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. Based on the outskirts of Malton, Julie's yard is also home to some of the Club's breeding stock. Julie's husband Steve Brown is also her assistant and is an integral cog in the wheel.
Roger took over the reins after spending time at Beckhampton when assistant to the renowned trainer, Jeremy Tree. In Roger's first season, he won the Derby and Prix du Jockey Club with Sanglamore and Quest For Fame. Roger has also notably handled the Group 1 winners Avonbridge, Patavellian, Tamarisk, Al Kazeem and, in 2009, added Border Patrol to the list of the Club's Group-race winners as well as handling Judicial in his first season.
Based at Pegasus Stables, James Fanshawe has been operating at the highest level for decades. As well as training our five-time Group 1 winner, Soviet Song, James has handled fellow Group 1 winners, The Tin Man, Society Rock and former Club horse, Ribbons. James has also won the Champion Hurdle twice, proving his great patience and versatility as a trainer.
Charlie Fellowes is the Club's newest trainer, having taken out his licence in 2013. He has made a great start to his training career, as the quality and quantity of his string continues to improve. The Club is delighted with Charlie's conscientious approach and are pleased to support him in his fledgling years.
Nicky is firmly established as one of the top National Hunt trainers in the country and has enjoyed countless big race triumphs, with greats like See You Then, Remittance Man, Punjabi and Binocular. In 2011, Nicky won his first Cheltenham Gold Cup win with Long Run and in 2012 he saddled a record seven winners at the Cheltenham Festival, including another Gold Cup winner, Bobs Worth. Nicky has enjoyed a fabulous 2016/17 season, and is likely to be crowned champion trainer once again.
As the trainer of the Club's Triumph Hurdle winner, Penzance, Alan King has secured a place in Club history and 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. Alan adopts a very realistic and consistent approach to training, hence his fabulous run of results over a long period of time.
Sir Mark Prescott, Bt.
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 our very own Group 1-winning filly, Marsha.