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Of Ed Dunlop’s 24 Group or Grade 1 winners, all but seven have taken place outside Britain. Among current trainers, he is the leading exponent of the art of travelling that most delicate animal – the fit, primed racehorse – round the world and returning home with a suitably large cheque.
The Eddie Lynam story appears to be one of overnight success, but like all overnight success stories, it was 30 years in the making. His story illustrates how tough things really are for most trainers, while highlighting why it is that they persevere. Success hinges on the right horse coming along and, for Lynam, they’re now coming along in their droves.
Top German trainer Andreas Wöhler first featured in these columns ten years ago, but his career has reached such new heights with his victories in two of the world´s most iconic races—Ascot´s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in July 2013 with Novellist, and the Melbourne Cup in November 2014 with Protectionist—that he is certainly worth a second look now.
In eight years with a licence, Guillermo Arizkorreta has been Spain’s champion trainer three times and has his sights set on a prime international target.
Frances J. Karon visits the home of Criquette Head-Maarek and learns how and why she became France's First Lady of racing. From the foal that started her on the road to great success to her love of Treve, Criquette talks about her family and why she likes to keep training simple.