|Waltham House (Lethornes) Stables
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|1894-1902 Tom Worton, W T Garrett, W Hopkins
Tom Worton, a very lucky owner who went on to train successfully in Lambourn for a number of years, built Waltham House and 20 box stables in 1894. His best horse, which made him a fortune, was Victor Wild, who won the 1894 Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot at 50/1, the Jubilee Stakes at Kempton in successive years in 1895 and 1896, and also won the Coronation Cup at Kempton in 1897. during this period he employed W T Garrett (1898-early 1900) and W Hopkins (1900) as his trainers.
Many of Worton's horses, including Victor Wild, were trained by Hornsby, before he moved his horses to J Lowe at Ilsley. In January 1897 he moved Victor Wild to Joe Cannon in Newmarket, where the horse continued to notch up victories in valuable races. All the while Tom Worton was training a small string at Waltham House stables before moving to larger premises, selling Waltham House to J F Hallick.
1894 Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot VICTOR WILD 50/1 owned by Tom Worton, trained by Hornsby and ridden by Harrison
1895 Jubilee Stakes at Kempton VICTOR WILD 20/1 owned by Tom Worton, trained by Hornsby and ridden by Walter Bradford
1896 Jubilee Stakes at Kempton VICTOR WILD 5/1 owned by Tom Worton, trained by Hornsby and ridden by Walter Bradford
1897 Coronation Cup at Kempton VICTOR WILD 85/40 owned by Tom Worton, trained by Joe Cannon and ridden by Mornington Cannon
|I am grateful to Ordnance Survey (© Crown Copyright) for permission to use the 1830 map shown above.
||1898 Eden Welter Handicap at Lingfield JOHNNY SANDS 6/4 fav owned and trained by Tom Worton and ridden by Otto Madden
1898 Oak Tree Stakes at Lingfield SNARESBROOK 11/8 jt fav owned and trained by Tom Worton and ridden by Otto Madden
1898 Lingfield Club Open Handicap JOHNNY SANDS 2/5 fav owned and trained by Tom Worton and ridden by Mr Lushington
1898 Ford Manor Plate at Lingfield SNARESBROOK 6/4 jt fav owned and trained by Tom Worton and ridden by otto Madden
1899 Somersetshire Stakes at Bath RENESSELAEE 5/4 fav owned by J B McDonald, trained by Tom Worton and ridden by Sam Loates
1902 November Nursery Handicap at Lingfield EPPING GREEN 7/1 owned and trained by Tom Worton and ridden by C Loates
1903-Thursday 21st December 1916 John F Hallick
J F Hallick, born in 1866, enjoyed all country sports, acting as a judge for 15 years at Lambourn Coursing Club, and initially trained trotters ridden by Cornelius Foy, then upgrading to ponies under the National Pony and Galloway rules, before he launched his training career under rules at Lyddington in 1896 where he trained for Mr Menzies, Mr Clifford Mellor, Mr W J Phelps, owner of a game black mare named Rouge who won numerous races, and Mr C Seton, but he also trained his own horses which ran in his colours of black, cherry hooped sleeves and cherry cap. In 1902 he moved to larger premises at Waltham House, Lambourn from where he sent out Whinbloom to win the Great Metropolitan Handicap at Epsom, the Summer Handicap at Newmarket and the Royal June Handicap at Windsor. His best season was in 1909 when his chief money winner was Lord Villier's Greenback, later winning the valuable Royal Handicap at Windsor. Hallick was unlucky not to win a Classic, as Greenback 100/8 was only beaten a neck by Lemberg (SR 2076) in the 1910 Epsom Derby, but made amends at Royal Ascot when landing the Prince of Wales's Stakes. In 1911 he owned and trained Bannockburn to win 6 races, including the Ascot Biennial Stakes and the Duke of Cambridge Handicap at Newmarket. He was a great supporter of any apprentice who came to his stables, including Fred Templeman, H Robbins, H Watts and E Gardner. In his youthful days he rode as a jockey, which is quite surprising given that he was 6 ft 4ins tall and in later life weighed over 17 st, earning him the nickname 'Big John Hallick'.
