Our Trainers

Tim Easterby

Tim is one of the most approachable and likeable trainers around today. Most racing enthusiasts will know that Tim is the son of the great Peter Easterby and that he has been involved in racing since he was a schoolboy and rode successfully as an amateur rider.  He was assistant trainer to his father for many years and then took over at the helm in 1996.

In his second season, he trained Bollin Joanne to Group 3 success in the Duke of York Stakes at York and became a Classic winning trainer in September 2002 when Bollin Eric secured success in the St Leger.  Tim has trained far too many great horses to list here but it would be amiss of us not to mention the likes of Flanders, Pipalong, Fayr Jag, Somnus and Mattmu.

Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston is one of the top trainers in the country recently becoming the winning most trainer in the U.K. with 4365 winners currently to his name. He started his career in racing as a vet before becoming a trainer in 1987. You will struggle to find a more professional set up in racing as every little detail is taken care of at Kingsley House Stables. Mark is a very accomplished trainer having saddled Attraction to 4 Group 1 wins included the 1,000 Guineas double in 2004. Other horses of note Mark has trained are Shamardal, Jukebox Jury and more recently Lumiere.

Mark's record speaks for itself and we couldn't be happier to offer our owners the chance to have a racehorse in his yard.


Richard Fahey

Richard Fahey is regarded as one of the top trainers in the north of England if not the entire country. He has over 20 years of training experience under his belt, and countless winners that have propelled him to the forefront of the industry.

In 1993, after a successful stint as a jockey, Richard began his journey. He has hit a number of key milestones along the way, some of which include his first Royal Ascot winner in 2000, breaking the £1m prize money barrier for the first time in 2006 and his first Group 1 success in 2010.

Richard has achieved success in a wide range of races, from the All-Weather Championships to Royal Ascot. A particular highlight being breaking the track record in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot in 2017 with Ribchester. Richard’s success knows no limits, improving year on year, with 200 winners in 2017 alone. 

Marco Botti

Newmarket is densely populated with top quality trainers and Marco Botti is no exception. Marco earned his license working for the likes of Luca Cumani, Ed Dunlop and Saeed Bin Suroor. Since then he has trained multiple Group winners including; Capla Tempress, Euro Charline and Excelebration. Marco is not just recognised in the UK, he has had winners all over the world and was voted international trainer of the year in 2012.

Prestige Place is an incredible yard that you can't fail to be impressed with the yard. To top it off Marco Botti is one of the nicest guys in racing who always has time for his owners.

Roger Fell

Roger Fell has only held his license for 2 years but has quickly established himself as a go-to trainer for finding the key to horses others haven’t managed to find. Roger only has a small string of horses at Arthington Barn Stables but this yard has a long history of producing big race-winning horses. Things have been no different since Roger and his team took over the yard, with earnings of nearly £300,000 last year alone. His first major win came in his first season as a trainer, when Caspian Prince won the Listed Mercury Stakes in Ireland. That success was followed up last year with a win in the £75,000 Irish Stallions Farms EBF “Sovereign Path” Handicap at Leopardstown. There is an incredible team at Arthington Barn Stables and it is easy to see how they are going from strength to strength each year.

David Lanigan

David is based in the heart of British racing, Newmarket. His fantastic facilities at Rathmoy Stables back right onto the famous gallops and are equipped with the very latest technology for training racehorses including equine pools, treadmills and spas.

David spent a few years in America in his formative years before returning to the UK to be the assistant trainer for none other than Sir Henry Cecil. This experience has served him well in his own training career, having horse represent his yard at some of the top meetings.

Rathmoy Stables is an incredible place to have a horse as an owner and we look forward to a successful future with David and his team.


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