated at Wellington College before completing his National Service with the 17th & 21st Lancers in Germany. He then spent two years working in the City for Lazards before deciding it was not for him, especially as he enjoyed the thrill of being an amateur steeplechase jockey. In late 1973 he bought Berkeley House Stables in Upper Lambourn to pursue life as a trainer, prepared to travel far and wide in pursuit of a winner. For the next 7 years he had winners from Windsor to Lanark, engaging such jockeys as Lester Piggott, Willie Carson and George Duffield. In 1980 he brought his training career to an end, selling his stables and emigrating to Barbados to set up a travel business. He later wrote a number of books, including 'A Crack of the Whip'.
1974 Wolverhampton Handicap TAME PRINCE 5/2 trained by Antony Johnson and ridden by Kipper Lynch
1974 Carlisle Handicap MERRYWEATHER 8/1 trained by Antony Johnson and ridden by Kipper Lynch
1974 Lanark Handicap GOLD STREAK 5/2 fav trained by Antony Johnson and ridden by George Duffield
1974 Hamilton Handicap TRICKLE CHARGE 3/1 trained by Antony Johnson and ridden by David Dineley
1975 Sceptre Stakes at Chester AMORE MARE 7/2 jt fav trained by Antony Johnson and ridden by Lester Piggott
1977 Haydock Handicap GOLD STREAK 4/1 trained by Antony Johnson and ridden by Paul Cook
1977 Windsor Handicap NOT TODAY MAN 4/1 trained by Antony Johnson and ridden by Willie Carson
1978 Marton Stakes at Warwick LLANYMYNECH 20/1 trained by Antony Johnson and ridden by Terry Rogers
1981-1982 Michael Hinchcliffe
Michael Hinchcliffe, born in 1937, was employed in racing in a number of different capacities, trainer, private handicapper, stable lad, horse-box driver, stallion man, secretary, assistant trainer and chauffeur to top jockeys. He began driving trainer John Winter to race meetings in the early 1960s. For 10 years Lester Piggott employed Michael as his private handicapper, chatting to Piggott about his various mounts as he chauffeured him from one racecourse to the next. Indeed, it was Lester who encouraged Michael to apply for a trainers licence, and Michael launched his training career in 1980, renting out a small yard barely 25 yards from the M4, and winning with the first horse he saddled, a hurdle race with Firm Foundations. He had first moved to Lambourn in 1977 as assistant to Stan Mellor, but finally achieved his dream 3 years later, leasing stables from David Hanley when David moved his operation to Lambourn House Stables. Between 1981 and early 1982 it is believed Michael occupied Berkeley House Stables, but he then occupied Middle Pond, Ermin Street in Lambourn Woodlands. Michael's best success as a trainer was with Cutting Edge 20/1 who won the 1984 Free Handicap at Newmarket when partnered by Walter Swinburn. In 1985 Michael moved to Clipsham stables and, by then Berkeley House stables had been purchased by Sheikh Mohammed.
1984 European Free Handicap at Newmarket CUTTING WIND 20/1 owned by Mrs P Meynet, trained by Michael Hinchcliffe and ridden by Walter Swinburn
1982 Tommy W Robson
Tommy W Robson was one of the top trainers in the North in the 1960s, boasting a win in the 1964 Champion Hurdle with Magic Court, but he then handed back his licence in 1970. However, in 1982 he was offered the chance to train for Berkeley House Racing, and his interest was rekindled again. Although training at Berkeley House was on a smaller scale, with a smaller string, and at lesser meetings than during his time in the North, he did manage numerous wins with Ishkomann, Emperador and Oyston Estates, but at the end of the season John Ciechanowski moved to Berkeley House to train for Sheikh Mohammed.
