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1900-1939 Charlie Waugh
Carlburg Stables, on the Bury Road side of Newmarket, were built by the trainer Charlie Waugh in the late 19th century and were completed at the turn of the century. They were ready to be occupied in 1900 and he moved over from Park Lodge Stables in 1901. Today they extend over 7 acres and have the capacity for stabling 148 horses, but back in 1902 there was even more land associated with Carlburg until, in 1902, Mr Stedall erected stables to the left of Carlburg House. Peter Gilpin successfully applied for a licence to train on Newmarket Heath, Bury-side, moving in to what became Clarehaven Stables in 1902, bringing with him horses owned by L Neumann and J Reid Walker. Charles Waugh was born in 1870, son of the famous trainer James Waugh, and therefore was born into a racing environment. His father trained on the Poland/Hungary border at Carlburg, which is where Charlie spent a good proportion of his childhood, and where the name of the stable originates. Charles trained for Prince Soltykoff at Kremlin House for two seasons, from February 1894 until 1896, winning the Newmarket Handicap with Sati for the Prince in 1896. He had previously spent time in Germany from 1891, at the Imperial Stables at Graditz, replacing brother Richard who suffered a long period of illness. After his spell at Kremlin House Stables he moved on to Park Lodge Stables where his son was born on 22nd October 1900. During this period his father, James Waugh, continued to train at Meynell House for Lord Coventry and the Earl Cadogan, while Charles's brother Dawson trained privately for Sir John Blundell-Maple at Falmouth House. During his time at Carlburg, which lasted for 39 years, he won the Lincoln Handicap twice, firstly with Over Norton in 1903, and later with Sansovino in 1905. Although he failed to win a Classic, he did win the Cambridgeshire with Marcovil in 1908. In 1910 Charlie received a boost at Carlburg when John Wynford Philipps, a Liberal politician, decided to place horses with him. The owner, whose colours were white, black sleeves and gold cap, enjoyed National Hunt racing in his early days at the turn of the century, his horses being trained by David Harrison at Tenby. His best National Hunt horse was Crautacaun (100/6) who finished 4th behind Ascetic's Silver in the 1906 Grand National when ridden by Ivor Anthony. Mr Philipps became 1st Viscount St Davids which prompted him to turn his attention to Flat racing. Charlie Waugh brought him immediate success when Kilbroney won the 1911 Great Metropolitan Stakes at Epsom despite being left 20 lengths at the start. That success was followed by further victories in the Summer Handicap at Newmarket and the Goodwood Cup, but arguably his best performance was finishing a neck behind Lemberg, the Derby winner, in the Doncaster Cup. In 1912 Cyllene More was the stable star, winning 6 of his 14 starts, including 4 consecutive wins, while in 1913 he won the Lowther Stakes, then run at Newmarket. Just a year after celebrating this success the country was at War, with Carlburg receiving undeserved attention because of its name of seemingly Germanic origin. Although Charlie had worked in Germany for a short period, he had to suffer demonstrations outside his stables. Charles continued to be master of Carlsburg until the outbreak of the Second World War. He leased Carlburg after the War, before selling it to Joe Lawson in 1947, dying within a year and a half of the sale, aged 79.
1903 Lincoln Handicap OVER NORTON (100/7) owned by Mr R G Binding, trained by Charlie Waugh and ridden by Otto Madden
1905 Lincoln Handicap SANSOVINO (100/9) owned by Mr F Luscombe, trained by Charlie Waugh and ridden by William Griggs
1908 Cambridgeshire MARCOVIL (50/1) owned by the Duke of Devonshire, trained by Charlie Waugh and ridden by L Hewitt
1911 Great Metropolitan Stakes at Epsom KILBRONEY (6/1) owned by Lord St Davids, trained by Charlie Waugh and ridden by F Winter
1911 Summer Handicap at Newmarket KILBRONEY (8/1) owned by Lord St Davids, trained by Charlie Waugh and ridden by Walter Griggs
1911 Goodwood Cup KILBRONEY (4/1) owned by Lord St Davids, trained by Charlie Waugh and ridden by Walter Griggs
1913 Lowther Stakes at Newmarket CYLLENE MORE (9/2) owned by Lord St Davids, trained by Charlie Waugh and ridden by Walter Griggs
1914 Chesterfield Cup KILTOI 100/6 owned by Mr J S Austen, trained by Charles Waugh and ridden by Freddie Fox
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For over 4 centuries racing has been staged in Newmarket, but how have the racecourses evolved from an initial starting point at Fleam Dyke Pumping Station, some 8 miles from the town, with a winning post barely 200 metres from the town centre, into two world recognized, excellent racecourses and a universal acceptance that Newmarket is the Headquarters of racing?
