Newmarket trainer John Gosden is to train racehorses for HM The Queen for the first time this year. It was confirmed in the last few days that he will be joining the elite group of Royal trainers.
HM The Queen’s racing manager, John Warren, confirmed that he will be training two Darley-bred yearlings for Her Majesty. The news adds to an honour in March last year when John Gosden was created an OBE by HM The Queen .
In 2017 the Queen had horses in training on the Flat with Sir Michael Stoute, William Haggas, Richard Hannon, Roger Charlton, Michael Bell, Andrew Balding and Richard Hughes, while Nicky Henderson and Charlie Longsdon both saddled runners in the royal colours over jumps.
In 2017, John Gosden , who trains at Clarehaven Stables in Newmarket, had a memorably successful year with top class wins of Enable and Cracksman on the track.
His record is formidable for he has trained more than 3,000 winners worldwide, including winners of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Derby, the Arc, the King George,the Eclipse and more than 600 winners in the United States.
He has trained the winners of more than 100 Group I races in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is the only trainer in history whose horses have won the Cartier Awards for Cartier Champion Three Year Old colt, Cartier Champion Thfree-year-old filly and Carftier Horse of the Year in the same year,
He became heavily involved in the selection of yearlings for Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation last autumn, following the departure of John Ferguson. He was recently named a non-executive director of the National Stud in Newmarket.