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

Faith in Firmament

Saturday's Qipco British Champions Day will see the return of the Gallop Racing team to Ascot as Firmament has been declared to run in the 4:30 Balmoral Handicap.   Across the same distance at last years QIPCO Champions Day, a late effort from Yuften squeezed...

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Ascot F-Bombs

We are hoping to cause a stir at Ascot this Saturday by dropping a couple of F-Bombs!!   First up, Firmament. Yes, we are aiming high in the Group 2 summer mile, but its a course he loves, he's in great form and it's worth a shot.   Our second F-Bomb of the...

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