We have great personal friendships with all of our trainers and and it is those friendships we want to extend to the people who join Chelsea Thoroughbreds as owners.
Richard has achieved a quite remarkable feat of becoming 2014 Champion trainer in just his first year in charge since taking over from his father Richard Snr. He notched up a Classic winner with Night of Thunder and numerous Group & Royal Ascot winners along the way. Having been assistant to his father for 12 years, he was certainly no rookie, and has very smoothly kept this power house yard of 250+ horses at the very top of the Thoroughbred world, and looks set to continue.
Charlie has been lucky enough to work closely with many Classic & Group winners as assistant to his father Barry. In 2013, in his first year training under his own name, Charlie trained his own Classic winner with Just The Judge in the Irish 1,000 Guineas for a combined ownership team of Qatari Sheikh Fahad & the Sangster family. Further group winners came flowing throughout the year, culminating in a quite breathtaking performance in Breeders Cup winner Chriselliam at Santa Anita, USA. Faringdon Place, just outside Lambourn, has 150+ horses with Charlie at the helm & some of the most modern facilities in the area.
Ralph is in his 19th season as a trainer & 9th at Kimpton Down Stables near Andover, with his 14th season having been his best to date. A multiple Classic winner including an incredible 1 - 2 in the 2013 Epsom Oaks emulated the great Sir Noel Murless' achievement 41 years previously & helped him to accumulate over a million pounds in prize money. Group winners have come in both Europe & the UK and a wonderful Breeders Cup winner in 2008 with "Muhannak" at Santa Anita. With 125+ boxes now at Ralph's disposal there is surely only more of the same to come.
Andrew has remarkably - given his age, been in charge at Park House Stables in Kingsclere, near Newbury for over a decade having succeeded his father in 2003.The family history in racing runs so deep it can even boast 4 Grand National winners from the early 1900's. There's nothing Andrew hasn't experienced in racing having been an amateur jockey & winning 20 races before a career in training came calling. Group 1 successes in England, Dubai, Hong Kong & Canada sit nicely along side his Classic Oaks winner 'Casual Look' at Epsom in just his first year of training. Andrew can also list Her Majesty the Queen as an owner amongst his 175+ horses.
Nicky doesn’t need much introducing, a four time champion trainer and trainer of some of the greats including Sprinter Sacre, See you then, Remittance Man and more recently Altior. He has made a great start to the 2018-2019 jumps season, and we are privileged to have such a well respected trainer on board.
Martyn Meade trained his first winner back in 1972 and has trained many winners under both rules whilst continuing a commercial career. Having concentrated on Flat racing since the 1980's and with multiple Stakes winners, he has been successful with 2 year olds, notably the Group 1 winner Advertise. The move from Newmarket to the picturesque Manton marks a new era for Martyn and his team. The trainers commitment to everything racing is abundantly clear when entering the newly refurbished Manton which has state of the art facilities. We are delighted to have Martyn on the Chelsea Thoroughbred's team having already trained winners for Richard Morecombe.
Michael has been training since 1989 and has now trained nearly 1400 winners. He has trained many top class horses including MOTIVATOR to win the Derby, SARISKA to win the Oaks and ART CONNOISSEUR to win the Golden Jubilee Stakes. Michael has had a fantastic 2018 season notably with the brilliant two year old Group 1 winning filly, PRETTY POLLYANNA. We look forward to visiting the picturesque Fitzroy House Stables this year.
John needs little introduction. He is a multiple and current Champion Trainer in Britain. He has trained over 3,000 winners worldwide including over 100 Group 1s ranging from sprinters to stayers. One could argue that he has never had a more purple patch than now. He and Frankie Dettori will no doubt be hoping for another tremendous season in 2020 with such a strong team of horses to look forward to.