While still a yeoman he rode his charger through the streets of London during Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebrations. His winning record as a trainer showed a year-on-year increase in winners and, with that came an increase in prize money won. In his first full year, 1897, he won just 2 races netting barely £200. His winners for the next 2 years were 5 and 16, winning his owners, including himself, £800 and £1764. His best year was 1906 when he won no less than 42 races and winners prize money of £7440. In 1909, despite a fall in the number of winners to 38, the year proved to be his best in prize money won £9577. Naturally, wins and prize money declined after the outbreak of War, winning 33 in 1913, 29 in 1914 and just 11 in 1915, with associated prize money of £5483, £5513 and £1351 respectively. In what turned out to be his final year of training he only sent out 4 winners, netting £1337. His final winner as a trainer, in December 1916, was Appleton in a Newbury hurdle race, but he tragically died of pneumonia on Thursday 21st December 1916 aged just 50.
1906 Great Metropolitan Handicap at Epsom WHINBLOOM 100/8 owned by N J Wood, trained by J F Hallick and ridden by A Templeman
1906 Royal June Handicap at Windsor WHINBLOOM 100/8 owned by N J Wood, trained by J F Hallick and ridden by A Templeman
1906 Summer Handicap at Newmarket WHINBLOOM 8/1 owned by N J Wood, trained by J F Hallick and ridden by A Templeman
1910 Epsom Derby GREENBACK 100/8 owned by Lord Villiers, trained by J F Hallick and ridden by Fred Templeman, runner-up by a neck to Lemberg.
1910 Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot GREENBACK evens fav owned by Lord Villiers, trained by J F Hallick and ridden by Fred Templeman
1911 Ascot Biennial Stakes at Royal Ascot BANNOCKBURN 11/4 fav owned and trained by John Hallick and ridden by Fred Templeman
1911 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket BANNOCKBURN 100/7 owned and trained by John Hallick and ridden by Freddie Fox
December 1916-April 1917 Robert Horne
Robert Horne was Head Lad to John Hallick for a prolonged period, so when he died on Thursday 21st December 1916 drastic action had to be taken about the running of Waltham House Stables. Horne applied for a temporary National Hunt trainers licence, he was never in a position to need the Flat equivalent, and took charge of the stables throughout the early months of 1917. The Hallick owned horses were sold in March 1917, about the same time that many of Hallick's prominent owners transferred their horses elsewhere. One such owner, Lord Jersey, sent his horses to Newmarket to be trained at Freemason Lodge by Alf Sadler junior, and by April all of the remaining horses were transferred to Park Farm stables overseen by Moreton.
1918-March 1919 Frederick Richard Hunt
Frederick Richard Hunt, born in Broxford in 1875, was the son of a farmer who liked to race a few of his own horses. It was no surprise, therefore, that Fred Hunt began training at Headbourne Worthy, near Winchester, for his father. His father died in December 1903, so Fred moved to a 21-box stable in Fisherton in early 1904. He won the 1904 Wokingham Handicap at Ascot with Out O'Sight, the 1916 Newbury Spring Cup with his own horse Cerval, the 1918 Cambridgeshire with Zinovia, a previous Free Handicap winner, and the 1920 Portland Handicap with Pelops. His ambition was to win the Grand National, but the closest he came was runner-up in 1917 with Chang, behind Ballymacad, and again in 1918 when Captain Dreyfus was beaten by Poethlyn. In April 1919 he left Lambourn for Devonshire House, Jevington, purchased by lucky owner Z G Michalinos, but Fred died there on 12th June 1923.
