HISTORY

 
Training at Linkslade Stables


Linkslade stables have always been associated with turning out successful racehorses. Prior to William taking up residence, the formidable Stan Mellor trained from the yard which laid the successful foundations for which Linkslade have now become accustomed too.

 

In 1993 William and Janet moved into Linkslade - a yard that was steeped in history, but in need of some major investment and refurbishment. It wasn't long before the facilities were taking shape - even the house had to be re-roofed! With the yard starting to fill up with horses, William knew deep down that it wouldn't be long before Linkslade stables would be put back on the map where they truly belonged.

 

Prior to taking out his own license William gained valuable training experience working with Pat Taylor, R F Johnson Houghton, N Vigors and K Brassey.

 

 

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With years of investment and commitment by William and his loyal team, it is easy to see why Linkslade stables now offer some of the best training facilities in the Lambourn Valley, whilst maintaining their commitment to owners and endorsing the fact that they operate a very friendly/family run racing yard. With the commitment offered by William and his team, a Group 1 winner for Linkslade stables is not that far away.

 

 

Notable successful horses include:

 

  •     Averti winner of the King George Stakes at Goodwood in 1997 and is also placed in Group 1 races

  •     Zargus winner of the Balmoral Handicap at Royal Ascot in 2002

  •     Material Witness winner of the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket in 2004

  •     Texas Gold won 15 times and won over £200k in prize money

  •     Enforcer winner of the Darley Stakes (G3) in 2005, placed in Group 1 races and won over £300k in prize money

  •     Saphira's Fire winner of the Pretty Polly Stakes (Listed Race) at Newmarket in 2008

  •     Enroller winner of the Dubai Tennis Championships Stakes (Group 3) at Newbury in 2009

  •     Stepper Point winner of the Criterium De Vitesse (Listed Race) at Longchamp in 2011, Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 3) at the Curragh in 2014, and winner of the Invincible Spirit Sapphire Stakes (Group 2) at the Curragh in 2015

  •     Purr Along winner of the Prix Du Calvados - Haras Des Capucines (Group 3) at Deauvile in 2012

  •     Code Red winner of the Scott Dobson Memorial Doncaster Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) at Doncaster and Investec Surrey  Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) at Epsom in 2015

  •     Restorer winner of the James Seymour Stakes (Listed) at Newmarket in 2015

  •     Big Baz winner of the Ben Marshall Stakes (Listed) at Newmarket and the EBF Stallions Hyde Stakes (Listed Race) at Kempton in 2015

  •     Fine Blend winner of the Criterium de Vitesse (Listed) at Chantilly in 2015

 

 

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