Kevin Ryan


Firmly established as one of Britain’s best trainers, Kevin started from scratch in 1998, moving rapidly through the training ranks and now sitting towards the head of his profession.

Kevin’s particular genius lies in unearthing Group-winning two-year-olds for bargain prices at the yearling and Breeze Up sales. Dubbed the trainer with the Midas touch, he’s also widely seen as one of the best racehorse trainers in the country at breathing new life into horses that have lost their way elsewhere.

Indeed, in the last five years, Kevin has saddled many Group-winning two-year-olds, registering over a quarter of a century of Pattern race wins which include success at Group 1 level with the likes of The Grey Gatsby (French Derby and Irish Champion Stakes) and Astaire (Middle Park), furthering Kevin’s reputation for training winners that excel in big races without breaking the bank.

Royal Ascot win Lightning

Glass Slippers was the latest horse to win the Prix de l’Abbaye, while regular wins in big handicaps like the Ayr Gold Cup, highlight Kevin’s prowess in the most valuable handicaps too.

Royal Ascot is often regarded as the pinnacle of British Flat racing and Kevin has a fine record at the meeting with Group 2 Norfolk Stakes winner Bapak Chinta, Lightning Cloud and York Glory just some winners at the Royal meeting from a small sample of runners.

Kevin’s outstanding eye for a two-year-old has often seen him prosper in the big sales races as well, with £32,000 recruit Bogart, and The Great Heir (€33,000) just two several young horses to enjoy some massive paydays by winning the valuable sales races.

All Kevin’s horses benefit from his meticulous attention to detail, helping them maximise their potential as racehorses which is perfect for our owners, who have enjoyed many memorable days with Kevin Ryan-trained winners on the racecourse.

Great fun to be with at the races, Kevin has been training for Hambleton's horse racing owners for over 15 years. His will to provide owners with those great wins and memories remains as great as ever.

