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Name Hugo Palmer
Location Newmarket
Contact No. tel: 01638 669880
mob: 07824 887886
email: info@hugopalmer.com
Address Kremlin Cottage Stables, Snailwell Road, Newmarket,
Suffolk, CB8 7DP
Website www.hugopalmer.com
Hugo grew up in the Scottish borders and learnt to ride at a very young age. Before becoming a trainer Hugo spent time working for Cheveley Park Stud and John Warren at Highclere Stud. He was assistant to Patrick Chamings, and then spent 3 seasons as Hughie Morrison’s assistant trainer. After 5 years as a UK assistant it was Hugo’s good fortune to secure a job in Australia with Gai Waterhouse during which time the team won 8 Group 1’s.

Hugo was granted a licence to train in 2011. Starting out with just 11 inexpensive horses that he syndicated, the yard has seen a steady stream of success in a short period of time. MAKING EYES provided the highlight of 2012 by becoming the stable’s first stakes winner winning the listed Prix Jaques de Bremond in France. Each of Hugo’s four seasons has brought more success that the last, and in 2013 the team tasted their first success at big festival meetings when ASCRIPTION won at Glorious Goodwood, and SHORT SQUEEZE won at York’s Ebor Meeting. MAKING EYES then added a second listed win at Newcastle, and then the team scored a double on Doncaster’s St Leger Day to make it a special year.

The total prize money won has more than doubled each year. 2014 saw a significant advance when AKTABANTAY won the Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown. This was the first Group winner for the team, and they did not have to wait long for the second - just five days later NEW PROVIDENCE won the Group 3 Dick Poole Stakes at Salisbury.

2015 broke new ground for the yard. COVERT LOVE was the stable star, winning five times - twice at the highest level. Victorious in the Irish Oaks, the stable's first Classic, and the Prix de l'Opera she is one of the highest rated fillies in the world. Her supporting cast included Group 2 winner GALILEO GOLD, Group 3 winners NEW PROVIDENCE, HAWKSMOOR and GIFTED MASTER and Listed winner HOME OF THE BRAVE. Together, their exploits saw the stable break the £1m in UK prize money barrier for the first time.

An admirable strike rate, particularly with two year olds, and these high profile winners have led to Hugo being regarded as one of the country’s most promising young trainers. A significant proportion of the horses in the string are still owned by syndicates, and there are options to suit all pockets, however added to them there are now horses owned by some of the world’s leading owners.

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Recent Runners
Race Date Race Time Horse Posn Price
08-01-2019 1745 Set Piece 1 EvensF
07-01-2019 1915 Fenjal (IRE) 3 4/1
05-01-2019 1915 Confederate 9 11/1
04-01-2019 1620 James Street (IRE) 2 5/1
03-01-2019 1610 Biz Markee (IRE) 3 20/1
03-01-2019 1725 Never Back Down (IRE) 10 16/1
02-01-2019 1610 Breaking Records (IRE) 6 5/1
02-01-2019 1310 Dawn Delight 6 10/1
29-12-2018 2330 Fenjal (IRE) 2 13/8F
29-12-2018 1235 Dubai Eye 8 7/2
27-12-2018 1640 Wall Of Sapphire (IRE) 5 20/1
27-12-2018 1610 Gold Fleece 6 25/1
23-12-2018 1340 Heavenly Holly (IRE) 5 9/1
21-12-2018 1945 Deira Surprise 1 7/1
19-12-2018 1425 Biz Markee (IRE) 6 10/1
19-12-2018 1240 Mina Vagante 7 9/1
16-12-2018 2220 Ours Puissant (IRE) 2 42/10
13-12-2018 1745 Wall Of Sapphire (IRE) 6 25/1
12-12-2018 1715 Biz Markee (IRE) 11 40/1
12-12-2018 1310 Breaking Records (IRE) 3 7/1
12-12-2018 1645 Set Piece 1 11/10F
11-12-2018 2350 Fenjal (IRE) 1 9/1
09-12-2018 1450 To Be Wild (IRE) 9 16/1
08-12-2018 2015 Confederate 7 4/1
07-12-2018 1845 Debbonair (IRE) 1 9/4F
05-12-2018 1830 Architecture (IRE) 5 5/2
05-12-2018 1555 James Street (IRE) 1 7/2
01-12-2018 1915 Breaking Records (IRE) 3 11/8F
29-11-2018 1745 Breaking Records (IRE) 1 3/1
28-11-2018 1555 Heavenly Holly (IRE) 1 8/15F
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