In just his second full year of training, Hambleton Racing trainer Archie Watson saddled over a hundred winners, won prestigious Group races at Royal Ascot and enjoyed several Listed winners, not to mention three Group 1 placed runners.
The huge training talent of Archie is now well established. Behind the outstanding results are hard-knocking, impressive facts. Since he began training Archie’s strike rate with his two-year-old runners is an incredible 22%.
That’s marginally better than Aidan O’Brien and notably better than established leading British trainers like Mark Johnston, Richard Fahey and Richard Hannon.
The statistics, produced off notably cheaper stock than the trainers mentioned, proves Archie is a young trainer destined for the top and we’re delighted to be able to offer Hambleton Racing’s owners the chance to own with Archie at his historic Saxon Gate base in Lambourn.
We had no doubt Archie would provide our owners with plenty of winners and fun and that’s very much been the case - our first group of two-year-olds trained at Saxon Gate contained quality winners who contested Listed races for some delighted owners.
Our older horse recruits have been hugely successful too, with Archie proving adept at securing incredible bargains on our behalf from the horses in training sales.
We've always felt we give our owners a proper chance of success in good races by buying bloodstock intelligently and placing horses with outstanding trainers.
This theory was proven spectacularly in 2020 when £45,000 horses in training recruit Glen Shiel went on to become Archie's first Group 1 winner, scoring a famous success for his owners on Champions Day at Ascot.
Archie works closely with one of the best young bloodstock teams in the game. Together they have sourced countless winners for our south England horse racing syndicates, winning races at Listed, Group 3 and Group 1 level, all with horses bought for £45,000 or less.
The success has seen our owners enjoy winners abroad in Doha, France and Ireland in prestigious races.
Their methods and research have achieved breath-taking results. Whether from the yearling sales, breeze-ups or horse in training sales, Archie has secured countless quality horses on a sensible budget.
As you'd expect, our Archie Watson syndicates are hugely popular. If you'd like to join Lambourn's winning most trainer in a year you can view our current syndicate opportunities via the link below.
|17th Oct 2020||Glen Shiel wins the Group 1 Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot|
|5th Sep 2020||Might Gurkha wins the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes at Kempton|
|5th Sep 2020||Glen Shiel finishes second in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock|
|9th Aug 2020||Maystar wins the Listed Prix Moonlight Cloud at Deauville|
|9th Aug 2020||Glen Shiel wins the Group 3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the Curragh|
|20th Dec 2019||Maystar wins Al Rayyan Stakes at Doha|
|30th Sep 2019||Band Practice wins Listed Criterium De Vitesse at Chantilly|
|22nd Sep 2019||Corinthia Knight wins Listed Sprint Championship at Bro Park|
|25th Aug 2019||War Storm completes Archie's second, faster century of winners|
|23rd Aug 2019||Soldiers Call runner-up Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York|
|18th Jun 2019||Soldiers Call finishes 3rd Group 1 King’s Stand Royal Ascot|
|2nd May 2019||Isaan Queen wins Listed Chelmer Fillies’ Stakes at Chelmsford|
|23rd Feb 2019||Gorgeous Noora wins Listed Hever Sprint at Lingfield|
|10th Feb 2019||Barys wins Listed Prix De La Claiforne at Cagnes-Sur-Mer|
|16th Nov 2018||Secures maiden century of winners with Felix The Poet|
|4th Nov 2018||Snowy Winter 3rd Group 1 Premio Tesio at Capannelle|
|7th Oct 2018||Soldier’s Call 3rd Group 1 Prix De L’Abbaye at Longchamp|
|14th Sep 2018||Soldier’s Call wins Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster|
|1st Sep 2018||Soldier’s Call wins Group 3 Prix D’Arenberg at Chantilly|
|17th Aug 2018||Shumookhi wins Listed St Hugh’s Stakes at Newbury|
|15th Aug 2018||Snowy Winter wins Listed Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park|
|23rd Jun 2018||Soldier’s Call wins Listed Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot|
|12th Jun 2018||Saddles 100th career winner, So Brave at Lingfield|
|15th Mar 2018||Corinthia Knight wins Listed Montenica Stakes at Chantilly|
|23rd Dec 2017||Petite Jack wins Listed Quebec Stakes at Lingfield|
|29th Oct 2017||Absolute Blast 3rd Group 1 Premio Tesio Capannelle|
|1st Apr 2017||Absolute Blast wins Listed Magnolia Stakes at Kempton|
|18th Oct 2016||Saddles first winner, Ride The Lightning at Kempton|
|29th Aug 2016||Saddles first runner, Ride The Lightning at Kempton|
"I'm delighted to be training for Hambleton Racing who are great supporters. They are a very well run syndicate who we've had some great results for."