Top Trainers

Top Trainers 2016

Obviously it is very important for horse racing punters to have some idea of who the successful trainers are on the Knavesmire. We therefore list a few to follow during the meeting, they have all had plenty of success and are sure to be amongst the winners again this year.

Richard Fahey

Many will be surprised that the top trainer at the York racecourse for the past few years has been Malton trainer, Richard Fahey who only started training in 1993. From humble beginnings, Fahey now trains a high quality string of over 100 horses and has had winners at most levels including Group One.

Among his better-known horses over the more recent past include the magnificent Anna Pavlova, who achieved nine wins in eighteen starts, including Group 1 victory at Longchamp. Fonthill Road, was always one of Fahey’s favourites at the stable who won a string of good quality handicaps including the Ayr Gold Cup. His domination of the John Smiths Cup at the Ebor is one of the most talked about feats in racing and it was no surprise that he saddled the first two home in 2009, Charlie Tokyo and Flying Clarets

We will be spotlighting some of Faheys best contenders once the 2011 race-cards are known.

Luca Cumani

Luca Cumani needs little introduction he has simply been one of the best race horse trainers in the country for many years and should be closely watched at York, where he has won the Ebor Handicap three times in the last ten years, including saddling the favourite to win, Purple Moon in 2007 at odds of 7/2.

Cumani has saddled the winner of York’s most prestigious race, the International Stakes on three separate occasions, including Falbrav in 2003 and he generally comes to the Ebor meeting with his stable in great form and is a man to be followed.

Barry Hills

Barry Hills who’s yard had a great time of it in 2009, including the winner of the 1000 Guineas is another who comes to Ebor meeting having secured a rich run of success at the course over the years. He has won plenty of races on the Knavesmire that include the Ebor handicap, The International Stakes, the Nunthorpe and the Yorkshire Oaks and he will be looking to add to that this season for certain. Although he has never won the Derby or Oaks, Hills has won all three of the other English Classics, but hgis greatest training success came in 1973 when he won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Rheingold.