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Club Trainers

  • Julie Camacho

    Julie Camacho

    Malton, North Yorkshire

    Julie has the distinction of having trained our first-ever homebred winner and also nurtured the prolific Dancing Bay during his early Flat career. Among the current Club horses Julie trains is the record-breaking Judicial, holder of the course record over 5f at Beverley and the winner of more races (16) than any other Club horse. Judicial has also won two Group 3 races while in Julie's hands. Based on the outskirts of Malton, Julie's yard is also home to some of the Club's breeding stock.

  • Roger Charlton

    Roger Charlton

    Marlborough, Wiltshire.

    Roger took over the reins in 1990 after spending 12 years at Beckhampton as assistant to the renowned trainer, Jeremy Tree. In Roger's first season, he won the Derby and Prix du Jockey Club with Quest For Fame and Sanglamore, respectively. Roger has also notably handled the Group 1 winners Avonbridge, Patavellian, Tamarisk, Al Kazeem and Quadrilateral. Roger also trained the Club's Group 3 winner, Border Patrol, as well as the speedy Listed-winning juvenile Marlinka and her record-breaking son, the 16-time Club winner Judicial, in his first season.

  • James Fanshawe

    James Fanshawe

    Newmarket, Suffolk

    Based at Pegasus Stables in Newmarket, James Fanshawe has been operating at the highest level for four decades. James has trained two Champion Hurdle winners as well as any number of Group 1 winners, with the likes of The Tin Man, Speedy Boarding, Society Rock, Deacon Blues, and the Club's homebreds Soviet Song and Ribbons. In 2020, James added a Breeders' Cup win to his long and glittering CV with his first-ever runner at the prestigious meeting, Audarya, who beat a strong home team to land the Filly and Mare Turf. James shows incredible patience with his horses, and has a great record with our fillies especially.

  • James Ferguson

    James Ferguson

    Newmarket

    One of the rising stars of British Flat racing, James Ferguson has already enjoyed several high-profile successes since sending out his first runners in 2019. As well as exceeding his previous season's tally of winners in 2021, James also enjoyed domestic success with the talented two-year-old filly and Guineas hope Mise En Scene, who won Goodwood's Group 3 Prestige Stakes. However, the undoubted highlight was the Group 1 victory of El Bodegon in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud, a result which elevates James and the Saville House Stables team to a level only attained by a handful of racing's elite trainers.

  • Alan King

    Alan King

    Wroughton, Wiltshire

    As the trainer of the Club's Triumph Hurdle winner, Penzance, Alan King has secured a place in Club history, and he has trained many other Club winners over the years. Among the most successful horses to be trained at Alan's Barbury Castle Stables are My Way De Solzen, Katchit, Voy Por Ustedes, Balder Succes and AP McCoy's final Cheltenham Festival winner, Uxizandre. The stable has become a major force in Flat racing, too, as evidenced by three winners at Royal Ascot in 2020. Alan adopts a very realistic and consistent approach to training, hence his fabulous run of results over a long period of time.

  • Emma Lavelle

    Emma Lavelle

    Marlborough, Wiltshire.

    Emma enjoyed early success with the classy hurdler Self Defense, and the profile of her yard was raised by wins at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals with Crack Away Jack, Pause And Clause and Bouggler. However, it was the Grade 1 successes of Paisley Park that underlined Emma's position as one the leading Jumps trainers in the country, with a further top-flight triumph provided by the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase winner, De Rasher Counter, in 2019.

  • Donald McCain

    Donald McCain

    Cholmondeley, Cheshire.

    Donald McCain Jr took over from his father, Ginger McCain, in 2006. Ginger trained the legendary three-time Grand National winner Red Rum, and Donald was involved with the training of the second of his father's Grand National winners, Amberleigh House, in 2004. Donald trained a winner of the Aintree feature himself when Ballabriggs won in 2011, one of more than 1,000 winners to have been trained by him from his Bankhouse Stables. Combined with stable jockey Brian Hughes, who secured the 2019/20 champion National Hunt jockeys' title, they form one of the strongest partnerships in the country.

  • Paul Nicholls

    Paul Nicholls

    Ditcheat, Somerset

    Paul is one of the most successful Jumps trainers of all time, having been crowned champion trainer twelve times to date and having trained the winners of more than 3,000 races, 128 at the highest level, including four Cheltenham Gold Cups. His famous Ditcheat yard has been home to some of the sport's most outstanding and well-known horses, including Kauto Star, Master Minded, Big Buck's, Denman and Azertyuiop, to name but a few.

  • Sir Mark Prescott

    Sir Mark Prescott

    Newmarket, Suffolk

    One of the most respected Flat trainers in British racing, Sir Mark Prescott is famed for the shrewd handling and placing of his charges. His Heath House Stables were the first training stables to be built in Britain and have been home to some legendary names in British racing over the years. Since Sir Mark took charge of Heath House in 1970, he has added further top-flight winners to the yard's incredible CV, including the Classic winner Confidential Lady, brilliant sprinter Pivotal and the former Elite Racing Club star, the dual Group 1-winner, Marsha.

Benefits of Membership

Club stable visits

The Club organises regular visits to our trainers' stables, the majority of which are free of charge.

This is a great opportunity to visit the yards of some of the country's leading trainers and to see the Club's horses.

Member's at Nicky Henderson's Seven Barrows Stables

Members at Nicky Henderson's
Seven Barrows Stables

Donald McCain with Member's at Bankhouse Stables

Donald McCain with Members at Bankhouse Stables

Member's at James Fanshawe's Pegasus Stables

Members at James Fanshawe's
Pegasus Stables


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