Often described as “The Sprint King” Robert Cowell has had huge success with sprinters over the last few seasons, winning some of the most prestigious flat races around. We are very excited to have him as one of our trainers.
Throughout 2015 6-year old Goldream has been a revelation over 5 furlongs. The horse won a competitive Class 2 at Ascot during the end of the 2014 season and since then has continued to improve. In May 2015 Goldream won the Group 3 Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes at Newmarket, during Royal Ascot he won the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes and the Group 1 Prix De L’Abbaye in Longchamp, France. He continued to run well in Group company throughout 2017, but has now been retired from racing.
Other Group victories
Robert has also been lucky to have won the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes in 2011 with Prohibit, Group 3 Qatar Prix Du Petit Couvert in 2011 with Prohibit (he also won this race in 2012 with Monsieur Joe!), Group 2 Betfred Temple Stakes at Haydock with Kingsgate Native, Group 2 Prix du Gros-Chene with Sprint Quartz and the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes with Jwala.
The Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot he won in 2016 with Outback Traveller and also had Royal Ascot success with Group 2 Norfolk Stakes winner Prince Of Lir. Recent successes include Listed winners Visionary and Encore D’Or.
Bottisham Heath Stud
Robert trains at Bottisham Heath Stud which is just outside of Newmarket. He has some fantastic facilities including a 7 1/2 furlong polytrack gallops, 3 horse walkers, American style barns and plenty of paddock space which he believes is essential for keeping horses relaxed, happy and enthusiastic about their work. As well as this unique and tranquil setting, we have easy access to the vast array of gallops in Newmarket, the headquarters of horseracing so they have the best of both worlds!
Robert has a smaller operation in comparison to some and trains 65/70 horses. However the results show this works for him and his communication with owners is excellent and honest – an essential must for Heart of the South Racing.
We have worked with Robert for 2 seasons now which have seen him train Marmalady to win first time out for him and 103-rated Sir Robert Cheval to win off a career best rating over 5 furlongs. We had added 3-year old Master Poet to our string with Robert and look forward to the season ahead.
For more information on Robert Cowell please see his website.