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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-class 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.

  • Nicky Henderson

    Nicky Henderson

    Lambourn, Berkshire

    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, Sprinter Sacre, Buveur d'Air and Altior. In 2011, Nicky won his first Cheltenham Gold Cup with Long Run and, in 2012, he saddled seven winners at the Cheltenham Festival, including another Gold Cup winner, Bobs Worth. He has gone from strength to strength since then and has had an incredible amount of top-tier success, including the addition of a sixth trainers' title in the 2019/20 season.

  • 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 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.

  • Donald McCain

    Donald McCain

    Cholmondeley, Cheshire.

    Donald McCain Jr took over from his father Ginger McCain in 2006. Ginger of course trained the legendary three-time Grand National winner Red Rum, and Donald was involved with the training of the second of Ginger'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 Donald from his Bankhouse Stables. Combined with stable jockey Brian Hughes, who secured the 2019/20 champion National Hunt jockeys' title in March 2020, 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 eleven times to date and having trained the winners of more than 2,000 races, 100 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 Elite Racing Club's dual Group 1-winning homebred, 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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