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Name Henry Spiller
Location Newmarket
Contact No. tel: 01638 662899
mob: 07786 263997
email: henry@henryspiller.com
Address Henry Spiller Racing Limited, Saville House, St Mary's Square Newmarket,
Suffolk, CB8 0HZ
Website www.henryspiller.com
Henry Spiller was former assistant in the US to Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor. He recently fulfilled his dream to take out a licence and became the latest recruit to join the Newmarket training ranks. Born in 1985 in Newmarket, his family moved to County Kildare in Ireland when he was four years old and this is where Henry calls home. He stems from a family heavily involved in racing; his grandparents were responsible for 1949 Welsh National winner Fighting Line, who was ridden by the famous jockey turned author Dick Francis. His father Charles spent 29 years as Darley’s pedigree expert and his mother worked as secretary to Clive Brittain and also rode in point-to-points.

Henry started working for Jeremy Harley at the Curragh during his school holidays and his passion for the sport was such that he left school to work full-time for leading Irish trainer John Oxx. Two and a half years later he left Currabeg Stables and headed east to Dubai and worked the winter for Kieran McLoughlin, who trained for Sheikh Mohammed and his brother Sheikh Hamdan in the US, and Dubai, before heading across the Atlantic to McLoughlin’s Saratoga base for a year.

Continuing to gain experience around the world, Henry became Pupil Assistant to Tony McEvoy at Lindsay Park in Australia for five months. He then went on to start an eleven-year period with Godolphin, initially in Dubai, then Newmarket. He was offered a position in America, where he worked for seven years as assistant to bin Suroor, and was responsible for Gr.1 winners such as Discreet Cat, Gayego and Girolamo. When the US operation closed down in 2012, Henry returned to Newmarket and took up the position of head lad in the two-year-old barn, as he set in motion the plans to take out his own licence.

Henry struck on his own in with a couple of winners in 2015. Since October 2016 he has been based at Savile House Stables in the heart of Newmarket. 2018 sees Henry in his third full season and his tally of winners is on a pleasingly upward trajectory year after year. He harbours an ambition to train a winner at Royal Ascot having got a recent taste for the meeting when bargain buy filly Daphinia contested the latest renewal of the Queen Mary Stakes. Leader Writer is the best horse Henry has trained thus far. He was acquired from French trainer Henri Pantall in July 2017 and went on to win a valuable handicap at Ascot in September that year. Henry’s adoption of the latest techniques and his ready and willing communication with owners make him a coming force in the Newmarket training ranks

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Recent Runners
Race Date Race Time Horse Posn Price
07-12-2018 1715 Herringswell (FR) 5 14/1
04-12-2018 1320 Kamra (USA) 3 7/2F
30-11-2018 1515 Theydon Spirit 6 40/1
29-11-2018 2000 Streets Of Joy 13 50/1
29-11-2018 1700 Intrepidly (USA) 4 40/1
29-11-2018 1815 Teodula (IRE) 7 16/1
28-11-2018 1730 Royal Mezyan (IRE) 2 3/1F
20-11-2018 1300 Argante (FR) 8 20/1
15-11-2018 1310 Parknacilla (IRE) 6 50/1
15-11-2018 1520 Colourfield (IRE) 12 50/1
06-11-2018 1900 Kamra (USA) 5 7/1
03-11-2018 1830 Herringswell (FR) 3 16/1
03-11-2018 1630 Teodula (IRE) 2 15/2
03-11-2018 1600 Picture Poet (IRE) 5 16/1
03-11-2018 1530 Kyoto Star (FR) 1 28/1
02-11-2018 1415 Leader Writer (FR) 9 22/1
25-10-2018 1815 Spirit Of Lucerne (IRE) 5 50/1
25-10-2018 1845 Mount Wellington (IRE) 9 16/1
25-10-2018 2045 Kyoto Star (FR) 6 100/1
24-10-2018 1330 Parknacilla (IRE) 7 66/1
23-10-2018 1630 Herringswell (FR) 3 12/1
15-10-2018 2015 Mysusy (IRE) 7 12/1
15-10-2018 1330 Picture Poet (IRE) 5 22/1
12-10-2018 1915 Intrepidly (USA) 11 16/1
10-10-2018 1400 Daphinia 13 10/1
04-10-2018 1640 Aerodrome 2 7/1
02-10-2018 2115 Kamra (USA) 1 8/1
29-09-2018 2045 Good Business (IRE) 7 3/1
28-09-2018 1655 Leader Writer (FR) 9 16/1
26-09-2018 1800 Arnoul Of Metz 16 20/1
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