Leading Flat Trainers

Horse racing has always had some top quality flat trainers, from the days of Alec Taylor Jr in the 1910's to Fred Darling in the 1940's to Noel Murless a decade later they have all sat at the summit of UK and Irish racing.

However, a new crop have emerged in recent years and we take a look to see who is at the pinnacle of the sport in the new Millennium.

Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien is widely regarded as one of the best trainers to ever come out of Ireland as he has amassed a plethora of Classic wins in both the Emerald Isle and in the UK from his Ballydoyle base. A competent amateur jockey, O'Brien elected to hang up his riding boots and venture into the training sphere and it has proved to be a wise decision as he racked up multiple Derby wins utilising the services of some of the leading flat jockeys to ride some of the best horses to have graced the turf in the last two decades.

Take a look at Aidan O'Brien's illustrious career

 

Sir Michael Stoute

One of the most experienced trainers in flat racing, Sir Michael Stoute has also been one of the most successful saddling some of the sport's greats. Moving from Barbados to the UK as a teenager, Stoute gained an assistant trainer job at Pat Rohan's before taking out his own licence in 1972. Since then he has trained the world famous Shergar to victory in the Epsom Derby, whilst notching a multitude of leading trainer's titles in a stellar career.

Read more about the legendary Sir Michael Stoute's career

 

Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon gained instant success as a trainer bagging the 1973 Epsom Derby with 50/1 outsider Mon Fils.  It was to be a taste of things to come for the British trainer has over the last four decades he has been a regular winner of top Group One events. Hannon is widely regarded as one of the top two-year-old trainings in flat racing and that entwined with his excellent relationship with son-in-law and stable jockey Richard Hughes has propelled the legendary trainer back to the top of the flat racing ranks.

Find out more about Richard Hannon's top training career

 

Sir Henry Cecil

Sir Henry Cecil was one of the most loved trainers on the Flat circuit as the unique Warren Place handler continued to train Classic winners with aplomb, but in 2013 he sadly lost his fight with cancer and left a huge hole in the racing game leaving behind him a sensational career.  An out-and-out winner throughout his training career he was battling it out for glory and he amassed countless Classic wins, but it was his association with the mighty Frankel in his latter years that will see racing fans look back at him with glazed eyes as he masterminded a sensational unbeaten career for the Galileo colt.

Read more Henry Cecil career as a trainer

 

Dermot Weld

Dermot Weld has been at the pinnacle of Irish racing for decades winning multiple Classics from his Roswell House stables. However, there is one festival Weld has dominated for the last 25 years and that is the Galway Festival.  The Irishman has been simply unbeatable at Ballybrit since the 1980's and in 2011 gained a record-breaking 17 winners at the seven-day extravaganza.

Dermot Weld one of the most successful in Irish racing history

 

 


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