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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
Upcoming Declarations...
Date Meeting Time Horse Age Weight Jockey
16-09-2021 Yarmouth 1700 Benefit Street (IRE) 4 9 2
16-09-2021 Chelmsford City 1650 Jazzy Princess 2 9 6 Barry McHugh
16-09-2021 Chelmsford City 1650 Fiji Gold 2 9 1 L Morris
18-09-2021 Wolverhampton 1800 Show Me A Sunset 5 9 4 Barry McHugh
18-09-2021 Catterick 1535 King Of Speed (IRE) 2 9 7 L Morris
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 Meeting Race Time Horse Posn Price
15-09-2021 Yarmouth 1445 Blue De Vega (GER) 4 15/2
14-09-2021 Yarmouth 1700 Swell Song 3 11/1
14-09-2021 Yarmouth 1630 Grandfather Tom 5 12/1
14-09-2021 Yarmouth 1630 Araifjan 1 12/1
08-09-2021 Doncaster 1600 Arecibo (FR) 4 5/2
07-09-2021 Leicester 1520 Dubai Station 2 6/5
07-09-2021 Windsor 1715 Autumn Flight (IRE) 3 7/4
04-09-2021 Ascot 1730 Blue De Vega (GER) 5 12/1
02-09-2021 Newcastle 2005 Yazaman (IRE) 10 33/1
02-09-2021 Newcastle 2035 Faustus 3 4/1F
02-09-2021 Chelmsford City 2055 Shanghai Rock 6 3/1
30-08-2021 Wolverhampton 1550 Turna (IRE) 2 7/1
30-08-2021 Wolverhampton 1440 Golden Age (FR) 7 18/1
30-08-2021 Wolverhampton 1300 Show Me A Sunset 9 7/1
26-08-2021 Lingfield 1710 Grandfather Tom 9 40/1
26-08-2021 Chelmsford City 1530 Araifjan 4 5/1
26-08-2021 Chelmsford City 1705 Swell Song 3 11/1
25-08-2021 Wolverhampton 1630 Samha (IRE) 9 10/1
25-08-2021 Wolverhampton 1630 Fiji Gold 3 12/1
22-08-2021 Sandown 1720 Blue De Vega (GER) 10 12/1
20-08-2021 York 1535 Arecibo (FR) 8 33/1
19-08-2021 Windsor 1725 Autumn Flight (IRE) 1 12/1
19-08-2021 York 1350 Dreams Of Thunder (IRE) 9 100/1
16-08-2021 Lingfield 1550 Green Door (IRE) 6 28/1
15-08-2021 Chelmsford City 1500 Golden Age (FR) 6 40/1
14-08-2021 Ripon 1440 Dynamic Force (IRE) 2 11/8
14-08-2021 Doncaster 1425 Blue De Vega (GER) 1 13/2
12-08-2021 Lingfield 1738 Isle Of Lismore (IRE) 10 28/1
12-08-2021 Lingfield 1808 Benefit Street (IRE) 4 16/1
11-08-2021 Yarmouth 1300 Sweet Nothing 6 125/1
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