We are always aiming to improve. The winners to date have allowed us to go from renting a small yard, training just six horses to owning and developing Sarsen Farm, the perfect facility for turning your horse into a winner. As we have grown we have built up a team of talented, dedicated horsemen and women and have been recognised as outstanding employers.
Spin Again’s victory at Kempton marked the team out as one to follow. The first winner for Daniel and Claire and just their second runner the seemingly exposed handicapper forged clear to win by five lengths. The victory the result of high quality horsemanship and analysis that underpins their approach. Having had the gelding just a few weeks they worked out how to get the best from the horse. Quite remarkably at the age of seven he won three races in a few weeks, showing the best form of his career.
Since then Daniel and Claire have consistently sent out a variety of winners across the spectrum. From two year old maidens to hardened older handicappers.
An Eye for Success
Despite working with relatively modest budgets at the sales, Daniel and Claire have bought several stakes class performers. The are able to offer you bloodstock purchasing services. Contact them for advice.
“Recognised by many top trainers as prudent buyers of some very nice and successful yearlings, whilst also looking after Owner Breeders very well”Owner/Breeder, Gary Middlebrook
Tough, Sound Horses
Daniel and Claire train in a manner that sees horses continue progress with racing. Horses progress from two to three and again as they get older. They are able to produce horses to run consistently and regularly. As an owner this has two benefits – more fun days at the racecourse and better resale value when the moment comes.
In 2019 the team had a very respectable 15% winners to runners ratio. Putting them in the top 25 trainers by this measure. An achievement all the more remarkable considering they are not working with the budgets that many bigger names are. It was the first full season at Sarsen Farm. Led by the remarkable Chitra who notched four wins to add to three at two. She was the only three year old of 2019 to have won more then six races. The results demonstrated Daniel and Claire’s talents as well as the quality of the facilities they have developed.
Big Returns for Owners
Daniel and Claire have developed several young horses that have sold extremely well to race abroad. Il Paparazzi bought as a yearling by Daniel and Claire romped home at York and sold for more then ten times his purchase price. Still trained by the couple he placed in the Group 3 Acomb Stakes for new owners a few weeks later, before heading to Hong Kong.
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