Racehorse Lotto Trainers
Racehorse Lotto works with a network of trainers around the country to ensure that we can create tailored ownership packages for our winners. See below for details on the trainers we work with.
Mark Johnston is one of Britain’s leading racehorse trainers, having become the first Flat trainer to send out more than 200 winners in a season (2009), a feat which he has, to date, repeated in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. On August 23, 2018, Mark became the winningmost trainer in British racing history when he saddled his 4,194th winner. Uniquely, he has trained more than 100 British winners for 27 consecutive seasons, achieving success in British and Irish Classics and in numerous Group One races.
Jonjo O’Neill continues to enjoy one of the most successful careers in horseracing. As a jockey and dual-purpose trainer he has reached virtually every height this great sport has to offer. Currently in his 20th season at this state-of-the-art Jackdaws Castle, Jonjo has joined an elite band of trainers with 2,000 winners, among them 26 Cheltenham Festival successes and, famously in April 2010, the Grand National at Aintree with Don’t Push It and 2012 the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Synchronised.
Roger Varian is a Classic winning racehorse trainer now in his tenth season. He made an immediate impact on the profession claiming Group 1 success in his first season when Nahrain won the Prix de l'Opera in 2011. Since then he has shown remarkable consistency amassing over 900 winners and has registered Group 1 victories every season he has trained bar one.
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Eve started training in 2007 and had a flying start with 22 winners and has continued on an upward curve ever since, consolidating her position as a leading lady trainer. The 2018 season saw Eve scale new heights with her breakthrough Group 1 & Royal Ascot winner Accidental Agent who scored in fine style in the Queen Anne stakes. In recent seasons team Woodway has also had other notable successes from the likes of The Cheka, What About Carlo, Scarlet Dragon & Magnolia Springs.
James Ferguson is one of the latest trainers to take up their licence in Newmarket. He sent out his first runner from Saville House Stables in November and has since saddled four winners. James, son of John Ferguson, initially assisted his father before working under a number of leading industry figures including Sir Mark Prescott, Charlie Appleby and Jessica Harrington. The four-year-old Arabian King has provided James with three wins thus far and looks to be an exciting prospect given his improvement in recent form following the switch to a longer trip.
Tom Clover Racing is the up and coming training business launched at the end of 2016 by Tom and his wife Jackie. Highlights for Tom and Jackie to date include Celsius’ victory at Glorious Goodwood, Hunni taking the £40,000 EBF Fillies’ Nursery at Newmarket and the exploits of 6,000gns yearling buy Gypsy Spirit who finished placed in no less than five Stakes races. Prizemoney has increased year on year and the team are already looking forward to the 2020 season and beyond.
From a farming family based near Dorchester in Dorset, George has always been around horses and thoroughbreds, albeit his family’s racing roots revolved more around National Hunt horses. He started working in the bloodstock business, first for Luke Lillingston and then for Tom Goff (Blandford Bloodstock). Following university he moved to Australia where he worked for two of the biggest names in Australian racing, Gai Waterhouse and Lloyd Williams. George returned from Australia to work for Hugo Palmer in Newmarket where he spent six years as assistant trainer, for two years of which he oversaw the running of Hugo’s 50 box satellite yard, Yellowstone Park Stables, on the Hamilton Road. On 1st July 2019 George was granted a licence to train in Newmarket.
Since starting out on his own in 2006, William has built up a successful training operation. There have been over 340 winners - including successes at Group 2, Group 3 and Listed level. William's biggest success story to date has been Illustrious Blue. William, an honours graduate in Equine Business Management at the Royal Agricultural College , Cirencester, has certainly got ticks in all the right boxes as far as doing the job to a high standard is concerned. He honed his horsemanship skills either side of the Millennium, performing key roles as assistant trainer to leading handlers John Hills and Ed Dunlop. With the latter, he spent five informative years, playing an integral part in the international successes of such names as champion filly Ouija Board, multiple Group 1 winner Lailani, Independence and other top-class horses. In May 2020 William started a new chapter in his training career as he moved his team from Sussex's historic Angmering Park to the state of the art Rathmoy Stables in Newmarket.
Stuart Williams has recorded well over 700 winners since becoming a licensed racehorse trainer in 1994. Stuart is widely respected as a shrewd trainer within the racing industry and also received the highest recognition from his peers when he was voted President of the National Trainers Federation with his inauguration in February 2011. He took out a licence in 1993, training from Graham Lodge initially before moving to Trillium Place. His first winner was Greenback at Lingfield on March 5th 1993, and he has since gone on to train winners at all the Flat racecourses in Britain. Stuart moved to Diomed Stables in 2004 from which point on he has sent out a constant supply of winners that happily shows no signs of stopping.
Amy joined the training ranks in Autumn 2016 having learnt from some of the best around. Training has always been her ambition having grown up surrounded by horses on her father’s successful Wychnor Park Stud in Staffordshire. Amy is well placed to become a successful trainer having already been an owner and also an amateur jockey.
Richard Hannon enjoyed a sensational first season after taking over from his father in 2014, and there has been little let up since. He clocked up his 1000th winner on Derby Day in 2019 and he already has his eyes on winner number 2000.
Tom received his licence to train on August 1st after four years of assisting Classic winning trainer Richard Hannon. Since a young age, Tom has wanted to train racehorses, and this boyhood dream has now come to fruition. Over the years Tom has worked under the tutelage of trainers, Alain de Royer-Dupré and Francis-Henri Graffard in France; Mark Johnston, John Ferguson and Richard Hannon in the UK; Kiaran McLaughlin in the USA; and John O’Shea and Godolphin in Australia.Tom Ward trains in Upper Lambourn alongside his wife Alex. With their differing backgrounds in the thoroughbred industry, together they hope to provide their owners with the full package, bringing a plethora of experience and ambition to Tom Ward Racing Ltd.
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