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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.

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’.

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.

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Recent Runners
Race Date Race Time Horse Posn Price
05-12-2018 1200 Jewel Of The Sea (IRE) 11 16/1
05-12-2018 1555 Turquoise Friendly 7 11/2
05-12-2018 2330 Dollar Value (USA) 7 7/1
04-12-2018 1450 Storm Blitz (IRE) 7 8/1
04-12-2018 1450 Society Star 4 6/1
01-12-2018 1715 Swell Song 4 25/1
29-11-2018 1815 Maid Millie 5 9/1
28-11-2018 1845 Becker 6 5/1
28-11-2018 1615 Hooflepuff (IRE) 7 20/1
28-11-2018 1345 Budaiya Fort (IRE) 3 15/2
24-11-2018 1215 Jewel Of The Sea (IRE) 7 8/1
22-11-2018 1900 Time Zone 12 16/1
22-11-2018 1635 Ocelot 9 16/1
22-11-2018 1635 Leo Minor (USA) 13 12/1
22-11-2018 1705 Rocket Action 1 4/1
16-11-2018 1250 Miss President 6 25/1
16-11-2018 1250 Storm Blitz (IRE) 7 7/1
15-11-2018 1745 Jewel Of The Sea (IRE) 6 7/1
15-11-2018 1415 Sir Ox (USA) 7 5/1
13-11-2018 1615 Turquoise Friendly 4 11/1
12-11-2018 1550 Dream For Life 10 25/1
06-11-2018 1830 Dollar Value (USA) 5 11/2
06-11-2018 1205 Society Star 3 16/1
06-11-2018 1205 Swell Song 4 50/1
06-11-2018 1415 Leo Minor (USA) 4 4/1
03-11-2018 1615 Time Zone 15 33/1
02-11-2018 1921 Pocket Dynamo (USA) 9 20/1
31-10-2018 1440 Grandfather Tom 12 25/1
31-10-2018 1440 Ocelot 1 12/1
31-10-2018 1440 Becker 7 12/1
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