Neil has quickly established himself as one of the best young trainers in the country, rising rapidly through the ranks. Training from the beautiful Conkwell Grange Stables near Bath, the horses are happy and relaxed in lovely surroundings. With a plethora of exciting and talented horses in the yard such as The Young Master, Southfield Royale and Carole’s Destrier to name but a few. Neil enjoyed his best season to date in 2016/17 with a total of 108 winners.
Neil was born in to horses with his father being involved in racing and breeding from his own mares. Neil found himself in the saddle from an early age and by the time of turning 11 was already riding out for a local trainer. A letter sent to Aidan O’Brien when he was 12 years old resulted in him spending 6 years with the champion trainer.
Neil rode 120 winners as a jockey, and made the switch to training in 2008 and had 17 winners in his first season. In the 2015/6 season, total prize money was just short of £500,000 under National Hunt rules alone. Heart Racing are very happy to be working with such a talented young trainer who’s career is blossoming further with each season. Click here to go to Neil’s website.