Ben Hails from a non-racing background, although was bought up around horses due to his mother’s interest. He started working in racing at 16 years old and has gained 15 years’ experience within the industry.
Ben race rode for 5 seasons in Point to Points gaining 150 rides and 12 winners he also held a conditional jockey license. However, from the age of 18 training racehorses was always the ambition and the journey started with training 2 point to point horses whilst also being assistant trainer to Anthony Honeyball, a position he held for 2 ½ years.
Over the coming years 2 horses became 3 and with success came more horses. In the Covid hit 20/21 season Ben and his team managed a terrific season training 4 Hunterchase winners under rules, bringing his tally to 19 PtP Winners and 5 Hunterchase Winners.
Bens work ethic and ability to leave no stone left unturned when readying his horses leaves his owners in no doubt the horses want for nothing and are always ready to perform to their best.
Over the next few seasons Ben intends to build a quality select team of horses to go to war with, stating large numbers aren’t of interest it’s knowing each individual and increasing quality year on year.
In Bens’ first season with a National license he trained 9 Winners and a further 15 placings. From a stable that started the season with just 15 horses this was a tremendous feat.
There were many highlights but 2 Winners in 30 minutes at Sandown Park with his first runners at the track was a day to remember. He has unearthed a couple of stars in 147 rated chaser The Galloping Bear and 140 rated chaser Dr Kananga. Big targets lie ahead for these stable stars.