1904 Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot OUT O' SIGHT 100/12 owned by J Sloncombe, trained by Fred Hunt and ridden by Morny Cannon
1916 Newbury Spring Cup CERVAL 100/7 owned and trained by Fred Hunt and ridden by R Dick
1918 Cambridgeshire at Newmarket ZINOVIA 9/2 fav owned by Z G Michalinos, trained by Fred Hunt and ridden by Vic Smyth
1920 Portland Handicap at Doncaster PELOPS 20/1 owned by Z G Michalinos, trained by Fred Hunt and ridden by Vic Smyth
||April 1919-1939 Fred Pratt, James de Rothschild
Frederick Charles Pratt, born on 4th March 1876 in Tewkesbury, was a nephew of the great Fred Archer, as his mother was Fred Archer's sister Alice. He was one of six sons of the Cheltenham trainer Frederick Pratt senior. His brothers were Ormonde, killed in 1915, Ernest Hayward, killed in 1917, Arthur Wyndham, died in 1920, Charles, a distinguished Lambourn racehorse trainer at Uplands Stables who was tragically killed in a light aircraft crash, and William Archer, a jockey who dead-heated in the Cesarewitch on Cypria. The champion jockey thought so much of his nephew that he left him £2000 in his will for him to complete his education, and a further £2000 on reaching the age of 21. After completing his formal education he went to James Ryan's Green Lodge Stables in Newmarket where he served his apprenticeship, gaining his first ride at Newmarket in 1887 aged just 11. In 1895 he got his chance to shine in the saddle when regular jockey Tommy Loates was unable to take the mount on St Frusquin in the Middle Park Stakes which he won, later in the season partnering the colt to success in the Dewhurst Stakes, making him the top-rated colt that year. St Frusquin (SR 1935) went on to fulfil his early promise by winning the 2000 Guineas, Prince of Wales's Stakes and Eclipse Stakes, although by then Tommy Loates was back in the saddle. In 1896 he won his only Classic, the 1000 Guineas aboard Galeotta (SR 1939) 100/8 owned by Alfred Cox, aka Mr Fairie, and trained by James Ryan, however he went on to win the 1000 Guineas as a trainer in 1911 with Atmah (SR 1877) owned by James de Rothschild and ridden by Freddie Fox, the only time the filly won a race. She contested 4 Classics, finishing 10th in the Derby behind Sunstar (SR 2059), and was also unplaced in the Oaks behind Cherimoya (SR 1890) and in the St Leger behind Prince Palatine (SR 2032). For good measure, she was also unplaced in the 1912 Royal Hunt Cup. After a short spell riding on the Continent in Austria, and training in 1901, Fred returned to England to begin his English training career in early 1903 at Russley Park, when he was appointed as private trainer to James de Rothschild. He was reported to have traneferred to Rhonehurst Stables, Lambourn in August 1903 but, at some stage John Hallick expanded into the yard and Fred trained at Letcombe Regis. The untimely death of John Hallick enabled James de Rothschild to purchase Waltham House and stables, opening a new chapter of Fred's training career in April 1919. By then he had already notched up 4 Royal Ascot victories for his trainer, Beppo 4/5 fav won the 1907 Hardwicke Stakes, Bomba won the 1909 Gold Cup, Broadwood 25/1 won the 1914 Ascot Stakes, while a year later Apothecary 33/1 won the 1915 Ascot Gold Cup. Rothschild was a legendary gambler and almost certainly landed two nice touches with the two Ascot outsiders in 1914 and 1915. Two additional coups were landed in the 1919 and 1921 Cambridgeshires with Brigand 25/1 and Milenko 100/7 respectively. He achieved his final Royal Ascot victory in 1936 when Rondo won the Queen's Vase. Fred retired in 1939, but enjoyed over 10 years of retirement in Lambourn, dying on 20th April 1950 aged 74, leaving a will of £35,085.
||1906 Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket BEPPO 1/2 fav owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by W Higgs
1907 Manchester Cup BEPPO 3/1 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by W Higgs
1907 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot BEPPO 4/5 fav owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by W Higgs
1909 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot BOMBA 25/1 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by Freddie Fox
1911 1000 Guineas at Epsom ATMAH (SR 1877) 7/1 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by Freddie Fox
1914 Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot BROADWOOD 25/1 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by P Allden
1915 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot APOTHECARY 33/1 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by E Lancaster
1919 Cambridgeshire at Newmarket BRIGAND 25/1 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by E Crickmere
1921 Cambridgeshire at Newmarket MILENKO 100/7 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by B Lynch
1936 Queens Vase at Royal Ascot RONDO 20/1 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Fred Pratt and ridden by P Maher
1939-January 1947 A J Wood
When Fred Pratt retired in 1939, having trained for almost 40 years and been associated with James de Rothschild for 26 years, his place at Rothschild's Waltham House Stables was taken by A J Wood. Few trainers could employ their own private trainers in this period of history, although many had done so throughout the past century, but James de Rothschild was fabulously wealthy, and a successful gambler to boot. James Armand Edmond de Rothschild, born on 1st December 1878, inherited a vast fortune and owned many stately homes, including Waddeston Manor and a house in Newmarket. He married Dorothy in 1913, the pair sharing a mutual enjoyment of racing. He was Liberal MP for the Isle of Ely from 1929 to 1945, and was frequently in the news for landing spectacular gambles. In 1919 he is reported to have won £250,000 (equivalent to £10 million in todays money) when Brigand won the Cambridgeshire. Just 2 years later, in October 1921 he began betting on his horse Milenko at the first rails bookmaker, and continued down the line, backing the horse at each stand, bringing the price down to 100/7 until the bookmakers refused to take any more money. Milenko duly won the Cambridgeshire by one and a half lengths, netting him a further £200,000. In 1926 a remarkable thing happened to the Rothschilds. James was staying at the Jockey Club Rooms before the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket, while his wife, Dorothy, resided at their Newmarket home. He arose early the next morning and joined his wife for breakfast at their house, telling her he had experienced the clearest of dreams in which Pillion had led for the first 6 furlongs of the Jockey Club Stakes until some woman walked in front of him, blocking his vision of the closing stages of the race. His astonished wife informed him that she also dreamt of the race, but had missed the first 6 furlongs, but had watched Pillion in the latter stages of the race which he won. The pair backed their dream horse Pillion for £1000 at 25/1 and the filly duly obliged. In April 1945 A J Wood underwent an operation which he recovered from, but retired in January 1947.
