Andrew Balding

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Andrew Matthews Balding (born 29 December 1972) is a racehorse trainer based at Park House Stables, Kingsclere, near Newbury, Berkshire.

Balding attended Caldicott School a boys preparatory school & Radley College a public school. He became a licensed trainer in January 2003, when he succeeded his father Ian Balding.[1]

His elder sister is Clare Balding.[2] His maternal grandfather was the trainer Peter Hastings-Bass and his maternal uncle William Hastings-Bass, 17th Earl of Huntingdon, former trainer to Queen Elizabeth II. His maternal grandmother Priscilla Hastings is descended from the Earls of Derby.

Balding has been married to his wife Anna-Lisa since 15 July 2005.[3][4] The couple has two sons Jono and Toby, a daughter Flora and a boxer dog Tonto.[5]

Notable horses trained by Andrew Balding include Casual Look, the winner of the Epsom Oaks in 2003. The win led to a very emotional post-race interview with his sister.[6]

In 2014, the Baldings' Park House Stables were visited by Irish President Michael D. Higgins as part of his State Visit to the UK. [7]

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  1. ^ "Andrew Balding profile". britishchampionsseries.com. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Clare Balding was unimpressed by her brother's practical joke". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ Balding, Clare (17 July 2005). "Reach lives the dream". The Observer. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Expense Claim takes London Gold Cup at Newbury | Mail Online". The Daily Mail. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Andrew Balding". Kingsclere. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  6. ^ Keogh, Frank (6 June 2003). "Balding's tearful triumph". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Irish State Visit programme". Official Royal Family website. 

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