Marcus Tregoning Racing & Whitsbury Manor Stables
Although the numbers are down from the heady days when he trained Sir Percy to win the 2006 Derby, the results in 2014 offered telling evidence of a solidly rewarding campaign.
The highlight unquestionably, was a second victory in the Cambridgeshire by his hardy warrior Bronze Angel who then proceeded to win a £50,000 handicap at Ascot.
Plenty of others were on the scoreboard, too, for a trainer who has good reason to view the future with confidence.
He says “When we arrived at Whitsbury from Kingwood near Lambourn it was almost a case of starting again from nothing but I feel very positive looking forward. We had a successful campaign last season and have maintained the momentum this year.
“When Chris Harper contacted me late in 2012 about coming to Whitsbury things quickly developed as it is a place I have always admired.
“Whitsbury has a rich tradition of producing winners. We are able to use an excellent variety of grass and all weather gallops in a beautiful setting, so we are certainly not short of options for the horses.”
The trainer also has fond memories of Nayef, four times Group 1 winner, Askar Tau, Ekraar and the wonderfully reliable Mubtaker.
He recalls “At the peak of his powers Mubtaker was the world’s highest rated horse. He kept winning year after year and was such a favourite in the yard.
With Bronze Angel as a trusted flag bearer, and a number of younger stable mates showing promise for the future, we can expect Tregoning to take another significant step forward this season.