BRITISH TRAINERs with recent FLAT gR.1 winners


John & Thady Gosden


The father-son duo had more horses rated 120 or above than any other trainer in 2023 and trained Europe’s joint best-racehorse Mostahdaf. They won 10 Gr.1s with seven horses across four countries and were Britain’s Champion Trainer. Between February and November 2023, they trained 35 Stakes winners, including 17 individual winners for 11 international owners. They also recently won the 2024 renewal of the Gr.1 Lockinge Stakes.

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Roger Varian


Roger Varian averages two Gr.1 wins per year since he began training. This year, he won Gr.1 1000 Guineas Stakes with Elmalka for Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum in May before taking the first Gr.1 at Royal Ascot, the Queen Anne Stakes, for Kazakh owner Nurlan Bizakov. In 2023 he won Gr.1 races for Sheikha Hissa’s Shadwell operation, Sheikh Khalid’s KHK Racing and Amo Racing. Roger has won Gr.1 races across Britain, the UAE, the USA, Canada, France and Ireland.

T: +44 (0) 1638 661702

Richard Hannon


Richard Hannon has trained 16 Gr.1 winners in the 10 years that he has been training, with the latest one coming in at Royal Ascot when Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner and Irish 2000 Guineas winner Rosallion confirmed his talent in the St James's Palace Stakes for UAE-based Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum. Richard also won Group races for Kuwaiti and Indian owners in 2023.

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Karl Burke


Karl Burke ended 2023 with 25 Stakes wins. He trained big race winners for owners from countries including the UAE & China and secured two Gr.1 victories, namely the Moyglare Stakes with Fallen Angel and the QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes with Poptronic. He was also the leading trainer of two-year-olds in Britain last year. Karl also kicked off 2024 strongly, winning Gr.1 Irish 1000 Guineas with Fallen Angel and Gr.2 German 1000 Guineas with Darnation.

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William Haggas


After a spectacular 2022 with world's best racehorse Baaeed, William Haggas added three more Gr.1 races to his résumé in 2023. He won two Gr.1 races in Australia with Dubai Honour for Emirati owner Mohamed Obaida and added another in September when Sea Silk Road cruised to victory in the Prix de Royallieu for Hong Kong's Tsui family. The trainer has enjoyed 16 Gr.1 successes since 2020.
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Owen Burrows


Despite only starting his training career in 2016, Owen Burrows has already won 24 Group races. He won two Gr.1 races in 2023, both for Sheikha Hissa's Shadwell entity with Anmaat winning the Prix d'Ispahan in May and Hukum the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot Racecourse in July. Hukum's victory at Ascot earned him a spot in the world's best five racehorses of 2023.
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Andrew Balding


Andrew Balding won the first Classic of the 2023 season with Chaldean for Juddmonte Farms. This was the second 2000 Guineas Stakes victory for the trainer in four years after Kameko in 2020 for Qatar Racing. Andrew who trained Alcohol Free to four Gr.1 wins before her 5,400,000gns sale in 2022, has won big races for owners from all around the world.
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Ralph Beckett


Ralph Beckett won five Gr.1 races in 2022 for owners from Hong Kong, the USA and the Middle East. His top horse of 2023 was Westover who won the Gr.1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and finished second to Equinox, Emily Upjohn and Ace Impact in multiple Gr.1 races, earning him a spot in the world’s Top 10 racehorses of 2023.
T: +44 (0) 1264 772278

Archie Watson


Archie Watson saddled his first runner in the second half of 2016 and has already secured top-level races in six countries. The Lambourn-based trainer won the Gr.1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2023 with Bradsell for HH Sheikh Nasser’s Victorious Racing, for whom Archie had already won the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes at the Royal meeting with the same horse in 2022.
T: +44 (0)1488 491247

George Boughey


George Boughey saddled his first runner in 2019 and is already a dual Gr.1 winning trainer. The young trainer won the 1000 Guineas in 2022 with Cachet and trained Via Sistina to victory in the 2023 renewal of the Gr.1 Pretty Polly Stakes. He has trained Stakes winners for owners from countries including Kuwait, the UAE and the USA.
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Ed Bethell


