David O’Meara – Trainer

MeetTheTeam_SmallIcons_DavidO'MearaTop trainer David O’Meara joined the Hambleton Racing trainer ranks in 2012.

David’s results have been quite remarkable since he saddled his first runner in June 2010.

No less than 26 winners were secured during his first six months of holding a full training licence with a first century of winners arriving in 2013, a year in which David went on to amass an impressive 140 winners.

During this time David has already enjoyed regular Group race success with wins at meetings such as the Epsom Derby meeting and Royal Ascot.

A feature of David’s talent is his ability to improve horses from elsewhere. £75,000 Ascot handicap winner Smarty Socks, who was finishing tailed off at Southwell before coming under David’s guidance, while Great St Wilfrid Handicap winner Pepper Lane improved 40lb for David to advertise the skills of the young Irishman.

David has also shown he has the Midas touch with his young horses, winning many £10,000 Racing Post Yearling races with bargain buys and providing some great winners with cheaply sourced horses for our owners, such as wide-margin York winner Grandorio (£15,000).

A very approachable trainer, David continued to go from strength to strength registering a couple of Group 1 wins in 2014, including Move In Time, who arrived rated 84 before going on to score at Longchamp.

Whether it’s Derby Day at Epsom, Royal Ascot, a top Group race or just a regular race closer to home, David has proved time and again he’s extremely capable of providing quite staggering results for Hambleton Racing’s owners.

List of Achievements

12th Jun 2010 Saddles first runner, Madam Macie at York
19th Jul 2010 Saddles first winner, Simple Jim at Redcar
15th May 2011 Pepper Lane wins first of four races for David
26th May 2011 Blue Bajan wins Group 2 Henry II at Sandown
4th Jun 2011 50th winner with Smarty Socks at York
16th Jul 2011 Viva Colonia wins Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen
13th Aug 2011 Pepper Lane wins Great St Wilfrid at Ripon
3rd Sep 2011 Smarty Socks wins major 75k Ascot Handicap
1st Apr 2012 Penitent wins Listed race on first start for David
27th Apr 2012 Penitent wins Group 2 bet365 Mile at Sandown
4th May 2012 Powerful Presence makes it 100 wins for David
18th Aug 2012 Pepper Lane wins Ripon’s Great St Wilfrid for the second time
15th Sep 2012 Doc Hay wins Portland Handicap at Doncaster
28th Sep 2012 Penitent wins Group 2 Nayef Joel Stakes at Newmarket
6th Oct 2012 Doc Hay wins Listed Rous Stakes at Ascot
13th Apr 2013 Move In Time wins valuable bet365 Handicap at Doncaster
14th Jun 2013 Grandorio wins valuable York handicap
16th Aug 2013 Saddles 100th winner of 2013, Monakova
27th Aug 2013 Chancery wins at the Ebor meeting
18th Sep 2013 Penitent wins Listed race at Sandown
12th Oct 2013 David becomes top trainer at York for 2013
2nd Nov 2013 Penitent wins listed race at Newmarket
31st May 2014 Penitent scores Group 3 win at Haydock
6th Jun 2014 That Is The Spirit wins Listed Surrey Stakes at Epsom
19th Jun 2014 The popular Hit The Jackpot wins for the third time in 2014
20th Jun 2014 Louis The Pious wins Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot
27th Jul 2014 Custom Cut wins Listed race at Pontefract
14th Aug 2014 Custom Cut wins Group 3 Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown
16th Aug 2014 Out Do Wins the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon
23rd Aug 2014 Custom Cut wins the Group 3 Strensall Stakes at York’s Ebor Meeting
6th Sep 2014 G Force wins Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock
20th Sep 2014 Louis The Pious wins the Ayr Gold Cup
26th Sep 2014 Custom Cut wins the Group 2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket
5th Oct 2014 Move In Time wins the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp
15th Oct 2014 David becomes top trainer at York 2014
24th Apr 2015 Custom Cut wins Group 2 bet365 Mile at Sandown
9th May 2015 That Is The Sprit wins Listed Race at Haydock
17th Jun 2015 Amazing Maria wins Group 2 at Royal Ascot
10th Jul 2015 Amazing Maria wins Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket
11th Jul 2015 Out Do wins Listed race at York
26th Jul 2015 Mondialiste wins Listed race at Pontefract
2nd Aug 2015 Amazing Maria wins Group 1 Prix Rothschild at Deauville
22nd Aug 2015 Mondialiste wins Group 3 Strensall Stakes at York
30th Aug 2015 So Beloved wins Group 3 Supreme Stakes at Goodwood
12th Sep 2015 Custom Cut wins Group 2 Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown
13th Sep 2015 Mondialiste wins Group 1 Woodbine Mile in Canada
13th Sep 2015 Move In Time wins Group 3 Prix du Petit Couvert
31st Oct 2015 Mondialiste finishes 2nd in Group 1 Breeders' Cup Mile
2nd Jul 2016 Tawdeea wins the Old Newton Cup at Haydock
13th Aug 2016 Mondialiste wins Group 1 Arlington Million Stakes at Arlington Park
8th Oct 2016 Intisaab wins Coral Sprint Trophy
12th Nov 2016 Lord Of The Land wins Listed Golden Rose Stakes
11th Mar 2017 Salateen wins Listed Lady Wulfrana Stakes at Wolverhampton
1st Apr 2017 Bravery wins Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster
18th May 2017 Fashion Queen wins Listed Westow Stakes at York
24th Jun 2017 Out Do wins Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot
11th Jul 2017 Lincoln Rocks wins Listed Pipalong Stakes at Pontefract