trainer

Mark Johnston with Poets Society

Always trying: Britain’s most successful – and argumentative – trainer

15 September 2018 9:00 am

An American trainer was once asked to name the greatest quality of the legendary jockey Willie Shoemaker. He replied: ‘The…

The horse with glass legs

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Most racehorse trainers, those at least who didn’t have a legacy from Aunt Agatha to lubricate their way into the…

The man who takes the stress out of training horses

25 July 2015 9:00 am

For all their formidable physical presence, racehorses spook easily. A sudden gust of wind flapping a plastic sack, a page…

Henry Cecil, by Brough Scott - review

1 June 2013 9:00 am

This is by far the best book on racing I have ever read. It combines a truly extraordinary story —…