Heart of the South Racing has carefully selected our racehorse trainers not only for their training ability but also for the first-class care they give our horses, and for the access they give our owners to see their horses.
It is very important that our owners can visit their horses whenever they wish and not have to wait for the odd organised trip. We strive to make all partnership owners feel as if they owned the horse outright and that can only come from a genuine ‘open access’ policy. We hope to see you at the stables soon!
If Gary was a racehorse he would be worth £millions. “Sire” of Champion jockey Ryan Moore, Group 1 winning National Hunt jockey’s Jamie and Josh Moore and winning jockey and accomplished horsewoman Hayley Moore. A few years ago, Gary moved from his limited yard adjacent to Brighton Racecourse to a new 180 acre training establishment at Cisswood in Sussex, which is just a few miles from Gatwick.
Heart of the South have an office at Gary’s yard so there is always a nice cup of tea waiting when you visit. Gary is a dual purpose trainer and trains all of our National Hunt horses and a few of our flat horses too – both with plenty of success.Gary’s full profile
Marco began training at Newmarket in 2006 and has quickly become one of the most exciting young trainers in the country. The son of a champion Italian trainer, Marco has also worked for Luca Cumani, Godolphin and Ed Dunlop. He started with just fifteen horses and trained a Group 3 winner in his first season (Sesmen). Since then he has gone onwards and upwards, training numerous Group winners all over the world.
In 2013, Marco moved to his state of the art new Prestige Place Stables. Marco currently trains four of our horses 4-time winner Velvet Revolution, Book 1/Plus 10 Bonus winner and Black Type filly Raven’s Lady, 3-year old Spring Praise and an exciting Kodiac filly for next season.Marco’s full profile
Philip Hide has a wealth of experience and is well known on the Sussex racing scene. As stable jockey to Josh Gifford, his biggest wins came on Bradbury Star in the Mackeson Gold Cup in 1994 and on Brief Gale in the RSA Chase in 1995. As stable jockey to Gary Moore he continued to ride plenty of winners. Since his retirement from riding he has acted as Gary’s assistant trainer and was instrumental in our previous chaser Fruity O’Rooney’s career.
Philip set up his own yard in 2013 at Findon in West Sussex and uses the famous Gifford family Findon gallops. He has an interest in the scientific approach and trains our 5-time winner Zambeasy, winning filly Onehelluvatouch, and 3-time progressive winner Dragons Voice.Philip’s full profile
Robert Cowell is a multiple Group winning trainer
and is often heard being described as “The Sprint King.” He’s based at Bottisham Heath Stud, just outside of Newmarket, and trains very differently to anymore we have worked with before. He has won races such as Group 1 Kingstand Stakes with Prohibit, Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes with Jwala and the Group 1 Prix De L’Abbaya in France with Goldream.
We are thoroughly enjoying working with him and are learning so much too. He has already done a fantastic job with 103-rated winner Sir Robert Cheval and 3-year old Master Poet.Robert’s full profile
Suzy Smith is our new trainer for 2018! Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Suzy runs a small set up amongst the gorgeous Sussex Downs. Her name was put on the map when Material World won five races, was placed at the Cheltenham Festival and had numerous Black Type placings – all in Suzy’s first season.She also had placed efforts in the Listed Lanzarote hurdle with Littly Boy Boru, and a Royal Ascot winner in the form of Missoula.
We are really looking forward to working with Suzy. She will train our National Hunt mare Sisania for the forthcoming season.