Jumps Season - At The Races

Jumps Season Stable Tours

Willie Mullins

Eleven-times Irish Champion Trainer Willie Mullins had another superb season in 2015/16, saddling seven winners at the Cheltenham Festival and being pipped to the British Trainers’ Championship on the final day of the season. Despite a split with Gigginstown he still has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal for the coming campaign.

Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O’Brien looks set to make a big impact this season training National Hunt horses in his own name. His exciting team is led by Triumph Hurdle hero Ivanovich Gorbatov and features some smart novices including classy Flat recruit Landofhopeandglory.

Paul Nicholls

Paul Nicholls fought off a strong challenge from Willie Mullins to secure a tenth Trainers’ Championship in 2015/16 and returns stronger this season having recruited a wealth of young talent that could well become household names.

Dan Skelton

Dan Skelton continued his quick ascent up the training ranks in 2015/16 by winning his largest amount of prize money, training his highest number of winners and saddling his first Cheltenham Festival victor. Here, he discusses his progressive string which looks set to lead to further glories.

Henry de Bromhead

It’s all change at Henry de Bromhead’s progressive yard for 2016/17 as while he’s no longer training for owner Alan Potts he has been sent a number of former Willie Mullins inmates from Gigginstown and also has new recruits from other trainers on either side of the Irish Sea.

Nicky Henderson

The master of Seven Barrows scored stunning successes with Altior and Sprinter Sacre last term and those two are likely to be part of a big season in 2016/17 for Nicky Henderson, whose yard contains an abundance of horses who could also reach the top.

  • Gordon Elliott

    Gordon Elliott

    Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Gordon Elliott gives us the lowdown on his stable of established stars and well-bred youngsters, including the Gigginstown House Stud-owned horses that were formerly in the care of Willie Mullins.

  • Alan King

    Alan King

    Alan King captured some big prizes last season courtesy of Smad Place and Annacotty - those two top handicappers are back this term along with an exciting team of young talent that includes Neptune runner-up Yanworth and unbeaten hurdler Winter Escape.

  • Noel Meade

    Noel Meade

    Former eight-time Irish Champion Trainer Noel Meade lifts the lid on his yard which is full of promising youngsters, plus he reveals the ten former Willie Mullins inmates he’s been sent by Gigginstown House Stud.

  • Philip Hobbs

    Philip Hobbs

    The Minehead maestro enjoyed another successful season in 2015/16 thanks to big-race wins for Garde La Victoire, Sternrubin and Village Vic. With some exciting youngsters added to the yard over the summer, there's plenty to like about his squad for this s

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