1964 Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival MAGIC COURT 100/7 owned by James McGhie, trained by Tommy Robson and ridden by Pat McCarron
1982 Bath Handicap ISHKOMANN 10/1 owned by Berkeley House Racing Ltd, trained by Tommy Robson and ridden by John Reid
1982 Carlisle Handicap EMPERADOR 7/1 owned by Berkeley House Racing Ltd, trained by Tommy Robson and ridden by Bruce Raymond
1982 Carlisle Handicap OYSTON ESTATES 10/1 owned by Berkeley House Racing Ltd, trained by Tommy Robson and ridden by Michael Hills
1983-1985 John M Ciechanowski
John Ciechanowski, born on 31st October 1921 in Poland, did not enjoy the easiest childhood, fleeing from his native Poland in 1939 as a cavalry officer, seeking exile in France. After the War John spent time at Barn Stables, Lewes, working for trainer Tom Masson, and had his first ride in public in 1950. He had just two rides in the Grand National, finishing a creditable sixth on L'Empereur 100/1, beaten by Jay Trump in 1965, and then he fell at the ninth fence aboard Quitte Ou Double L 66/1 in 1968 when Red Alligator triumphed, but by then he had been training for 16 years. He launched his training career in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1952, and by 1971 he was appointed assistant to Maurice Zilber in Chantilly. To gain further experience he worked for Harry Thomson Jones at his Green Lodge/Woodlands Stables in Newmarket between 1972 and 1973, after which he worked for Vincent O'Brien in Ireland between 1974 and 1976. In 1983 Sheikh Mohammed was making his way into racing and purchased Berkeley House, appointing John as his private trainer, having acted as the Sheikh's trainer in Dubai since 1980. John's first winner was at Lingfield with Non-Wet, but he did not enjoy great success in Lambourn, training just 17 winners during his stay in the village.
1983-August 1986 Sheikh Mohammed
Sheikh Mohammed had raced horses as a child, but his first introduction to racing at Newmarket was in 1967, along with his brother Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, the pair witnessing Royal Palace (SR 2031) win the 1967 2000 Guineas. He clearly fell in love with the sport at that time, but it was a further 10 years before he won his first race with Hatta at Brighton in 1977. By 1981 he had purchased Gainsborough Stud at Woolton Hill, near Newbury, and expanded his racing empire still further with purchases in Newmarket and Lambourn. One of the places he bought in Lambourn was Berkeley House Stables, spending lavish amounts of money modernizing and extending the stables, appointing John Ciechanowski as his trainer. However, he clearly felt that Newmarket was a better place to develop his Flat racing stables, and in August 1986 he sold Berkeley House stables to Charlie Nelson, despite Nelson already owning Kingsdown Stables in Lambourn.
August 1986-1989 Charlie Nelson
Charlie Nelson, born in 1955, is the second son of Peter and Marguerite Nelson, and rode as an amateur jockey for a short period, but he was destined to become a trainer. He had already established a strong string of 21 horses when his older brother John allowed Charles to take over Kingsdown Stables, while John moved to new stables next to Kingsdown. Charles trained for 17 years, gaining 3 Royal Ascot successes, initially with Marouble 20/1 in the 1985 Norfolk Stakes, followed a year later by Ministrella in the 1986 Chesham Stakes, and finally gaining a surprise win in the 1988 Royal Hunt Cup with Governorship at 33/1. In August 1986, despite still making full use of Kingsdown Stables, he moved quickly to buy Berkeley Stables from Sheikh Mohammed, the Sheikh having spent a large sum modernising those stables. He also enjoyed Goodwood meetings, striking a double in 1986 with Double Schwartz in the King George Stakes, and Rich Charlie in the Richmond Stakes. He decided to retire from the training ranks after 17 years as a trainer, at which point Mick Channon transferred from the 25 box Saxon Gate stables to the 50 box Kingsdown Stables.
1985 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot MAROUBLE 20/1 owned by the Countess of Lonsdale, trained by Charlie Nelson and ridden by Joe Mercer
1986 Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot MINSTRELLA 10/1 owned by Edward Evans, trained by Charlie Nelson and ridden by John Reid
1986 King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood DOUBLE SCHWARTZ 6/4 fav owned by Robert Sangster, trained by Charlie Nelson and ridden by Pat Eddery
1986 Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood RICH CHARLIE 11/4 jt fav owned by R E A Bott Wigmore Street, trained by Charlie Nelson and ridden by John Reid
1986 Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh MINSTRELLA owned by Edward Evans, trained by Charlie Nelson and ridden by John Reid
1986 Chieveley Park Stakes at Newmarket MINSTRELLA owned by Ned Evans, trained by Charlie Nelson and ridden by John Reid
1986 Moyglare Stud Stakes at The Curragh MINSTRELLA owned by Edward Evans, trained by Charlie Nelson and ridden by John Reid
1988 Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot GOVERNORSHIP 33/1 owned by R E A Bott Wigmore Street, trained by Charlie Nelson and ridden by John Reid
1989-1991 Tim Thomson Jones
Tim Thomson Jones, son of legendary Newmarket trainer Harry Thomson Jones, was born in Marylebone, London on 6th May 1956. He was destined to carve a career in racing, and was crowned champion amateur jockey for 3 consecutive seasons from 1985 to 1988. His most high-profile winners were Flying Diplomat in the 1979 Imperial Cup at Sandown, and City Boy in the 1985 Foxhunters Chase at Aintree. In 1989 he launched his training career, taking over at The Croft and Berkeley House in Upper Lambourn. He enjoyed early success with Pukka Major in the 1898 Grand Annual Chase at the Cheltenham Festival for his relation Mrs Solna Jones, and with Fidway in the 1990 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. Two years later he won the historic National Hunt Chase Cup with Keep Talking 5/2 fav owned by Jim Joel. Tim ended his training career in 1997 when still based at The Croft, selling it to John Hills and beginning a new career building a business based on equine nutrition and allergies.
