TRAINERS

OUR POLICY

At Gallop Racing we will only employ the best trainer. Trainers with a track record of getting the very best out of a horse, looking after the best interests of the horse and with an excellent win to run ratio.

This policy means that our initial monthly costs may be higher as the best trainers command higher training fees. However, it is a policy that pays dividends.. poor (cheaper) trainers don’t win very often.

David O’Meara

Ex National Hunt jockey who has set the flat racing training ranks alight with a meteoric rise. From a standing start, David has trained over 500 winners in a 5 year period.

David’s ability to improve horses soon became apparent with horses like Pepper Lane. He took a horse rated in the 50’s and guided her to consecutive big race successes in the Great St Wilfred and a rating well over 100.

… And so it continues, Penitent, discarded as a ‘has been’ by previous connections was rejuvenated and improved by David to enjoy Group 2 success.

David has now proven his ability to train to the highest level with 16 group race successes in the last 4 years, including Group 1’s for Amazing Maria, Move In Time and G Force.

David has recently moved to a new purpose made yard near York. Set in over 100 acres, with a brand new 6 furlong uphill Safetrack gallop manufactured and installed by Andrews Bowen,  Willow Farm is the perfect place to train racehorses.

Mark Johnston

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 winning most trainer in British racing history when he saddled his 4,194th winner.

Uniquely, he has trained more than 100 British winners for 26 consecutive seasons, achieving success in British and Irish Classics and in numerous Group One races.

Recent News

And They’re Off……………..

I know the weather feels like the middle of the jump season but the flat season is at last fully under way. The Gallop team are off to a flying start and despite the fact last week we had 3 seconds all horses are running well and look promising for the rest of the...

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GALLOP OPEN DAY – 10th MARCH

We are pleased to announce our 2nd Gallop Racing Open Day on the 10th March 11am start at Willow Farm {David O'Meara's yard}. A chance to view the Gallop string as they work on the gallops, meet other owners and the O'Meara team. Please contact Richard on 07710 010643...

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Richard@gallopracing.com

01302 708706

West End Farm, West End, Balne, Goole East Riding. DN140EH