1944 Brookside Stakes at Ascot ICE 100/7 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by A J Wood and ridden by T Gosling
1945 Newmarket Handicap LAMPOS 3/1 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by A J Wood and ridden by Dany Maher
1946 Midland Handicap at Nottingham CONGOLD 3/1 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by A J Wood and ridden by J Graham
January 1947-June 1957 Donald F Watson
When A J Wood announced his retirement in early 1947 James de Rothschild immediately replaced him with Donald F Watson, although Wood retained the option to continue to reside at Waltham House. The most high-profile winner during Watson's time at Waltham House was Sunny Brae who won the 1954 City & Suburban Handicap at Epsom. As time went on, Rothschild's interest in racing waned, and at the time of his death on 7th May 1957 he only had 9 horses in training. By June 1957 all of his remaining 9 horses were transferred from Donald Fraser to Norman Bertie's Bedford House Stables in Newmarket. The 9 horses were Clovis, Johannes, Goyamora, Scaphander, Talent, Beattle, Aylesbury, Cindertrack and Pearls & Diamonds.
1949 Brecon Handicap at Chepstow MOTH 11/10 fav owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Donald Watson and ridden by j Sirett
1949 Bulford Stakes at Salisbury IMPUDENT 6/4 fav owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Donald Watson and ridden by Michael Beary
1954 City & Suburban Handicap at Epsom SUNNY BRAE 100/8 owned by James de Rothschild, trained by Donald Watson and ridden by Billy Elliott
August 1964-October 1983 Doug Marks
Doug Marks, born in Lincoln on 8th May 1922, was the great great grandson of a General at the Charge of the Light Brigade. In the late 1930s, when Doug worked at the Mablethorpe stable of Jim Russell, his father, who had served in the First World War, wrote to the Prince of Wales requesting William Jarvis take his son on as an apprentice at his Egerton House Stables in Newmarket where he trained for the King and Prince. At that stage Doug had never sat on a horse, but he worked hard, was given the ride on the Prince's horse Brescia at Newcastle, and won. Doug, as one of his two, asked if he could look after a filly named Godiva, and led the filly around the parade ring in her early races before his big break came at Newmarket. Her regular jockey, Jackie Crouch, was killed in a plane crash on his way to the track and Doug, then still an apprentice, was given the ride. He guided Godiva to victory despite the presence of the Queen Mary winner, and knew that he could look forward to a successful 3-year-old career for Godiva. In the1940 1000 Guineas Godiva (SR 2047) won at 10/1 for owner Esmond Harmsworth and trainer William Jarvis, defeating Lord Astor's Golden Penny 8/11 fav ridden by Gordon Richards. Godiva 7/4 fav followed up in the 1940 New Oaks, run at Newmarket on the July course during the War, beating Silverlace by 3 lengths. Racing wound down considerably during the Second World War, leaving few opportunities for Marks to ride, so he joined the Air Force as a gunner, although he spent between 3 and 4 years in and out of hospital for reasons not associated with the War, but because he developed tuberculosis. Mounts were hard to come by after that, but he was given some rides by Hertfordshire trainer Len Holt, although by 1949 he had combined riding with the start of his training career. He trained in Kent, followed by a stint in Sussex, notching up his first winner, Owen Bridge, at Windsor in 1951. He spent almost a decade training near Ascot, at Winkfield, Berkshire where one of his favourite National Hunt horses was Kellsboro Lad, who recorded a number of steeplechase wins when ridden by Reg Akehurst, later a successful trainer in his own right. The 1958-59 season proved to be his most successful Jump season when he notched up 21 wins. Although, up to that point in his career, he hadn't recorded any successes in high-profile races, all that changed in 1960 when he purchased a 2-year-old named Golden Fire from Jim Joel. The horse went on to become a brilliant staying handicapper, winning the 1962 Chester Cup, Goodwood Stakes and end of season Cesarewitch, and followed up with a further success in the Goodwood Stakes the next year. After the untimely death of Lambourn trainer Charlie Pratt in 1962 his Uplands Stables were put up for auction and Doug, possibly on the back of winning a reasonable amount on Golden Fire, was the