The Trainers

We have great personal friendships with all of our trainers and and it is those friendships we want to extend to the people who join Chelsea Thoroughbreds as owners.


Richard Hannon

Richard has achieved a quite remarkable feat of becoming 2014 Champion trainer in just his first year in charge since taking over from his father Richard Snr. He notched up a Classic winner with Night of Thunder and numerous Group & Royal Ascot winners along the way. Having been assistant to his father for 12 years, he was certainly no rookie, and has very smoothly kept this power house yard of 250+ horses at the very top of the Thoroughbred world, and looks set to continue…


Charlie Hills

Charlie has been lucky enough to work closely with many Classic & Group winners as assistant to his father Barry. In 2013, in his first year training under his own name, Charlie trained his own Classic winner with Just The Judge in the Irish 1,000 Guineas for a combined o wnership team of Qatari Sheikh Fahad & the Sangster family. Further group winners came lowing throughout the year, culminating in a quite breathtaking performance in Breeders Cup winner Chriselliam at Santa Anita, USA. Faringdon Place, just outside Lambourn, has 150+ horses with Charlie at the helm & some of the most modern facilities in the area.


Ralph Beckett

Ralph is in his 19th season as a trainer & 9th at Kimpton Down Stables near Andover, with his 14th season having been his best to date. A multiple Classic winner including an i ncredible 1 – 2 in the 2013 Epsom Oaks emulated the great Sir Noel Murless’achievement 41 years previously & helped him to accumulate over a million pounds in prize money. Group winners have come in both Europe & the UK and a wonderful Breeders Cup winner in 2008 with “Muhannak” at Santa Anita. With 125+ boxes now at Ralph’s disposal there is surely only more of the same to come.


Martyn Meade

Martyn Meade trained his first winner back in 1972 and has trained many winners under both rules whilst continuing a commercial career. Having concentrated on Flat racing since the 1980’s and with multiple Stakes winners, he has been successful with 2 year olds, notably the Group 1 winner Advertise. The move from Newmarket to the picturesque Manton marks a new era for Martyn and his team. The trainers commitment to everything racing is abundantly clear when entering the newly refurbished Manton which has state of the art facilities. We are delighted to have Martyn on the Chelsea Thoroughbred’s team having already trained winners for Richard Morecombe.


John Gosden OBE

John needs little introduction. He is a multiple and current Champion Trainer in Britain. He has trained over 3,000 winners worldwide including over 100 Group 1s ranging from sprinters to stayers. One could argue that he has never had a more purple patch than now. He and Frankie Dettori will no doubt be hoping for another tremendous season in 2020 with such a strong team of horses to l ook forward to.


Nicky Henderson OBE

Nicky hardly needs any introduction. A five time Champion National Hunt Trainer, and trainer of s ome of the all time greats including Sprinter Sacre, See You Then, and more recently Buveur D’Air and Altior. When it comes to winners at the Cheltenham Festival there is nobody better. Things continue to go well for Nicky and his team at Seven Barrows in Lambourn, with a number of exciting young horses coming through the ranks as well as established top level performers.


Dan Skelton

Dan is the new kid on the block when it comes to the top table of National Hunt trainers. He was assistant to Paul Nicholls before taking out his licence in 2013. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, becoming just the second British National Hunt Trainer to send out more than 200 winners in a season in 2018/19.


Hugo Palmer

Hugo was granted a licence to train in 2011. Starting out with just 11 inexpensive horses that he syndicated, the yard has seen a steady stream of success in a short period of time. With an admirable strike rate, and 42 Stakes winners to his name, Hugo has quickly established himself as one of the country’s leading young trainers.


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