Marcus Tregoning Racing & Whitsbury Manor Stables
Exciting challenges lay ahead with upwards of twenty two year olds for 2016 including several owned by enthusiastic new clients who have joined the elite group of Tregoning Owners.
Tregoning will also be looking to add to his team at the breeze up sales in the spring.
With a number of new yearlings and a well balanced group of older horses led by the stable star Bronze Angel, dual winner of the Cambridgeshire, the trainer expects to begin the New Year with around sixty horses in his care.
Tregoning was in typically upbeat mood as he discussed his plans for the future.
“I can’t wait for the new season to come. Whitsbury is a wonderful place to train and I was always looking to expand the numbers once I got to know all the facilities.
“We are able to use a variety of grass and all-weather gallops in a beautiful setting, so we are certainly not short of options for the horses.
“In my time at Lambourn I trained 43 Group race winners yet in a strange way once we moved here it was a bit like starting again from nothing. Although we were badly down on numbers that first season I enjoyed the challenge.
“We’ve made good progress in each of the last three years and are now ready to take another step forward.”
Tregoning is best known as the trainer of Sir Percy, a brilliant two year old who was then second in the 2,000 Guineas, before winning the Derby in 2006.
There is no disguising his delight that several of his winners in 2015 were by Sir Percy who has passed on his stamina and courage to his offspring in equal measure.
He concedes “Hopefully I will be training winners by Sir Percy for years to come”.
With Bronze Angel as a trusted flag bearer, and a number of younger stable mates such as Burmese and Alamode showing promise for the future, we can expect Tregoning to take another significant step forward next season.