successful bidder. He and his wife Pamela moved into Uplands House but he did not move his string to the stables. This was just as well, because Pamela was unsettled in the house and in January 1964 Marks decided to sell it privately to Fred Winter, then just launching his training career, for £24,000. Instead, Doug bought Waltham House and Stables in Lambourn. He supervised the construction of a new maximum security stable block for 4 horses and 2 stablelads in a self-contained flat built within the block. He also renamed the stables Lethornes, named after his great great grandfather, the General in the Charge of the Light Brigades. Doug was well respected by all, and struck up particularly good friendships with many show business stars, including Jimmy Tarbuck, who owned Tatty Head, singer Frankie Vaughan, who was in a number of syndicates which Doug trained for, and Colin Berlin, a theatrical agent closely associated with Tom Jones. Indeed, Doug purchased two particularly successful horses for Colin, Fireside Chat which he bought for 11,000 guineas, and Shiny Tenth, which he bought for 7,200 guineas. The former won the 1971 Prix de Seine at Maisons-Laffitte and the Goldene Peitsche at Baden-Baden, while Shiny Tenth did even better, winning the 1972 Sceptre Stakes, Abernant Stakes and Palace House Stakes before being beaten a short head in the Duke of York Stakes at York by Stilvi. Another sprinter which Doug guided to numerous victories was Singing Bede, owned by Mrs C Grainger, winning the 1974 Palace House Stakes and King George Stakes at the Glorious Goodwood meeting. His best seasons on the Flat were 1969 and 1971 when he recorded 20 winners in each season. In 1983, as his stream of winners gradually decreased, he leased part of his yard to Michael Blanshard, and in October 1983 he called an end to his training career. Doug died in Lambourn on 7th June 2007 aged 85.
1962 Chester Cup GOLDEN FIRE 7/1 owned by Mrs D Ridley, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by David (Flapper) Yates
1962 Goodwood Stakes at Glorious Goodwood GOLDEN FIRE 13/2 owned by Mr C Ridley, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by David (Flapper) Yates
1962 Cesarewitch Handicap at Newmarket GOLDEN FIRE 25/1 owned by Mr C Ridley, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by David (Flapper) Yates
1963 Goodwood Stakes at Glorious Goodwood GOLDEN FIRE 10/1 owned by Mr C Ridley, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by David (Flapper) Yates
1967 Singleton Handicap at Glorious Goodwood WELSH BEDE 10/1 owned by Mrs C Grainger, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by M L Thomas
1971 Scurry Handicap at Doncaster FIRESIDE CHAT 5/2 owned by Colin Berlin, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Lester Piggott
1971 Zetland Handicap at Doncaster POLIBEDE 8/1 owned by Mrs C Grainger, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Edward Hide
1971 Goldene Peitsche at Baden-Baden FIRESIDE CHAT owned by Colin Berlin, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Peter Madden
1971 Prix de Seine at Maisons-Laffitte FIRESIDE CHAT owned by Colin Berlin, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Peter Madden
1972 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Handicap at Kempton SINGING BEDE 2/1 fav owned by Mrs C Grainger, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Eric Eldin
1972 Sceptre Stakes at Kempton SHINY TENTH 9/1 owned by Colin Berlin, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Joe Mercer
1972 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket SHINY TENTH 5/2 owned by Colin Berlin, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Joe Mercer
1972 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket SHINY TENTH 3/1 owned by Colin Berlin, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Joe Mercer
1973 Vaux Brewery Gold Tankard at Ayr TRIPPER 6/1 owned by Colin Berlin, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Terry McKeown
1974 Brighton Challenge Cup WISHING STAR 16/1 owned by Colin Berlin, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Pugh
1974 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket SINGING BEDE 9/2 owned by Mrs C Grainger, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Geoff Baxter
1974 King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood SINGING BEDE 12/1 owned by Mrs C Grainger, trained by Doug Marks and ridden by Geoff Baxter
|October 1983-May 2021 Michael Blanshard