To access an interactive racecourse map showing over 50 individually named racecourses CLICK HERE. The map will enable you to:-
1. Determine when extended races over 8 miles, 6 miles and 4 miles began to be replaced by the courses now visited by thousands annually;
2. Consider how the challenge of crossing the Devil's Dyke was overcome;
3. Contemplate why the town no longer has a steeplechase course despite having at least 5 courses during the past 2 centuries;
4. Examine the practicalities of having up to 48 starting posts and winning posts;
5. Appreciate that it was not financially viable to have an open racecourse spread widely across the heath, with a finishing post barely 200 metres from the town centre;
6. Research how and why the Cambridgeshire Handicap has been contested over 3 different courses.
NOTE: The map does not make mention of 2 particular courses:-
(i) Sefton Course (also known as the Cambridge Road Course)
Source: 1970 Raceform.Used from 1959 to 1975.
(ii) New Circular Course
The Circular Handicap was run on Friday 29th October 1875 on the New Circular Course of about two miles.
Source: London Standard (30th October 1875): ''the horses started near the Turn of the Lands, ran back way of the Cambridgeshire Course towards the Ditch, and afterwards proceeded down the side of the Tan Gallop, and turned into the Rowley Mile near the Bretby Stakes starting post, finishing at the stand at the end of the flat. Except in the hollow near the Cambridgeshire start the runners should have been visible all the way if the sky had been bright and clear''.
Another report hoped that the Circular Handicap would become a feature in future programmes, as it would be contested in front of the new grandstand which would be completed in about a year and would be able to accommodate thousands.
(I am grateful to Tim Cox for bringing attention to these 2 courses.)
Enjoy researching the intriguing history of Newmarket and its many racecourses.
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1939-1945 The War Years
On Friday 29th September 1939 Charlie Waugh announced his retirement and declared he would close Carlburg for the duration of the War. Mr J S Austen, a long-time patron with 6 horses, was the first to withdraw his horses, followed soon afterwards by all other patrons. It was during this period of lockdown that his son, Alfred Scott Waugh, married Florence Childs on 11th October 1944.
August 1945-October 1947 Percy Allden
After the War had ended the stables were leased from Charlie Waugh by Percy Allden as a second yard. Percy had trained for a prolonged period at Epsom in the 1920s before taking up the post of private trainer to Mr R B Strassburger at Chantilly in 1927. He returned to Epsom a few years later and, in June 1935, he moved from Epsom to Newmarket to take over at Meynell House. At the outbreak of the Second World War Percy was gazetted as a pilot officer, leaving his brother George to take over training duties at Meynell. In August 1945 he was released from the Services and granted a licence to return to training, leasing Carlburg from Charlie Waugh. On 15th October 1947 it was announced that Joe Lawson, formerly of Manton, had purchased Carlburg and was moving 50 horses in readiness for the 1948 season. Allden trained at Beechurst and Upend Stables afterwards.
|1947-1957 Joe Lawson
In 1947 Charlie Waugh sold Carlburg to Joe Lawson, who began the 1948 season incharge, and who reached the pinnacle of his training career guiding Never Say Die (SR 2124) to success in the 1954 Epsom Derby when owned by Mr Robert Sterling Clark and ridden by the 19-year-old Lester Piggott. The horse followed up in the St Leger when piloted by Charlie Smirke. That same year Joe trained the winner of the Great Yorkshire Handicap at Doncaster, although it was with the stable second-string Lepidoptic. Joe retired at the end of the 1957 season and the stables were sold to Arthur Sutherland who installed his son Fergie as trainer at Carlburg.
