TOM CLOVER is the new up and coming trainer in Newmarket launched at the end of 2016 by Tom and his wife Jackie.
Tom and his family have been around horses most of their lives. He rode in point-to-points as a young man and, after gaining a diploma from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, started out as a pupil assistant with jumps trainer Charlie Longsdon. Tom soon stepped up to assistant trainer as the operation doubled in size.
With a desire to develop his skills, he came to trainer David Simcock’s stable in Newmarket. What was meant to be a one-summer placement extended into five seasons as assistant in which Tom extensively learnt from David, who is renowned for maximising each horse’s potential.
Multiple Group 1 winning trainer and 2x Derby winner Peter Chapple Hyam
Peter Chapple-Hyam’s passion for horses can be traced back to his childhood. Growing up in Newmarket, the renowned horse racing town in England, he was surrounded by the sport and quickly developed a deep affection for these magnificent creatures. As a teenager, Chapple-Hyam gained hands-on experience by working in local stables, honing his skills and knowledge under the guidance of seasoned trainers.
Chapple-Hyam’s dedication and talent did not go unnoticed, and in the early 1990s, he emerged as a prominent figure in the world of horse racing. He quickly made a name for himself as a skilled and astute trainer, capable of molding horses into champions. In 1992, he achieved his first Epsom Derby success with Dr Devious, a horse that showcased his remarkable ability to bring out the best in his equine companions.
Peter Chapple-Hyam’s influence extends beyond his wins at the Epsom Derby. He is revered within the horse racing community for his ability to develop young horses and guide them to reach their full potential. His training methods are characterized by a balance of discipline, patience, and an unwavering commitment to the well-being of the animals under his care.
Beyond his personal accomplishments, Chapple-Hyam’s legacy is reflected in the success of his apprentices and the admiration of his peers. Many aspiring trainers have sought his guidance, eager to learn from his wealth of knowledge and experience.
Egan was born in Kildare, Ireland. He comes from a racing background. His father John is a jockey, his mother Sandra Hughes trained the 2015 Irish Grand National winner Thunder And Roses, his grandfather is Irish trainer Dessie Hughes and his uncle is British champion jockey, Richard Hughes. Egan rode out for his grandfather from the age of 13 and took part in pony racing. He also rode out for flat trainer Willie McCreery.
Egan’s first race in a Classic came in May 2019 when he rode favourite Qabala into third place in the 1000 Guineas Stakes. Egan’s father rode outsider Garrel Glen into twelfth place in the same race. In June 2019 he had his first victory at Royal Ascot, when the Varian-trained Daahyeh won the Albany Stakes.
Having signed a retainer with owner Prince Faisal, Egan rode the John Gosden-trained Mishriff to his maiden victory at Nottingham in November 2019. In February 2021 the pair won the Saudi Cup at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before going on to win the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, in March 2021. After coming third in the Coral Eclipse Stakes and second in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the partnership secured their first British Group 1 victory in the International Stakes at York on 18 August 2021. On 2 July 2022 Mishriff was narrowly beaten into second place by Vadeni in the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. It was to be Egan’s last ride on Mishriff, as later that month his association with Prince Faisal came to an end.
Egan had his second Royal Ascot winner in 2022, when the Varian-trained Eldar Eldarov won the Queen’s Vase. Eldar Eldarov then provided Egan with his first British classic success, winning the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster on 11 September 2022.
Tudhope grew up in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. He had no family connection with racing, and only considered a career as a jockey when it was suggested to him by a careers advisor. He graduated from the Northern Racing College and was apprentice to Declan Carroll in Yorkshire.
He had his first professional rides in 2003, and won his first race at San Rossore, Pisa, Italy in October of that year as part of an initiative for young riders to compete across Europe. It wasn’t until 2004 that he registered his first domestic victory at Southwell. His first black type victory was not until several years after that, when he won the 2008 Listed Land o’ Burns Fillies Stakes at Ayr on an outside ride for Alan Berry. His filly, Look Busy, got up late to win by a short head from Princess Ellis.
In 2011, he won his first group race, the Group 2 Henry II Stakes on Blue Bajan, a horse he also finished second on in the Yorkshire Cup and third in the Goodwood Cup.He also began a very profitable partnership with miler Penitent, on which he won the 2012 Bet365 Mile at Sandown, the 2012 Joel Stakes at Newmarket and the 2014 John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock, as well as several Listed races. Another miler, Custom Cut, proved equally successful, also winning the Bet365 Mile and Joel Stakes, as well as the Strensall Stakes and Leopardstown‘s Desmond Stakes and Boomerang Stakes. Over the course of a month in 2014, he won his first and second victories at Group 1 level, the 2014 Haydock Sprint Cup on G Force and the Prix de l’Abbaye on Move In Time. Both were trained by O’Meara.
This period of success meant that in 2013, he first topped 100 winners in a year and in 2014, he first won more than £1 million in prize money.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, he won several notable British handicaps – the Old Newton Cup on Tawdeea, the Lincoln on Bravery, and the Wokingham at Royal Ascot on Out Do. His biggest wins have come in America, however. On Mondialiste, he won the 2016 Arlington Million and in 2017, he won the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes on Suedois, his biggest prize to date of nearly £500,000. In 2017, he also won over £1.5 million in UK prize money.
In 2019, he won four races at Royal Ascot and was an early contender for Champion Jockey, although he would ultimately lose out in the championship to Oisin Murphy. He also passed the 1,000 winner mark in June.
Jack Mitchell is a jockey from Epsom, Surrey who has received media coverage as an up-and-coming jockey, especially after his victory in the 2010 Derby Dash at The Derby. His father, Phillip Mitchell, is a former amateur jockey.
Mitchell was taught to ride by his mother, Patricia. His father, Phillip Mitchell, had a considerable career as an amateur jockey. Living on Epsom Downs, practically on The Derby racecourse, the family has produced multiple notable jockeys, going as far back as his grandfather, Cyril Mitchell, who began his career in 1929. His younger brother Freddie is one of the top pony-race jockeys in the country.
As of June 2010, Mitchell has competed in over 800 races and had over 90 wins, including 5 wins (out of 18 races) on his home course of Epsom.
In 2009, Mitchell was rushed to hospital after falling from a horse during a race, but was not seriously injured. Riding a horse named ‘Bertoliver’, He won the 2010 Investec Entrepreneurial Class “Dash” despite his saddle slipping during the race