List of Achievements

7th Nov 2020 Glass Slippers wins the Grade 1 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint at Keenland
10th Oct 2020 Last Empire wins the Listed Prix de Bonneval at Chantilly
19th Sep 2020 Magical Spirit wins the Ayr Silver Cup Handicap at Ayr's Western Meeting
13th Sep 2020 Glass Slippers wins the Group 1 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh
8th Aug 2020 Star Of Emaraaty wins the Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket
19th Jul 2020 Queen Jo Jo wins the Group 3 Summer Fillies' Stakes at York
28th Jun 2020 Repartee wins the Listed Carnarvon Stakes at Windsor
20th Jun 2020 Hello Youmzain wins the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot
20th Jun 2020 Hey Jonesy wins the Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) at Royal Ascot
6th Oct 2019 Glass Slippers wins the Group 1 Prix De L'Abbaye at Longchamp
15th Sep 2019 Glass Slippers wins the Group 3 Prix du Petiti Couvert at Longchamp
7th Sep 2019 Hello Youmzain wins the Group 1 Sprint Cup Stakes at Haydock
4th Aug 2019 Glass Slippers wins the Listed Prix Moonlight Cloud at Deauville
25th May 2019 Hello Youmzain wins the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock
10th Nov 2018 Hambleton's Company Asset wins the Listed Gilies Fillies' Stakes at Doncaster
13th Oct 2018 Hello Youmzain wins the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte at Maisons-Laffitte
5th Oct 2018 East wins the Group 3 Prix Thomas Byron at Saint-Cloud
13th Sep 2018 The Great Heir wins the Weatherbys Racing Bank £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes at Doncaster
24th Aug 2018 Emaraaty Ana wins Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York
23rd Jun 2018 Elnadim Star wins Listed EBF Land O'Burns Fillies' Stakes
19th Apr 2018 Brando wins Group 3 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket for the second year running
10th Sep 2017 Tommy Taylor wins Listed Garrowby Stakes at York
6th Aug 2017 Brando wins Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville
20th Apr 2017 Brando wins Group 3 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket
17th Sep 2016 Brando wins Ayr Gold Cup
17th Aug 2016 Syphax wins Group 3 Acomb Stakes at York
2nd Jul 2016 Brando wins Group 3 Coral Charge Sprint Stakes at Sandown
7th May 2016 Ashadihan wins Group 3 Chartwell Fillies' Stakes at Lingfield
14th Oct 2015 Goken wins Listed Race at Lingfield
17th Jun 2015 The Grey Gatsby finishes 2nd in Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes
16th Apr 2015 Astaire wins Group 3 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket
13th Sep 2014 The Grey Gatsby wins Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown
7th Sep 2014 Glory Awaits wins valuable Group 2 race in Turkey
20th Aug 2014 The Grey Gatsby 2nd in Group 1 Juddmonte International at York
28th Jun 2014 Calypso Beat wins Listed Empress Stakes at Newmarket
1st Jun 2014 The Grey Gatsby Wins Group 1 French Derby Giving Ryan his first Classic winner
24th May 2014 Hot Streak wins Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock
15th May 2014 The Grey Gatsby wins Group 2 Dante Stakes at York
17th Apr 2014 Hamza wins Group 3 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket
12th Oct 2013 Astaire wins Group 1 Middle Park Stakes
12th Oct 2013 Hot Streak runner-up in Group 1 Middle Park Stakes
6th Oct 2013 Hamza places in Group 1 Prix De l’Abbaye at Longchamp
5th Oct 2013 Hot Streak wins Group 3 Cornwallis at Ascot
12th Sep 2013 Morning Post wins Wetherbys Sales Race at Doncaster
24th Aug 2013 Astaire wins Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York
22nd Jun 2013 York Glory wins Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot
21st Jun 2013 Lightning Cloud wins Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot
22nd Sep 2012 Captain Ramius wins Ayr Gold Cup, third win in the race for Kevin
24th Aug 2012 Blaine wins Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York
23rd Aug 2012 Hototo wins 250k DBS Premier Yearling Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting
26th May 2012 Tiddliwinks win Group 3 Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh
16th May 2012 Tiddliwinks wins Group 2 Duke of York Stakes at York
1st Oct 2011 Bogart wins the valuable Totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar
17th Sep 2011 Our Jonathan wins the Ayr Gold Cup at the Western Meeting
18th Aug 2011 Bogart wins valuable DBS Premier Sales race at York’s Ebor meeting
28th Jul 2011 Masamah wins Group 2 King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood
16th Jun 2011 Bapak Chinta wins Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot
1st Aug 2010 Masamah wins Listed Queensferry Stakes at Chester
29th May 2010 Another Listed win for Les Fazzani, in the Pinnacle Stakes at Haydock
26th May 2010 Geesala wins the Listed Hilary Needler at Beverley
20th Mar 2010 Arganil retains the Listed Hever Stakes at Lingfield
29th Nov 2009 Les Fazzani scores another Listed win, Kevin’s fourth of the year
3rd Nov 2009 A Group 2 win for Our Jonathan, at Maisons-Laffitte
10th Oct 2009 Our Jonathan wins Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot
26th Sep 2009 Advanced wins nearly £100,000 in Totesport Challenge Cup at Ascot
21st Mar 2009 Arganil wins Listed Hever Sprint Stakes at Lingfield
8th Nov 2008 Les Fazzani makes it five Listed wins for Kevin in 2008
12th Sep 2008 Madame Trop Vite wins Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster
15th Aug 2008 Madame Trop Vite takes Newbury’s Listed St Hugh's Stakes
3rd Aug 2008 Green Manalishi completes Listed race double at Chester
26th Jul 2008 African Skies wins Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot
28th Jun 2008 Benbaun wins Group 3 Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh
30th Oct 2007 Distinctly Game wins to secure century of winners
28th Oct 2007 Eastern Romance becomes Kevin’s fourth Listed winner of 2007
22nd Sep 2007 Advanced wins the prestigious Ayr Gold Cup
16th May 2007 Amadeus Wolf wins Group 2 Duke of York Stakes
1st Oct 2006 Desert Lord wins Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye
8th Sep 2006 Wi Dud wins Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes
22nd Jun 2006 First Royal Ascot winner with Uhoomagoo
3rd Jun 2006 Derby-day double at Epsom, including Listed winner Sadeek
2nd Jun 2006 First British trainer to reach 50 winners in 2006
31st May 2006 Wins Listed Hilary Needler with Roxan on racecourse debut
1st Nov 2005 Balthazaar’s Gift wins the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte
1st Nov 2005 Stable prize money breaks through the £1 million barrier for 2005
22nd Oct 2005 Palace Episode wins Group 1 Racing Post Trophy
30th Sep 2005 Wins first-ever Group 1 with Amadeus Wolf in Middle Park Stakes
17th Aug 2005 Amadeus Wolf wins Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes
16th Aug 2005 Wins Listed Acomb Stakes with Palace Episode
8th Sep 2004 Saddles Halmahera to win a third Portland Handicap at Doncaster
4th Jun 2004 Wins Vodafone Mile at Epsom with Uhoomagoo
10th Sep 2003 Saddles Halmahera to repeat success in Doncaster’s Portland Handicap
2nd Nov 2002 Wins with Platinum Charmer at Doncaster to secure maiden half-century of winners
11th Sep 2002 Halmahera wins Portland Handicap at Doncaster
28th Aug 2002 Saddles Platinum Duke to win an amazing ninth race of the year
12th Apr 2002 Wins Spring Cup at Newbury with My Paris
17th Jul 2001 Saddles Uhoomagoo to win, his winning tally for the stable now stands at 14
13th Aug 2000 Wins Group 2 Phoenix Stakes at Leopardstown with Eastern Purple
22nd May 1999 Wins Group 3 Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh with Eastern Purple
22nd Jul 1998 Enjoys first winner with Komlucky at Catterick
18th Jun 1998 Saddles first runner Swan At Whalley at Ripon

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