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Name Robert Cowell
Location Newmarket
Contact No. tel: 01638 570330
mob: 07785 512463
email: robert@robertcowellracing.co.uk
Address Bottisham Heath Stud, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket,
Suffolk, CB8 0TT
Website www.robertcowellracing.co.uk
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 Race Time Horse Posn Price
18-05-2019 1735 Leo Minor (USA) 7 9/1
18-05-2019 1515 Rocket Action 11 11/1
18-05-2019 1735 Zamjar 8 12/1
17-05-2019 1350 Taste The Nectar (USA) 12 20/1
16-05-2019 1350 Cowboy Soldier (IRE) 6 8/1
15-05-2019 1715 Stand Firm (IRE) 9 14/1
15-05-2019 1605 Reeves 2 20/1
13-05-2019 1820 Elizabeth Bennet (IRE) 6 16/1
11-05-2019 2015 Justice Lady (IRE) 6 6/1
11-05-2019 1530 One Last Night (IRE) 6 16/1
10-05-2019 1740 Awarded 7 8/1
10-05-2019 1850 Fly Lightly 11 12/1
09-05-2019 1730 Favre (USA) 6 14/1
09-05-2019 2030 Zamjar 6 9/4F
09-05-2019 2030 Miracle Works 7 4/1
09-05-2019 1800 Raucous 2 8/1
06-05-2019 1730 Turquoise Friendly 9 16/1
06-05-2019 1730 Finch Hatton 10 5/1
05-05-2019 1405 Rocket Action 3 4/1
05-05-2019 1455 Victory Angel (IRE) 4 18/1
05-05-2019 1455 Haddaf (IRE) 10 25/1
04-05-2019 1420 Encore D'Or 10 33/1
04-05-2019 1515 Blue De Vega (GER) 4 12/1
03-05-2019 1625 Justice Lady (IRE) 6 7/2
02-05-2019 1925 Blame Roberta (USA) 9 40/1
02-05-2019 1425 Vikivaki (USA) 11 7/1
02-05-2019 1855 Global Exceed 7 12/1
01-05-2019 1555 Pocket Dynamo (USA) 4 12/1
01-05-2019 1700 Burford Brown 1 10/1
01-05-2019 1700 Leo Minor (USA) 12 10/1
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