1954 Epsom Derby NEVER SAY DIE (SR 2124) 33/1 owned by Robert Sterling Clark, trained by Joe Lawson and ridden by Lester Piggott
1954 Great Yorkshire Handicap LEPIDOPTIC 100/9 owned by J Hawes, trained by Joe Lawson and ridden by Willie Snaith
1954 St Leger NEVER SAY DIE (SR 2124) 100/30 owned by Robert Sterling Clark, trained by Joe Lawson and ridden by Charlie Smirke
I am grateful to Mike Pledge, whose father John, born in 1932, and an apprentice at Stanley House Stables, was goalkeeper for the Stanley House Stablelads Football team on Thursday 27th April 1950, kick-off 6.16 pm, against Harry Wragg's Abington Place stables and Joe Lawson's stables Carlburg Stables, as shown below.
1958-1962 Captain Fergie Sutherland
When Joe Lawson decided to retire at the end of the 1957 season the stables were taken over by Captain Fergie Sutherland. He had served as assistant to Geoffrey Brooke before carrying out the same role at Carlburg under Joe Lawson. Fergie Sutherland was born in London on 1st June 1931 and was named after a brother of the Queen Mother, Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Loos. Fergie spent most of his childhood at Peebles, Scotland, but was taught to ride by Dick Hern during his many summer holidays at Porlock, Somerset. After Eton and Sandhurst, Fergie served during the Korean War where he lost his left leg. He returned to England and took on the role of assistant to Geoffrey Brooke. After serving with Joe Lawson at Carlburg, he took over the trainer's license when Arthur Sutherland, Fergie's father, purchased Carlburg Stables in 1957. Fergie quickly opened his account with Tribune at Wolverhampton in April 1958. Later that year he recorded his most important success when A20 won the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot. Towards the end of his time at Carlburg he trained Tournella to win the Falmouth Stakes. At the end of the 1962 season Carlburg Stables were sold to David Robinson and Fergie was replaced by Bruce Hobbs.
1958 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot A20 (5/1) owned by H Clifton, trained by Fergie Sutherland and ridden by Bill Rickaby
1962 Falmouth Stakes TOURNELLA (11/4) owned by Mrs E Hall, trained by Fergie Sutherland and ridden by Bill Rickaby
1963-1965 David Robinson, Bruce Hobbs
Towards the end of the 1962 season the Radio and TV Rental entrepreneur purchased Carlburg as his private stables, installing Bruce Hobbs as his trainer. Bruce Robertson Hobbs was born on Long Island, New York, on 27th December 1920, his father was Reg Hobbs who was Master of the Horse to Ambrose Clark. Bruce experienced success at the racecourse when he was just 12 years old because Clark's horse Kellsboro Jack won the 1933 Grand National. The Hobbs family had moved back to the United Kingdom in 1922 when he was just one year old, his father training at Lambourn. Bruce had his first ride in public at Wolverhampton in March 1936 aged 15, and his career really took off just 2 years later when he became the youngest jockey to ride a Grand National winner, winning the 1938 Grand National aboard Battleship (40/1) trained by father Reg and owned by Mrs M Scott. Bruce continued his successful riding career, winning the Welsh Grand National on Timber Wolf, but tragedy struck later in the season when his horse fell and left him with a broken back, hospitalised for 3 months. Clearly his career as a jockey ended, but after the War Hobbs launched his training career, initially as private trainer to the daughter of Solly Joel. He worked as assistant to George Beeby, later joining Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort at Freemason Lodge for 8 years, before taking up a similar position with Jack Clayton in Newmarket. Then at the end of the 1963 season he was invited to train for David Robinson at Carlburg. In that first, and only season, he had a string of 40 horses, 34 of which were two-year-olds. He remained with Robinson for just the 1964 season, moving on in 1965 to Palace House Stables where he gained many notable successes.
