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Name David Lanigan
Location Newmarket
Contact No. tel: 01638 664063
mob: 07803 257864
Address David Lanigan Racing, Rathmoy Stables, Hamilton Road Newmarket,
Suffolk, CB8 0GU
David Lanigan is passionate about training racehorses – it’s a love that is in the blood, having been brought up on his parents' farm, Bob and Deirdre Lanigan's Tullamaine Castle Stud, a very successful and renowned breeding business.

His passion, combined with a knowledge gained from being around the best in the racing industry, has made him a trainer to be reckoned with in his own right. Indeed, since taking out a licence at the end of 2007, David’s career has gone from strength to strength with last year – his first based at Kingsdown Stables – being his best to date.

He has a patient and studious style of training. There is a method there, but also an instinctive touch that has delivered some excellent results. Intelligence and intuition – it’s a powerful blend that looks sure to keep pushing the Lanigan name yet further up the table.

There have already been flagship horses that have taken him to many of racing’s biggest meetings. Meeznah, a very classy filly, made her own mark in Group races, winning the Group 2 Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster and a Group 3 at Glorious Goodwood. Then, there has been Main Sequence: in 2012 he only found Camelot too good in Flat racing’s biggest race, the Derby. Both horses have shown how adept David is at successfully managing really good ones. It’s a skill that takes some mastering.

But then he has had every chance to learn his craft. From as young as he can recall, everyday common sense around horses became second nature to him at Tullamaine Castle Stud.

School holidays were spent riding out for Vincent O'Brien at Ballydoyle, John Oxx and also Edward O'Grady. David broadened his horizons with an informative five years in America at J.T.L Jones' Walmac International in, Kentucky where he progressed from yearling sales preparation to working in the breeding shed, handling stallions such as Alleged, Nureyev and Miswaki. He then managed the breaking and training of Walmac's yearling and two-year-old division.

Such experiences have proved invaluable – as was the near-five years that he spent as assistant trainer to Sir Henry Cecil. What a finishing school Warren Place must have been for a dedicated and ambitious horsemen such as David. His time there climaxed with a thrilling victory for Cecil’s charge Light Shift in the 2007 Oaks.

The same year David set up on his own in Newmarket. With his wife Amy an integral part of the business, the two of them have developed a superb environment for successful and enjoyable racehorse ownership.After at brief stint at Kingdown Stables in Upper Lambourn , David is now firmly ensconced at Rathmoy Stables on Newmarket’s Hamilton Road. David is very selective and a master of placing horses. He has shown a level stakes profit to all runners sent out in 2018 (to the end of August) and this combined with a shrewd eye at the sales means that the upward trend in David’s career looks sure to continue.

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Recent Runners
Race Date Race Time Horse Posn Price
24-11-2018 1945 Gold Arch 11 40/1
22-11-2018 1605 Sunset Flash (IRE) 1 6/4F
21-11-2018 1810 Dreamingofdiamonds (IRE) 10 33/1
16-11-2018 1435 Lacustre 1 7/1
15-11-2018 1630 Irish Art (IRE) 4 4/1
15-11-2018 1700 Gold Arch 7 11/1
15-11-2018 1715 Burning Topic (GER) 3 18/1
08-11-2018 1715 Sunset Flash (IRE) 4 66/1
07-11-2018 1235 Gold Arch 15 80/1
31-10-2018 1745 Irish Art (IRE) 4 66/1
17-10-2018 1505 Beleaguerment (IRE) 7 10/1
16-10-2018 2045 Retribution 7 5/1
15-10-2018 1915 Fast Strike 7 14/1
12-10-2018 1945 Thorny Time (USA) 9 50/1
12-10-2018 1720 Malika I Jahan (FR) 6 25/1
11-10-2018 1915 Lacustre 4 15/8F
11-10-2018 1815 Irish Art (IRE) 11 66/1
05-10-2018 2115 Retribution 12 14/1
03-10-2018 1400 Fast Strike 9 40/1
26-09-2018 2115 Lexington Empire 1 7/2J
25-09-2018 1745 Beleaguerment (IRE) 6 7/2J
22-09-2018 1450 Lacustre 2 14/1
19-09-2018 1500 Millions Memories 1 40/1
16-09-2018 1450 Worth Waiting 4 33/10
13-09-2018 1755 Take A Turn (IRE) 7 7/2J
12-09-2018 2015 Lexington Empire 3 3/1
08-09-2018 1915 Beleaguerment (IRE) 4 5/1
04-09-2018 1825 Retribution 6 7/2F
31-08-2018 1515 Millions Memories 6 25/1
29-08-2018 1955 Atticus Boy (IRE) 2 7/4F
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