Stuart Williams has recorded well over 400 winners since becoming a licensed racehorse trainer in 1994. Stuart is widely respected as a shrewd trainer within the racing industry and also received the highest recognition from his peers when he was voted the President of the National Trainers Federation with his inauguration in February 2011.
Once again the 2010 and 2011 season saw Diomed Stables record plenty of winners adding to the success of 2009 when he had over 40 winners. Stuart has enjoyed success at some of racing’s biggest fixtures – including Derby Day, Cambridgeshire meeting, Ebor meeting and Eclipse day – establishing himself an outstanding reputation for success from inexpensive horses. A few of which we have listed below: Hogmaneigh was purchased by Stuart for £18,000 and went on to win the Vodafone Dash on Derby Day and also won the valuable Portland Handicap at the Doncaster St Leger meeting. Prince Cyrano was purchased for £30,000 and won the Doncaster Breeze up sales race by 6 lengths and was beaten a short head in the Prix d’Arenberg G3. Lunar Leo was bought for £2,500 and won a major handicap at Sandown. Later on in the season he was campaigned for the Buckingham Place Stakes at Royal Ascot where he came agonizingly close when finishing second.
Regularly achieving around 40 winner each season, the success story goes on and on. The Club’s three year-old Dreamacha was a five times winner for Stuart in 2010. Stuart is most accomodating with our club stable visits and an enthusiastic supporter of the Club.
To find out more about Stuart, visit his website, www.stuartwilliamsracing.co.uk
Jane has been training in Newmarket at the famous Abingdon Place Stables for the past four years, having rented part of the famous yard, which had been the base for Geoff Wragg until his retirement at the end of 2008 and is now under the control of top South African trainer Mike DeKock.
Previuosly she had been training at Uplands Stables in Lambourn for owners Jim and Fitri Hay but prior to that had trained in Newmarket from the Mick Ryan-owned Cadland Stables. She enjoyed significant success from that base with Ebor winner Mudawin and the cheaply-bought Mighty.
Jane was the trainer of the consistent JUNGLE BAY, which the club part owned and twice-winning GOOLAGONG GIRL, which is now at stud and in foal.
Jane now trains the club’s two year-old filly by Authorized, purchased at the Deauville October Sales in 2016
See Jane’s details on her website at www.janechapplehyamracing.co.uk
Amy joined the training ranks in Autumn 2016 having learnt from some of the best around. Training has always been her ambition having grown up surrounded by horses on her father’s successful Wychnor Park Stud in Staffordshire.
She attained a triple distinction of highest honours at Hartpury in Horse Management. Further education was not in her plans as she set off for Cheshire to Manor House Stables, the new base of Tom Dascombe. Amy became Pupil Assistant after just one season where her roles included taking care of a select set of horses based in Deauville for the summer meeting.
After a couple of years at Manor House, Amy wanted to widen her career and set off down under for a six-month placement in 2012 with legendary trainer Gai Waterhousein Australia.
It was in April 2013 that Amy came back to Britain, where she took up the position of Pupil Assistant to Luca Cumani, subsequently taking over the role of Assistant Trainer in January 2015.After 3 successful years working for Cumani, Amy’s appetite for racing only grew stronger. Gaining her training licence in August 2016, means that Amy is one of the countries youngest trainers.
To find out more, visist www.amymurphyracing.com
Members can make arrangements through the Secretary to visit the Club trainers’ stables to see the club horses and also to visit the training gallops, although there will be specially organized group days during the year – see our Events & Hospitality page for details.