1989 Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup at the Cheltenham Festival PUKKA MAJOR 4/1 jt fav owned by Mrs Solna Jones, trained by Tim Thomson Jones and ridden by Peter Scudamore
1990 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton FIDWAY 100/30 owned by A R Coley, trained by Tim Thomson Jones and ridden by Steve Smith-Eccles
1992 National Hunt Chase Cup at the Cheltenham Festival KEEP TALKING 5/2 fav owned by Jim Joel, trained by Tim Thomson Jones and ridden by Marcus Armytage
1993-1999 Kim Bailey
Kim Bailey, born circa 1953, was educated at Radley College, and could be classed as a trend setter given that Oliver Sherwood and Jamie Snowden at one time attended Radley and became trainers in Lambourn, while Charlie Fellowes attended Radley but now trains in Newmarket. After completing his compulsory education he learnt the art of training from Captain Tim Forster and Fred Rimell, two master trainers of National Hunt horses. Kim trained at The Old Manor, Lambourn from 1989, winning the Grand National with Mr Frisk in 1990, in only his second year in Lambourn. Whilst Cheltenham Festival winners are highly prized by trainers, most National Hunt trainers would list the big three jumps races as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Champion Hurdle and the Aintree Grand National. Kim Bailey had ticked all 3 on his CV by 1995 when Alderbrook won the Champion Hurdle and Master Oates won the Gold Cup. By then Kim was so successful that he took on a second yard at Berkeley House between 1993 and 1999, and remained in Lambourn just before the start of the new millennium. He sold his Lambourn stables and moved to Northamptonshire, where he invested in a farm which was sufficiently large for him to install his own all-weather gallop, but a period of adverse weather, and a limited number of winners challenged Bailey's ability to make his business viable. In September 2006 he transferred to Thorndale Farm in the Cotswolds, leasing over 1000 acres from the Vestey Family, and began to chalk up winners again, registering more than 1425 winners in his training career to date.
1989 Anthony Mildmay & Peter Cazalet Memorial Chase at Sandown MR FRISK 3/1 owned by Mrs Harry J Duffey, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Richard Dunwoody
1990 Aintree Grand National MR FRISK 16/1 owned by Mrs Harry J Duffey, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Marcus Armytage
1990 Whitbread Gold Cup at Sandown MR FRISK 9/2 fav owned by Mrs Harry J Duffey, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Marcus Armytage
1994 Greenalls Gold Cup at Kempton MASTER OATES 11/4 fav owned by Paul A Matthews, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Norman Williamson
1994 Rehearsal Chase at Chepstow MASTER OATES 3/1 owned by Paul A Matthews, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Norman Williamson
1994 Welsh Grand National at Newbury MASTER OATES 5/2 jt fav owned by Paul A Matthews, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Norman Williamson
1995 Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton ALDERBROOK 11/4 owned by Ernie Pick, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Norman Williamson
1995 Pillar Property Chase at Cheltenham MASTER OATES 6/4 fav owned by Paul A Matthews, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Norman Williamson
1995 Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival ALDERBROOK 11/2 owned by Ernie Pick, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Norman Williamson
1995 Cheltenham Gold Cup MASTER OATES 100/30 owned by Paul A Matthews, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Norman Williamson
1996 Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr ALDERBROOK 8/11 fav owned by Ernie Pick, trained by Kim Bailey and ridden by Richard Dunwoody
|2000-September 2002 Bryan Smart
Bryan Smart, born in Royston near Barnsley, South Yorkshire on 26th September 1956, is the son and grandson of miners, while his mother worked in a shirt factory. He always had an interest in horses, leaving home aged 15 to join Jenny Pitman's training establishment while she was still a point-to-point trainer, although it wasn't until 1st April 1975 that he rode his first winner, Menophon at Uttoxeter. He also gained further experience working for Paul Cole and Ken Cundell before riding for Fred Winter at Uplands Stables. In total he rode more than 200 winners, the most high-profile of which were the 1980 Massey Ferguson Gold Cup on Bueche Giorod, False Note in the 1976 Foxhunters Chase at Cheltenham, and a year later Watafella in the 1977 Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter, albeit after a complaint was lodged by Jenny Pitman after the horse had finished third at 25/1 