1964 Victoria Plate RIDING HOME 4/9 fav owned by David Robinson, trained by Bruce Hobbs and ridden by Willie Snaith
1964 Starboro Plate at Aintree CIRIBIRIN 8/1 owned by David Robinson, trained by Bruce Hobbs and ridden by Willie Snaith
1964 Midland Cambridgeshire at Birmingham RUBY WEDDING 100/7 owned by David Robinson, trained by Bruce Hobbs and ridden by Paul Cook
1964 Farnham Royal Two-Year-Old Plate at Windsor CAMBRIDGE 10/1 owned by David Robinson, trained by Bruce Hobbs and ridden by Willie Snaith
1965-1967 David Robinson, Jimmy Thompson
David Robinson continued to own Carlburg after Bruce Hobbs left, with Robinson enticing Jimmy Thompson, a successful northern trainer based at Ripon, to take over. Jimmy Thompson was born in Tyneside and became an apprentice in France before returning to the North as a top jockey. At the Easter Monday meeting at Newcastle in 1954 he suffered an accident to his eye which put paid to his riding career, so he applied for a trainers license and operated successfully in Ripon. In 1965 he moved to Newmarket in readiness for the 1966 season. He was very successful throughout the 1966 and 1967 seasons, winning the Blue Riband Stakes at Epsom with Starry Halo, and the Victoria Cup with Enrico, both partnered by Lester Piggott.
|I am grateful to Ordnance Survey (© Crown Copyright) for permission to use the 1836 map shown above. Carlburg is 4
David Robinson & Jimmy Thompson (continued)
On August Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 1966 David Robinson and Jimmy Thompson teamed up with Bill O'Gorman to land the Moet and Chandon Silver Magnum for amateur riders with Suvretta (6/1). A year later, in August 1967 Jimmy requested to be released from his contract with David Robinson at the end of the Flat season, and they decided to part on the most cordial of terms. Thompson had lasted two seasons before returning north to resume his training career.
1966 Moet and Chandon Silver Magnum SUVRETTA 6/1 owned by David Robinson, trained by Jimmy Thompson and ridden by Bill O'Gorman
1966 Victoria Cup at Ascot ENRICO 11/2 owned by David Robinson, trained by Jimmy Thompson and ridden by Lester Piggott
1967 Coventry Stakes at Kempton STARRY HALO 8/13 fav owned by David Robinson, trained by Jimmy Thompson and ridden by Lester Piggott
1967 Blue Riband Trial Stakes at Epsom STARRY HALO 8/13 fav owned by David Robinson, trained by Jimmy Thompson and ridden by Lester Piggott
1968-1974 David Robinson, Michael Jarvis
When Jimmy Thompson had served two years at Carlburg he decided to return to training in the North, leaving David Robinson to install Michael Jarvis as his personal trainer at Carlburg. David Robinson also owned the adjacent stables, Clarehaven, where he installed Paul Davey as his trainer. At that stage Robinson had 73 horses in training, 37 at Carlburg trained by Jarvis, and 36 at Clarehaven with Davey. This arrangement worked so well that Robinson celebrated his most successful season, winning 103 races across the 2 stables. Michael was very successful in his 6 years at Carlburg, particularly with sprinters. He won the July Cup and Nunthorpe Stakes with So Blessed in his first year at the stables, followed the next year with a further victory in the July Cup with Tudor Music. In 1971 Green God kept up Michael's good record in the Haydock Sprint Cup, while Bitty Girl proved to be the stable star in 1973 with victories in the Lowther and Molecomb Stakes. At the end of the 1974 season Carlburg was sold to Captain Marcos Lemos, leaving Michael Jarvis to carve out an even more successful career at nearby Kremlin House.
|I am grateful to Ordnance Survey (© Crown Copyright) for permission to use the 1888-1913 map shown above.
