PADDY TWOMEY has quickly built a formidable reputation as a hugely talented trainer since taking out his full licence in 2016. Having previously operated as a successful pin-hooker and breeze-up consignor, his results and strike rate are as impressive as his state-of-the-art Athassel House Stables in Golden, Co. Tipperary.
Yorkshire based KARL BURKE has consistently enjoyed top-tier success since starting out as a trainer in 1992. He saddled five Group 1 winners in 2018 alone, helping him to smash the £1 million prize money barrier for a third consecutive campaign. Canny Karl is particularly adept at converting commercial yearlings into high-performance, and highly sought-after, top tier performers.
Co. Limerick trainer CHARLES BYRNES is a master practitioner who has a history of plundering lucrative handicap pots. Along with several high profile handicap victories his enviable roll of honour also includes memorable Cheltenham victories for Solwhit and Weapon’s Amnesty.
Dual-purpose trainer DENIS G HOGAN is a master of versatility, his multitude of career victories spanning 5-furlong sprints to 3-mile hurdles. Operating out of two world-class facilities, at Boherna and his native Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, former jockey Denis honed his craft under Michael Halford and Charlie Swan before going out on his own.
MATTHEW FLYNN O’CONNOR is a specialised Point-to-Point trainer based at Ballycrystal Stables in Co Wexford. He has a purpose-built Point-to-Point track on his farm alongside a synthetic gallop extending around its perimeter. With such facilities on his doorstep, he has the ingredients required to produce horses to perform from day one.
MATT HOULDSWORTH, of Howson & Houldsworth Bloodstock, is considered one of the brightest and sharpest up-and-coming bloodstock agents in the UK. Matt focuses primarily on the Flat discipline and can count Group 1 and Classic winners Quiet Reflection and Phoenix of Spain amongst his purchases.
HAMISH MACAULEY is another of the younger agents making waves in the industry. Specialising in National Hunt and the Flat foal pin-hooking market Hamish can list Grade 1 winner Riders On The Storm amongst his recent successful purchases.