After six years working for John Dunlop, and five years as assistant to John Gosden, he joined Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation in late 1993, and played a significant role in training such horses as Lammtarra, Halling and Balanchine.
He started training under his own name in January 1996, initially in California, then returning to Britain in late 1997. He is based at the Shalfleet stables in Newmarket formerly occupied by Paul Kelleway.
He enjoyed his first Classic victory when Araafa won the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 2006. His first triumph in an English Classic came the same year with Sixties Icon winning the St Leger at York.
- Cheveley Park Stakes - (2) - Wannabe Grand (1998), Carry On Katie (2003)
- Falmouth Stakes - (1) - Simply Perfect (2007)
- Fillies' Mile - (1) - Simply Perfect (2006)
- Golden Jubilee Stakes - (1) - Soldier's Tale (2007)
- July Cup - (1) - