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Name Paul D'Arcy
Location Newmarket
Contact No. tel: 01638 662000
mob: 07768 807653
Address Charnwood Stables, Hamilton Road, Newmarket,
Suffolk, CB8 7JQ
PAUL D'ARCY is a Group 1, Classic winning trainer, based in Newmarket. Since starting out in 1998, Paul has achieved great success from a very small number of horses and has demonstrated his ability to achieve excellent results at the top level. Paul's win strike-rate is always excellent and in 2011 it was 12% with 20 winners, 21 seconds and 21 thirds from 20 horses. Prize money won was over £143,000. The highlights of the season were Listed races won by EDINBURGH KNIGHT and CALEDONIAN SPRING and the win of EDINBURGH KNIGHT at the new Champions Day at Ascot.

The pinnacle of Paul's training career thus far is the Irish 2000 Guineas win in 2003 of INDIAN HAVEN. Paul was responsible for buying INDIAN HAVEN as a yearling for 62,000 guineas and campaigning the horse to win the Free Handicap before winning in Ireland. There cannot be many trainers to have achieved such a feat from a yard of 20 horses.

Paul has always sought to gain valuable 'black type' for fillies and has achieved it for NIGHT LILY, SUZI'S DECISION, KYLANE, LADY HIGH HAVENS, TORA BORA, CIRCLE OF LIGHT and TI ADORA. The highlight of the 2015 season has been the win of SHADOW HUNTER in the Listed Roses Stakes at York and her excellent third in the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket.

Paul's record with handicappers is equally good, with the likes of multiple winners, EDINBURGH KNIGHT, NIGHT LILY, NELSON'S BOUNTY, SIR DUKE, EASTERN BREEZE , TI ADORA, RED INVADER and SPRING LOADED. Two year olds have also been successful including Group 2-placed LADY HIGH HAVENS, and Listed winners CALEDONIAN SPRING and FOREST MAGIC.

Paul’s longstanding association with Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock has proved highly fruitful. Early on in their association the purchase and improvement of Caledonian Spring proved exemplary. That horse was sold on to Hong Kong for a tidy profit and many similar transactions have followed. This is a clearly a real boon to Paul’s training operation as the realisation of a horse’s residual value has become increasingly important below the very top level.

Perhaps the main advantage to being in a small yard is the time to give individual attention to horses to identify their needs and to maximise their potential. Paul aims to get the very best from every single horse, no matter what its ability. Our owners are very valued and feel free to visit the yard at any time and actively participate in their horses training. Paul is an excellent communicator with his owners and is always accessible.

Paul's years as a jockey, riding for amongst others, SIR MICHAEL STOUTE, BARRY HILLS and SIR MARK PRESCOTT, stand him in better stead than most to assess a horse's ability and give him a another perspective on training.

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Recent Runners
Race Date Race Time Horse Posn Price
04-04-2019 1355 Dolly Dupree 5 9/2
01-04-2019 1435 Pocket Warrior 10 33/1
15-03-2019 2030 Pocket Warrior 11 12/1
12-03-2019 1945 Pass The Vino (IRE) 1 9/4
07-03-2019 1500 Dolly Dupree 2 5/4F
04-03-2019 1410 Mount Cleshar 6 150/1
28-02-2019 1720 Joyful Dream (IRE) 3 33/1
28-02-2019 1900 Soar Above 2 5/2
27-02-2019 1710 Dolly Dupree 1 5/1F
26-02-2019 1800 Martineo 1 10/11F
25-02-2019 1725 Griggy (IRE) 4 2/1F
23-02-2019 1730 Tiger Lyon (USA) 10 11/4F
23-02-2019 2000 Zeebad (IRE) 10 13/2
19-02-2019 1930 Ruby Gates (IRE) 6 18/1
06-02-2019 2015 Come On Dave (IRE) 5 22/1
03-02-2019 1550 Pecheurs De Perles (IRE) 4 12/1
03-02-2019 1300 Dolly Dupree 1 8/1
02-02-2019 1420 Inaam (IRE) 2 7/2
31-01-2019 1540 Face Like Thunder 11 66/1
28-01-2019 1925 Joyful Dream (IRE) 4 28/1
28-01-2019 1755 Ruby Gates (IRE) 6 4/1
26-01-2019 1340 Mount Cleshar 11 66/1
26-01-2019 1430 Pushkin Museum (IRE) 2 7/2J
21-01-2019 1955 Pecheurs De Perles (IRE) 10 33/1
21-01-2019 1925 Martineo 1 7/1
18-01-2019 1505 Waneen (IRE) 9 10/1
18-01-2019 1325 Weloof (FR) 1 13/8F
16-01-2019 1800 Soar Above 4 100/30F
15-01-2019 1915 Face Like Thunder 6 50/1
14-01-2019 1715 Red Invader (IRE) 7 100/1
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