behind No Scotch 50/1 and Evander. Jenny had realized that the first 2 were not qualified to run, so were later disqualified. In 1982 Bryan's riding career was brought to an abrupt end at Huntingdon when he broke a leg, foot, ankle and got a cracked skull, so he turned his hand to training. In 1986 he began training at Hill House, Lambourn where he remained for 4 years until in 1992 Bryan took over that part of Hill House, 22 boxes, which was then named Sherwood, where he remained until 2000. He gained his first Group 1 winner in 1996 when Sila Sila landed the valuable Prix de Diane Hermes at Chantilly. Between March 2000 and September 2002 Bryan occupied Berkeley House Stables, winning the Stewards Cup at the Glorious Goodwood Festival with Bond Boy. He then made a radical decision. In October 2002 Bryan, his wife Vicky and daughter Beth left Lambourn, transferring to historic Hambleton House, Thirsk on the edge of the beautiful North Yorkshire moors.
1976 Foxhunters Chase at Cheltenham FALSE NOTE 11/4 fav trained by J Horton and ridden by Bryan Smart
1977 Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter WATAFELLA 25/1 trained by Jenny Pitman and ridden by Bryan Smart
1980 Massey Ferguson Gold Cup BUECHE GIOROD 14/1 trained by Jenny Pitman and ridden by Bryan Smart
1995 European Breeders Fund Maiden Stakes at Warwick SILA SILA 50/1 owned by Turquoise Trading Ltd, trained by Bryan Smart and ridden by Seb Sanders
1995 Newgate Stud Radley Listed Stakes at Newbury SILA SILA 25/1 owned by Turquoise Trading Ltd, trained by Bryan Smart and ridden by Ray Cochrane
1996 Prix de Diane Hermes Group 1 at Chantilly SILA SILA 30/1 owned by Turquoise Trading Ltd, trained by Bryan Smart and ridden by Cash Asmussen
1998 St Leger Yearling Stakes at Doncaster BOOMERANG BLADE 20/1 owned by John W Ford, trained by Bryan Smart and ridden by J Stack
1999 London International Television Stakes at Kempton DON PUCCINI 9/2 owned by The Tenors, trained by Bryan Smart and ridden by J Stack
1999 Weatherby's Super Sprint at Newbury DON PUCCINI 10/1 owned by The Tenors, trained by Bryan Smart and ridden by J Stack
2002 Stewards Cup at Glorious Goodwood BOND BOY 14/1 owned by R C Bond, trained by Bryan Smart and ridden by Chris Catlin
2002-July 2008 Noel Chance
Noel Chance, born in Dublin, Ireland on 18th December 1951, was educated at St Patrick's High School, Downpatrick, and freely admits that school was a low priority in his thoughts, with racing set on a much higher plane. He inherited his love of racing from his father, a Head Lad who died when Noel was just 2-years of age. Noel launched his training career near The Curragh, in his native Ireland, in 1974, after working for Sir Hugh Nugent at The Curragh from 1967 and then gaining further experience in Neville Begg's Sydney yard in Australia in 1971, but he was much more successful when he was enticed by owner Michael Worcester to transferred to Folly House Stables in Upper Lambourn in 1995. The next year he won the Towton Novices Chase at Wetherby with Mr Mulligan, who then followed up in the Reynoldstown Novices Chase at Ascot. He further repaid Worcester's faith in him by winning the 1997 Cheltenham Gold Cup with Mr Mulligan at 20/1 a year later. In 1999, when Mark Pitman decided to move across to Weathercock House after his mother announced her retirement, Noel Chance was able to move to the historic Saxon House Stables, announcing himself as a public trainer, landing the Sun Alliance Chase with another of his stars Looks Like Trouble, but even Chance would have thought it long odds against winning a second Gold Cup with the horse just 12 months later. Nevertheless, Looks Like Trouble won the 2000 Gold Cup at 9/2 for owner Tim Collins when ridden by Richard Johnson, following up in the John Bull Chase at Wincanton in 2001. Also, in 2000 Chance landed the prestigious Tingle Creek Chase with Flagship Uberalles, the race being moved to Cheltenham that year. Flagship Uberalles had already won the 1999 Tingle Creek trained by Paul Nicholls, but Chance took him on in 2000 to win that year's running, although the horse was less successful in the other 3 races he ran whilst at Saxon House. In 2002 Chance moved to Berkeley House in Lambourn where arguably the best horse he trained was Murphy's Cardinal, remarkably unbeaten at 8-years-old. The horse ran up a sequence of 6 wins, 3 at lowly Folkestone before successes at Ascot and Down Royal. However, Flame Creek could also lay claim to being Chance's best horse during this period of his career, winning 6 races in less than 2 years. Noel Chance then gave up training for a while when it became financially unviable, but did return to the training ranks when based at Upshire House Stables before finally retiring in 2013.
