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Trainer Choices

Choosing the right trainer is crucial. We work with trainers who have an exceptional track record in placing their horses to achieve the best possible results. We look for a high strike rate of winners to runners, which we think is the best guide to ensuring our horses have the best chance of being successful.

Ivan Furtado

Ivan grew up on his family ranch in Brazil, and helping his grandfather look after his quarter horses led to his ambition to become a trainer. He came to the UK and got a job with NH trainer Jim Old, learning a lot from his five years there. He then spent an exciting two years at Roger Charlton’s as assistant trainer, and was involved with some great horses including Group One winner Al Kazeem, and other stars like Cityscape and Time Test. After that he assisted former trainer Alan McCabe. before making a start training in his own right in 2015.

It’s fair to say, he started with a bang and has kept on improving! In 2018 he moved to Averham Park Stables in Nottinghamshire, which has fabulous facilities. The purpose built yard has grass and all weather Polytrack gallops, as well as a one furlong covered all weather exercise track, an Equine swimming pool, and plenty of turnout paddocks to keep the horses fresh.

We are really looking forward to working with Ivan.

Horses Available: UN-NAMED 2017 HEERAAT FILLY

Jennie Candlish

Jennie Candlish trains at Basford Grange, near Leek in Staffordshire, assisted by her partner, the former jumps jockey Alan O’Keeffe. Jennie started out training Arabians, which she also rode, and she became Champion Trainer in the Arabian racing world.

As a result of this success, she was encouraged to take over her current yard to train thoroughbreds, and she has certainly proven her ability over the years.

Although probably seen mainly as a National Hunt trainer, her strike rate with horses on the Flat is spectacular. She also does very well with her jumpers, and has produced consistently good results over several seasons.

Jennie is also skilled in chiropractic techniques and acupuncture, and this helps enormously with any horses who may have minor problems or injuries. Jennie and Alan make a great team, and we are delighted to be involved in the yard!

Horses Available: SUNSHINEANDBUBBLES

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