Archie Watson


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.

Maystar Win at Doha

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.

List of Achievements

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

Available Horses

Breeze-Up Syndicate

Archie has found our owners smart

breeze-up horses twice in the past two years.

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"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."