1996 Towton Novices Chase at Wetherby MR MULLIGAN 3/1 owned by Michael Worcester, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Richard Johnson
1996 Reynoldstown Novices Chase at Ascot MR MULLIGAN 9/4 fav owned by Michael Worcester, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Richard Johnson
1997 Cheltenham Gold Cup MR MULLIGAN 20/1 owned by Michael Worcester, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Tony McCoy
1999 Sun Alliance Chase at the Cheltenham Festival LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE 16/1 owned by Universal Conference & Incentive TRV, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Paul Carberry
2000 Pillar Property Chase at Cheltenham LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE 100/30 owned by Tim Collins, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Norman Williamson
2000 Cheltenham Gold Cup LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE 9/2 owned by Tim Collins, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Richard Johnson
2000 Tingle Creek Chase at Cheltenham FLAGSHIP UBERALLES 3/1 fav owned by E Gutner and M Krysztofiak Racing, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Richard Johnson
2000 James Nicholson Wine Merchant Champion Chase at Down Royal LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE 5/4 jt fav owned by Tim Collins, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Richard Johnson
2001 John Bull Chase at Wincanton LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE Evens fav owned by Tim Collins, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Seamus Durack
2002 Endsleigh Insurance Novice Hurdle at Cheltenham FLAME CREEK 3/1 owned by Martin Wesson Partners, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Richard Johnson
2002 Weatherby's Stars of Tomorrow Open NH Flat Race at Folkestone MURPHY'S CARDINAL 4/1 owned by Miss Eimear Chance, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Seamus Durack
2002 Gerrard Future Champions Intermediate Hurdle at Kelso FLAME CREEK 4/5 fav owned by Martin Wesson Partners, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Tom Doyle
2002 Shell Club Corringham Hurdle at Folkestone MURPHY'S CARDINAL 6/1 owned by Miss Eimear Chance, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Tom Doyle
2003 George Stevens Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham FLAME CREEK 100/30 owned by Martin Wesson Partners, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Seamus Durack
2003 Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock FLAME CREEK 9/4 owned by Martin Wesson Partners, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Seamus Durack
2003 Stelling Minnis Hurdle at Folkestone MURPHY'S CARDINAL 7/4 owned by Miss Eimear Chance, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Tommy Phelan
2003 Ascot United FC Hurdle at Ascot MURPHY'S CARDINAL 7/4 fav owned by Miss Eimear Chance, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Tommy Phelan
2003 Burlton Inn Novice Chase at Bangor on Dee FLAME CREEK 2/5 fav owned by martin Wesson Partners, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Seamus Durack
2003 BT Network First Novices Chase at Wetherby FLAME CREEK 2/9 fav owned by martin Wesson Partners, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Seamus Durack
2003 Equine America Beginners Chase at Plumpton MURPHY'S CARDINAL 8/15 fav owned by Miss Eimear Chance, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Seamus Durack
2003 Mayfield Restaurant Novice Chase at Kelso FLAME CREEK 2/11 fav owned by martin Wesson Partners, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Seamus Durack
2004 Killultagh Properties Chase at Down Royal MURPHY'S CARDINAL 7/2 owned by Miss Eimear Chance, trained by Noel Chance and ridden by Seamus Durack
|July 2008-present Stan Moore
Stan Moore learnt his trade with some of the best Irish trainers, assisting both Paddy Prendergast and Vincent O'Brien, but in 1990 he decided to apply for a trainer's licence and began training in Andover in premises which had been converted from a dairy to racing stables. He remained there for 5 years before transferring to Lambourn in 1995, where he enjoyed numerous successes with Patsy Grimes. In 2006 he moved to the historic Upland stables where he spent a successful two years, notching up a notable victory with Dubai Dynamo in the valuable Two-Year-Old Trophy, and must regard Redcar as one of his luckier tracks, because he won their Two-Year-Old Trophy again in October 2008 with Total Gallery. By then Stan, and his wife Sara, niece of trainer Richard Hannon senior, had moved again, for in July 2008 they moved to Berkeley House stables, replacing Noel Chance, and achieved a landmark success in October 2009 when Total Gallery won the Prix de L'Abbaye at Longchamp on Arc day.
