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.
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.
"Hambleton Racing have been a key part of my success in recent years and we've consistently enjoyed great results for their owners. They are very professional and I can't speak highly enough of them."