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.
"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."