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.

 

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

Just Hubert wins the Pommery Champagne Edinburgh Cup at Musselburgh in 2019

Pyledriver wins the King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) at Royal Ascot in 2020, and winner of the
Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) at York

Pyledriver wins the Coral Coronation Cup (Group 1) at Epsom in 2021

Pyledriver wins the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes (Group 1) at Ascot in 2022

Pyledriver

Pyledriver

Winning the Coral Coronation Cup (Group 1) at Epsom

Pyledriver

Pyledriver

Winning the King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) at Royal Ascot 2020

Stepper Point

Stepper Point

Stepper Point winner of the Criterium De Vitesse (Listed Race) (2yo) (Turf) at Longchamp in 2011 and winner of the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 3) at the Curragh in 2014

Enroller

Enroller

Enroller winner of the Dubai Tennis Championships Stakes (Registered As The John Porter Stakes) (Group 3) at Newbury in 2009

Saphira's Fire

Saphira's Fire

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

Enforcer

Enforcer

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

Texas Gold

Texas Gold

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

Material Witness

Material Witness

Material Witness wins the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket in 2004

Zargus

Zargus

Zargus wins the Balmoral Handicap at Royal Ascot in 2002

Averti

Averti

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