1996 Sutherland Handicap at Salisbury PATSY GRIMES 12/1 owned by J K Grimes, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Richard Hughes
1996 St Brides Fillies Handicap at Chepstow PATSY GRIMES 15/2 owned by J K Grimes, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Aimee Cook
1996 Radio Norfolk Fillies Handicap at Yarmouth PATSY GRIMES 8/1 owned by J K Grimes, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Aimee Cook
1996 Jack Colling Apprentice Handicap at Newbury PATSY GRIMES 9/1 owned by J K Grimes, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by P P Murphy
1997 Akzo Nobel Holdings Handicap at Haydock PATSY GRIMES 5/1 owned by J K Grimes, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by P P Murphy
2004 Esher Cup at Sandown BARATHEA DREAMS 14/1 owned by Mrs Fitri Hay, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by John Quinn
2005 Bet Direct Handicap at Lingfield OH SO ROSIE 7/1 owned by Miss Karen Theobald, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Derek Nolan
2005 Spring Mile Handicap at Doncaster BARATHEA DREAMS 18/1 owned by Mrs Fitri Hay, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Martin Dwyer
2005 Sandown Futurity Conditions Stakes DON'T DILI DALI 11/4 owned by Peter Webb and Peter Lay, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by John Quinn
2005 Storm Personnel Handicap at Sandown BARATHEA DREAMS 4/1 owned by Mrs Fitri Hay, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Martin Dwyer
2006 Loro Piana Handicap at Nad Al Sheba (UAE) AZAROLE 13/2 owned by Mrs Fitri Hay, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by John Egan
||2006 Masaka Listed Stakes at Kempton DON'T DILI DALI 12/1 owned by Peter Webb and Peter Lay, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by John Egan
2006 Indore Pears Diamond Winkfield Listed Stakes at Ascot SATULAGI 10/1 owned by Mrs Fitri Hay, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by John Egan
2007 Frank Whittle Partnership Nursery at Doncaster DUBAI DYNAMO 11/2 owned by Mrs Fitri Hay, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by John Egan
2007 Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar DUBAI DYNAMO 40/1 owned by Mrs Fitri Hay, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Dean McKeown
2008 Jenkinsons Lady Riders Handicap at Chepstow BARATHEA DREAMS 5/1 owned and trained by Stan Moore, and ridden by Mrs Sara Moore
2008 Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar TOTAL GALLERY 11/2 owned by Coleman Bloodstock Ltd, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Liam Keniry
2009 Pavilion Stakes at Ascot TOTAL GALLERY 11/2 owned by Coleman Bloodstock Ltd, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Liam Keniry
2009 Totesport Heritage Handicap at Newmarket TOTAL GALLERY 11/1 owned by Coleman Bloodstock Ltd, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Johnny Murtagh
2009 Prix de L'Abbaye at Longchamp TOTAL GALLERY 10/1 owned by Coleman Bloodstock Ltd, trained by Stan Moore and ridden by Johnny Murtagh
|Top 5 Berkeley House Stable horses of all time
TOTAL GALLERY (2009 Prix de L'Abbaye)
BOND BOY (2002 Stewards Cup)
PUKKA MAJOR (1989 Grand Annual Challenge Cup)
FLAME CREEK (2003 Champion Hurdle Trial, 2002 Future Champions Intermediate Hurdle)
FIDWAY (1990 Christmas Hurdle)
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