David Robinson & Michael Jarvis (continued)
1968 July Cup SO BLESSED 7/2 owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Frankie Durr
1968 Nunthorpe Stakes SO BLESSED 4/6 fav owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Frankie Durr
1968 Richmond Stakes TUDOR MUSIC 5/1 owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Frankie Durr
1968 Lowther Stakes FLYING LEGS 9/4 owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Frankie Durr
1969 Haydock Sprint Cup TUDOR MUSIC 11/4 fav owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Frankie Durr
1969 July Cup TUDOR MUSIC 4/5 fav owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Frankie Durr
1971 Haydock Sprint Cup GREEN GOD 7/4 fav owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Lester Piggott
1973 Lowther Stakes BITTY GIRL 9/4 fav owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Bruce Raymond
1973 Molecomb Stakes BITTY GIRL 7/4 owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Bruce Raymond
1974 Bunbury Cup PITSKELLY 6/1 owned by David Robinson, trained by Michael Jarvis and ridden by Lester Piggott
|1974-2015 Captain Marcos Lemos, Clive Brittain
In 1974 David Robinson sold Carlburg Stables to Captain Marcos Lemos, a Greek Shipping Magnate. Within a year he had invited Clive Brittain to train at Carlburg, supplying him with 30 horses. Clive Brittain was born on 15th December 1934 and became an apprentice at the age of 14 in 1949. He was a more successful trainer than jockey, starting work in assisting Sir Noel Murless before successfully applying for his own license in 1972. He moved to Carlburg in 1975 and was very successful, filling his stable with an additional 50 horses from other owners and, within 3 years he had purchased Carlburg from Marcos Lemos. He carried out pioneering methods, being the first to install an equine swimming pool at Carlburg and exploiting to the full the opportunities available beyond the shores of the United Kingdom. He trained his first Classic winner in 1978 when Julio Mariner won the St Leger, going on to win 3 of the 4 remaining Classics, the only one to have eluded him being the Epsom Derby. However, he will be best remembered for winning so many of the top-class races from abroad, and for making so much of horses with limited talent. In 1985 Pebbles won the Breeders' Cup Turf in USA, while in 1989 Michael entered Terimon in the Epsom Derby in the hopes of securing a place. Terimon was the complete outsider in the field at 500/1 but was held up to make steady progress in the final furlong, finishing runner-up to Nashwan, albeit some 5 lengths behind that wonder horse. The horse was rewarded two years later when winning the Matchmaker International Stakes at York. Clive retired in 2015, sending out his final winner in October 2015, selling Carlburg to Roger Varian in 2016.
1974 St James's Palace Stakes AVEROF 7/4 owned by Captain Marcos Lemos, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Brian Taylor
1976 St James's Palace Stakes RADETZKY 16/1 owned by Curtis Elliot, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Pat Eddery
1978 Queen Anne Stakes RADETZKY 25/1 owned by Curtis Elliot, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Edward Hide
1978 St Leger JULIO MARINER (SR 1942) 28/1 owned by Captain Marcos Lemos, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Edward Hide
1984 1000 Guineas PEBBLES (SR 2061) 8/1 owned by Captain Marcos Lemos, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Philip Robinson
1985 Champion Stakes PEBBLES 9/2 owned by Sheikh Mohammed, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Pat Eddery
1985 Eclipse Stakes PEBBLES 7/2 owned by Sheikh Mohammed, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Steve Cauthen
1985 Breeders Cup Turf PEBBLES owned by Sheikh Mohammed, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Pat Eddery
1986 Japan Cup JUPITER ISLAND owned by the Marquess of Tavistock, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Pat Eddery
1988 Prix Jean Prat LAPIERRE owned by Mrs J M Khan, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Steve Cauthen
1991 Queen Anne Stakes SIKESTON 9/1 owned by Luciano Gaucci, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Michael Roberts
1991 2000 Guineas MYSTIKO (SR 1972) 13/2 owned by Lady Beaverbrook, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Michael Roberts
1991 Derby Italiano HAILSHAM 7/2 owned by Sheikh Mohammed, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Steve Cauthen
1991 Matchmaker International Stakes at York TERIMON 16/1 owned by Lady Beaverbrook, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Michael Roberts
1992 Cheveley Park Stakes SAYYEDATI 5/2 owned by Mohamed Obaida, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Walter Swinburn
1992 Fillies Mile IVANKA 6/1 owned by Ali Saeed, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Michael Roberts
1992 Falmouth Stakes GUSSY MARLOWE 7/1 owned by Lucille Van Geest, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Michael Roberts
1992 Epsom Oaks USER FRIENDLY (SR 1991) 5/1 owned by Bill Gredley, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by George Duffield
1992 Irish Oaks USER FRIENDLY (SR 1991) 8/11 fav owned by Bill Gredley, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by George Duffield
1992 Yorkshire Oaks USER FRIENDLY 8/11 fav owned by Bill Gredley, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by George Duffield
1992 St Leger USER FRIENDLY (SR 1991) 7/4 fav owned by Bill Gredley, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by George Duffield
|1993 Queen Anne Stakes ALFLORA 20/1 owned by Circlechart Ltd, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Michael Kinane
1993 1000 Guineas SAYYEDATI (SR 1949) 4/1 owned by Mohamed Obaida, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Walter Swinburn
1993 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud USER FRIENDLY 12/5 fav owned by Bill Gredley, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by George Duffield
1993 Prix Jacques Le Marois SAYYEDATI owned by Mohamed Obaida, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Walter Swinburn
1995 Derby Italiano LUSO 47/10 owned by Saeed Manana, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Michael Kinane
1995 Sun Chariot Stakes WARNING SHADOWS 6/1 owned by Marwan Al Maktoum, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Kevin Darley
1995 Sussex Stakes SAYYEDATI 11/2 owned by Mohamed Obaida, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Brett Doyle
1997 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes AIR EXPRESS 9/1 owned by Mohamed Obaida, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Olivier Peslier
1999 Fillies Mile TEGGIANO 11/8 fav owned by Abdullah Saeed Belhab, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Frankie Dettori
|2000 Irish 2000 Guineas CRIMPLENE (SR 1857) 16/1 owned by Marwan Al Maktoum, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Philip Robinson
2000 Nassau Stakes CRIMPLENE 7/4 fav owned by Marwan Al Maktoum, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Philip Robinson
2000 Coronation Stakes CRIMPLENE 4/1 jt fav owned by Marwan Al Maktoum, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Philip Robinson
2003 Coronation Cup WARRSAN 9/2 owned by Saeed Manana, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Philip Robinson
2004 Oaks d'Italia MENHOUBAH 207/100 owned by Saeed Manana, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Darryll Holland
2004 Coronation Cup WARRSAN 7/1 owned by Saeed Manana, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Darryll Holland
2004 Prix de L'Abbaye VAR 8/1 owned by Mohammed Rashid, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Frankie Dettori
2006 Falmouth Stakes RAJEEM 50/1 owned by Saeed Manana, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Kerrin McEvoy
2009 Fillies Mile HIBAAYEB 8/1 owned by Mohammed Al Nabouda, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Neil Callan
2014 Coronation Stakes RIZEENA 11/2 owned by Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Ryan Moore
2015-2016 Simon Crisford
Prior to setting up as a trainer in his own right, Simon Crisford was the successful racing manager for Sheikh Mohammed. He took out a licence in 2014, launching his training career at Carlburg in 2015 where he had 40 horses in training. In that first season he trained First Selection to win the Solario Stakes in the hands of George Baker. He remained at Carlburg for 2 years before renting out Kremlin House from Gay Jarvis.
2015 Solario Stakes FIRST SELECTION 4/1 owned by Abdulla Al Mansoori, trained by Simon Crisford and ridden by George Baker
February 2017-present Roger Varian
Roger Varian, loyal assistant to Michael Jarvis from 2001, took over Kremlin House in February 2011 after the retirement of his mentor Michael Jarvis and grew his string into one of the biggest and most powerful in Newmarket. He trained the 2014 St Leger winner Kingston Hill (SR 1944) and in 2016 he took charge of Postponed from Luca Cumani, winning 4 prestigious races, the Dubai City of Gold, Dubai Sheema Classic, the Coronation Cup and the Juddmonte International Stakes. After 6 successful years at Kremlin he transferred to nearby Carlburg, the former home of 82-year-old Clive Brittain, on 1st February 2017. He has continued his success both in the UK, winning the 2019 Coronation Cup with Defoe, and abroad winning the EP Taylor Stakes in Canada with Sheikh Reika, and the 2017 Pretty Polly Stakes in Ireland with Nezwaah.
2017 Pretty Polly Stakes NEZWAAH (13/2) owned by Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea Atzeni
2017 Prix Jean Romanet AJMAN PRINCESS (144/10) owned by Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea Atzeni
2018 EP Taylor Stakes, Canada, SHEIKH REIKA owned by Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea Atzeni
2019 Prix d'Isphan ZABEEL PRINCE 3/1 owned by Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea Atzeni
2019 Coronation Cup DEFOE 11/1 owned by Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea Atzeni
|Top 5 Carlburg horses of all time
NEVER SAY DIE (1954 Epsom Derby, St Leger)
PEBBLES (1984 1000 Guineas, Eclipse Stakes, Breeders Cup Turf)
USER FRIENDLY (1992 Epsom Oaks, Irish Oaks, St Leger)
MYSTIKO (1991 2000 Guineas)
SAYYEDATI (1993 1000 Guineas, Sussex Stakes)
|© John Slusar 2020