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Name Robert Cowell
Location Newmarket
Contact No. tel: 01638 570330
mob: 07785 512463
Address Bottisham Heath Stud, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket,
Suffolk, CB8 0TT
Robert, upon completion of his A levels at school in Norfolk, immediately began work in Newmarket for trainer Gavin Pritchard-Gordon. Whilst working there he was keen to ride in races so took out a licence and promptly rode a winner at Brighton on his second attempt.

Two seasons with David ‘the Duke’ Nicholson was invalueable experience and at a time when the great Charter Party and Waterloo Boy were victorious at the Cheltenham Festival. Robert then set sail across the channel to work as an assistant to John Hammond in France for 2 years at the time when Suave Dancer, Dear Doctor and Polar Falcon were among the stable stars. It was in France that he was able to live the dream which was to work in a highly respected yard with very good horses and also ride as an amateur. John gave him numerous opportunities but managed to get most beat! Robert recalls with a smile ‘yes, I finished 2nd most of the time beaten only the shortest of margins but Johns’ instructions were quite difficult for a novice, “don’t win too far!!”.’ The best story was a ride Robert was offered in the provences for owners Cheveley Park Stud. Click here to read the story – An extract from Marcus Armytage’s ‘Hot Cherry’.

In 1992 he then moved further afield to become an assistant to Neil Drysdale in America. It was here that he was proud to be part of the team when A.P.Indy and Hollywood Wildcat both won Breeders Cup races. After a brief spell as a trainer and considerable success in California, Robert decided to return to England as he had a larger group of owners willing to support him.

Although it is unwise to pigeonhole trainers, in recent years Robert’s skill with sprinters has been exemplary. Group 1 winning Goldream is but the most outstanding in a list of high quality speedsters that have benefited from his assiduous approach which has seen plenty of his charges enjoyed a racing longevity greater than might be anticipated.

He is training at Bottisham Heath Stud, which provides an excellent privately owned base for Robert and his wife, Ghislaine, along with their son, Alex and daughter, Kara. The yard is sponsored by Mr Malih Al Basti’s ‘AL BASTI EQUIWORLD’.

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Recent Runners
Race Date Meeting Race Time Horse Posn Price
14-10-2019 Yarmouth 1445 Gmasha 4 33/1
14-10-2019 Wolverhampton 1755 Love Not Money 5 50/1
14-10-2019 Wolverhampton 1725 Society Star 8 16/1
10-10-2019 Kempton 1930 Leo Minor (USA) 9 25/1
08-10-2019 Chelmsford City 1710 Taste The Nectar (USA) 1 6/1
07-10-2019 Windsor 1640 Moudallal 9 50/1
05-10-2019 Ascot 1540 Raucous 4 16/1
05-10-2019 Ascot 1650 Blue De Vega (GER) 7 20/1
05-10-2019 Newmarket 1415 Love Not Money 27 150/1
04-10-2019 DUNDALK (A.W) (IRE) 1710 Cool Sphere (USA) 3 9/2
03-10-2019 Chelmsford City 2030 Praxedis 13 25/1
03-10-2019 Wolverhampton 1745 Miss Gradenko 4 50/1
01-10-2019 Kempton 1710 Swell Song 10 11/2
28-09-2019 Chelmsford City 2020 Leo Minor (USA) 3 9/2
26-09-2019 Chelmsford City 1800 Love Not Money 7 16/1
21-09-2019 Wolverhampton 1725 Swell Song 2 3/1F
21-09-2019 Wolverhampton 1725 Mysusy (IRE) 8 16/1
21-09-2019 Chelmsford City 1600 Rocket Action 2 11/4F
20-09-2019 Newcastle 1850 Moudallal 5 20/1
18-09-2019 Yarmouth 1515 Zamjar 8 14/1
18-09-2019 Yarmouth 1515 Blue De Vega (GER) 5 7/1
18-09-2019 Sandown 1350 Leo Minor (USA) 7 9/1
14-09-2019 Bath 1545 Jumira Bridge 6 9/2
12-09-2019 Doncaster 1410 Taste The Nectar (USA) 12 40/1
12-09-2019 Chelmsford City 1820 Maid Millie 3 9/2
12-09-2019 Chelmsford City 1920 Encore D'Or 5 8/1
10-09-2019 Catterick 1530 Reeves 7 7/2J
10-09-2019 Catterick 1430 Society Star 5 15/2
09-09-2019 Brighton 1345 Elizabeth Bennet (IRE) 7 16/1
08-09-2019 York 1350 Ishvara 9 16/1
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