Trainers

Mildmay Racing have carefully selected four trainers who are consistently showing fantastic results on the track and work hard to improve the enjoyment that syndicate member get out of a Mildmay Racing syndicate.

Although they are all consistently towards the top of the league tables for winners and prize money, we feel each trainer contributes something just that little bit different which enables us to match individual horses to the trainer that is most likely to bring out the best in them.

They have been selected on the basis of their results, the fact that they all appreciate the importance of stable visits and keeping owners informed.

Clive Cox

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Clive Cox
Clive Cox

Clive was selected to be a Mildmay trainer in 2005. He is a down to earth, hands on person from a farming background.

He started as a trainer in his own right following a successful career as a NH jockey and assistant trainer to Mikey Heaton Ellis. In 2000, together with his wife, Tina and family, he moved to John Francome’s yard, Beechdown stables on the edge of the Lambourn Downs. The facilities are excellent and include American style barns, private all-weather and grass gallops and an indoor school.

Clive has already had fantastic results for Mildmay Racing. The first filly he trained for us was the Stakes winning, Perfect Star and he trained the great  home-bred filly Perfect Tribute, to win the Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3).

Clive has had a fantastic season in 2016, trainer the winners of 8 Group races, 2 of which were at Group 1 level.

Clive’s recent big wins include the Prince of Wales Stakes in 2016 with My Dream Boat, The 2016 Kings Stnad (Group 1) with Profitable, the Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) with Reckless Abandon in 2012, the Darley July Cup (Group 1) and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) with Lethal Force in 2013.

Andrew Balding

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Andrew Balding (Right) and his Father, Ian.
Andrew Balding (Right) and his Father, Ian.

Andrew was the second local trainer to be selected to train Mildmay Racing’s horses and started to train for Mildmay in 2009. He became a licenced trainer in 2003 succeeding his father, Ian, at Park House Stables, Kingsclere, undoubtedly one of the best equipped private facilities in the world.  Andrew started his racing as an amateur jockey working for his uncle, Toby Balding and Lynda Ramsden before returning home to assist his father in 1998. The facilities include 150 boxes, two covered horse walkers, a two furlong circular indoor ride , a four furlong cinders trotting track, an equine swimming pool, a high speed treadmill, several all-weather gallops and some of the finest grass gallops with turf that has been down for over 100 years.

Andrew is enthusiastic, energetic and highly competitive and very knowledgeable and generally has a relaxed attitude, no doubt due in part to his family team of Ian, Emma and Anna Lisa behind him. He enjoyed the success of winning the Oaks in his first year as a trainer and thrives on taking horses abroad winning Group 1 races in Dubai, Hong Kong and Canada.

Recent big wins include the Racing Post Trophy (Group 1) and the Royal Lodge Stake (Group 2) with Elm Park in 2014 and recently the York Stakes (Group 2) with Tullius.

Ralph Beckett

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Ralph Beckett
Ralph Beckett

Ralph joined the list of Mildmay Racing trainers in 2012. He began his career in Australia working for training legends, Bart Cummings and Colin Hayes. After a period in Ireland he joined Peter Walwyn as Assistant Trainer before taking over the license when he retired in 2000.  Ralph moved to Chris Harper’s Whitsbury Manor in 2005. In 2011 he purchased Kimpton Down Stables near Andover from Toby Balding where he now trains supported by his wife, Izzy. The facilities at Kimpton include stabling in two modern American style barns with accommodation for over 100 horses and two large horse walkers. The three all-weather gallops include a three furlong oval with a two and a half furlong uphill spur, a nine furlong woodchip gallop and a five furlong uphill woodchip gallop. There are 30 acres of downland grass that have been gallops for over 100 years.

Ralph has had phenomenal track success and in 2013 he trained Talent and Secret Gesture to come 1st and 2nd in the Epsom Oaks (Group 1). Big wins in 2015  include the Middleton Stakes (group 2) with Secret Gesture and the British Champions Stakes (Group 1) and the St Ledger Stakes (Group 1) with the exceptional filly Simple Verse

Patrick Chamings

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Patrick is the most recent staff-patrick-01trainer to join the list and has trained flat and National Hunt winners at Inhurst Farm Stables since the early 1990s. With stabling, paddocks, private gallops & schooling grounds on the family’s converted dairy farm, Patrick and his wife Phillippa run a successful and happy yard.

 

Patrick get fantastic results with older horses due to his one to one approach to training  and relaxed yard environment.

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