Ed Bethell won his first Group race in his first year as a trainer in 2021. He went on to win his first Gr.1 race in 2023 when Regional won the Sprint Cup at Haydock Park Racecourse. The gelding bought by Bethell in 2021 for only 3,500 guineas has now won over £400,000 for connections.
T: +44 (0) 1969 640360

David Menuisier


David Menuisier came to train in Britain because ‘it is the greatest horse racing nation in the world’. He secured his fourth career Gr.1 in 2023, courtesy of Sunway in the Criterium International for French owner-breeder Guy Pariente and Qatar Racing. David has also won Gr.1 races in Britain and Germany with Wonderful Tonight and Danceteria in recent years.
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Tim Easterby


Yorkshire-based Tim Easterby secured the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes in October 2023 with Art Power for King Power Racing. The grey sprinter ended his 2023 season with four Group wins. Tim also trained Winter Power to Gr.1 success for King Power Racing in 2021 when he won the Nunthorpe Stakes at York Racecourse.
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Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan


Kevin Ryan enjoyed his 15th Gr.1 success in 2023 when Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s Triple Time prevailed in the Queen Anne Stakes to kickstart Royal Ascot. On a global level, Kevin has won races including the French Derby, Irish Champion Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. He has also saddled winners of Gr.1 races in all of the last five years.
T: +44 (0) 1845 597622

John & Sean Quinn


John Quinn, who was joined by son Sean on the licence in 2024, won the Gr.1 Prix de l’Abbaye on Arc Day with top-class sprint filly Highfield Princess. Already a three-time Gr.1 winner in 2022, Highfield Princess came second in Gr.1 races at Royal Ascot and at the York Ebor Festival prior to her success in Paris. John and Sean have started 2024 with two wins in the Bahrain Turf Series.
T: +44 (0) 1944 768370

Hughie Morrison


Hughie Morrison, a flat trainer with a select team of jump horses secured Gr.1 victories across both codes in 2023. He was successful in the Goodwood Cup with Quickthorn, who produced an extraordinary front-running performance to enter the exclusive club of stayers with wins at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and the Ebor Festival. He also won the Fighting Fifth Hurdle with Not So Sleepy at Sandown in December.
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Charlie Hills

Charlie Hills


Charlie Hills enjoyed Gr.1 success in the 2023 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot with Khaadem. In recent years, Charlie was widely known for training world-class sprinter Battaash, who won at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and the Ebor Festival. Internationally, his record includes wins at the Breeders’ Cup and the Dubai Racing Carnival.
T: +44 (0) 1488 71548

Simon & Ed Crisford


The father-son training duo won nine Group races in 2023, including two at Meydan with Dubai World Cup runner-up Algiers. They also trained top 2023 juvenile Vandeek, who was unbeaten in four runs for Sheikh Khalid’s KHK Racing. The exciting two-year-old won the Gr.2 Richmond Stakes at the Qatar Goodwood Festival before scoring a Gr.1 double in the Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes.
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Mick Appleby


Mick Appleby enjoyed his best season to date in 2023 with two-year-old Big Evs. He won at Royal Ascot on his second start before winning Group races at the Qatar Goodwood Festival and St Leger Festival. His best performance came when he won the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Santa Anita. Mick also recently won the Gr.2 1351 Turf Sprint at the Saudi Cup with Annaf.
T: +44 (0) 1572 722772

Alan King


Dual-purpose trainer Alan King has enjoyed top-level success across both codes in recent years, with two three-time Gr.1 winners: Trueshan on the flat and Edwardstone over jumps. Trueshan has been a top performer since 2020, winning seven Group races including two Gr.1 Prix du Cadran renewals, three Gr.2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup races and the Gr.1 Goodwood Cup.
T: +44 (0) 1793 815009
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Julie Camacho


Julie Camacho enjoyed her best season ever in 2023, winning two Gr.1 races with Shaquille. The three-year-old had only been beaten once in six runs going into the Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot where the colt came from last to win the sprint. He backed up the success with an equally impressive performance in the Gr.1 July Cup at Newmarket three weeks later.
T: +44 (0) 1653 696205

Adam West


Adam West scored his first Gr.1 winner in 2023 when Live In The Dream won the Nunthorpe Stakes at the York Ebor Festival. The trainer based in Surrey near Epsom Racecourse then travelled to California with his star sprinter last Autumn to race in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, finishing fourth just over a length behind the winner.
T: +44 (0) 7939 030046

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