Our Success

They say a rose could bloom in the desert. But how much more likely is it in the right surroundings, where a tradition of racing and training has been fostered for generations, with state-of-the-art training and therapy equipment, and all backed by one of the UK’s leading trainers?

Success can’t be guaranteed. But it finds Hambleton Racing and trainers Kevin Ryan, Karl Burke and David O’Meara over and over again.

Kevin has made training Group race winners a regular habit and frequently chalks up a century of winners, while David is widely recognised as one of the most talented trainers in Britain, winning Group races at the highest level, whilst his reputation for breathing new life into horses from other trainers is something most can only marvel at.

Success hasn’t gone to our trainers’ heads, though. On your visits to the gallops, you’ll find both Kevin and David friendly and approachable, whilst they share a common characteristic – an appetite for hard work and attention to detail.

It’s an approach that explains why Hambleton Racing’s trainers saddle so many winners and why so many horses fulfil their potential for them.

Odds-on to win

Hambleton’s racing record is a proud one. Over the past decade, over 50% of our total runners have won or placed.

This means that, statistically, you’re odds-on to end up in the winners’ enclosure every time you go racing.

These consistent and excellent results have been achieved over a long period of time while others have come and gone in the past ten years. We’re very proud of this consistent success and remain committed to maintaining the excellent levels of success our owners expect.

Hambleton’s approach to the sales is a thorough one, gaining notable success with cheaply bought two-year-olds. Our racing record proves that it’s quite possible for our horses to compete with distinction at Group level, or win races at top meetings such as Royal Ascot and York.

We’ve also scored well with bargains from the horses-in-training sales, with all our recruits going on to win for their owners.