Michael Blanshard, born in Dorset on 25th February 1954, is the son of a Dorset vet, growing up surrounded by animals, and he particularly liked being in the company of horses. He began riding out for trainer Bill Marshall at his Whitsbury Stables and, after completing his compulsory education, he joined Henry Cecil's Freemason Lodge stables aged 17, following him to Chestnut Tree Stables, Newmarket in 1972 when Henry's stepfather Cecil Boyd-Rochfort retired. He then worked for Barry Hills and Henry Candy in and around the Lambourn area until he took out his own licence in 1980, starting his career at King's Farm stables. In 1982, as Doug Marks brought his training career to an end, Blanshard leased half of Lethornes Stables, taking full charge in October 1983. In 1986 he saddled Lemhill to win the prestigious Group 3 John Porter Stakes at Newbury for loyal owner Stanley Hinton, while in 1992 he won the Chester Cup with Welshman owned by Brian Oxton, having won a Handicap Hurdle 4 months beforehand at Kempton with the same horse. At the start of the new millennium Michael trained The Trader, winning the lowly Avanti Stakes at Nottingham in 2000, but then going on to much greater successes, including the 2004 Prix de Saint-Georges at Longchamp and the 2005 Prix du Gros-Chene at Chantilly. However, the run which would have given Michael most pleasure was The Trader's second place, at 50/1, in the 2003 Prix de L'Abbaye behind Patavellian. In a career spanning 41 years, Michael trained over 400 winners before deciding to retire in May 2021; by then the size of his string had decreased to such an extent that it was no longer financially viable to continue to train.
1986 John Porter Stakes at Newbury LEMHILL 15/2 owned by Stanley Hinton, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Ray Cochrane
1992 Chester Cup WELSHMAN 11/1 owned by Brian Oxton, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Jimmy Quinn
1993 Perkins Memorial Cup at Newcastle WELSHMAN 13/2 owned by Brian Oxton, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Kieron Fallon
1993 Tattenhall Handicap at Chester WELSHMAN 5/2 fav owned by Brian Oxton, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Jimmy Quinn
2000 Donnington Castle Stakes at Newbury PATSY'S DOUBLE 3/1 owned by Mrs Patricia Buckley, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Fergus Sweeney
2000 EBF Avanti Stakes at Nottingham THE TRADER 2/5 fav owned by Mrs C J Ward, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Dale Gibson
2001 Stan James Handicap at Newbury THE TRADER 20/1 owned by Mrs C J Ward, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Fergus Sweeney
2002 Stan James Achilles Stakes at Kempton THE TRADER 5/1 owned by Mrs C J Ward, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Jimmy Quinn
2003 Devils Dyke Stakes at Newmarket THE TRADER 6/1 owned by Mrs C J Ward, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Jimmy Quinn
2003 Spring Trophy Stakes Listed at Haydock PATSY'S DOUBLE 9/1 owned by Mrs Patricia Buckley, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Fergus Sweeney
2003 Prix de L'Abbaye at Longchamp runner-up to Patavellian THE TRADER 50/1 owned by Mrs C J Ward, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Kieron Fallon
2004 Prix de Saint-Georges at Longchamp THE TRADER 4/1 owned by Mrs C J Ward, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Jamie Spencer
2005 Sirco Consulting Handicap at Sandown THE JOBBER 66/1 owned by A R B Ward and Mrs C J Ward, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Ted Durcan
2005 Totesport Handicap at Newbury THE JOBBER 8/1 owned by A R B Ward and Mrs C J Ward, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Ted Durcan
2005 Prix de Gros-Chene at Chantilly THE TRADER 4/1 owned by Mrs C J Ward, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Ted Durcan
2006 Coral Bookmaker of the Year Handicap at Haydock THE JOBBER 15/2 owned by Mrs Rosemary Wilkerson and Partners, trained by Michael Blanshard and ridden by Neil Callan
|Top 5 Waltham House/Lethornes Stable horses of all time
GREENBACK (1910 Epsom Derby, Prince of Wales's Stakes)
VICTOR WILD (1894 Royal Hunt Cup, 1895, 1896 Jubilee Stakes, 1897 Coronation Cup)
SHINY TENTH (1972 Abernant Stakes, Palace House Stakes, Sceptre Stakes)
SINGING BEDE (1974 King George Stakes, Palace House Stakes)
THE TRADER (2004 Prix de Saint-Georges, 2005 Prix de Gros-Chene, 2003 runner-up Prix de L'Abbaye)
|© John Slusar 2023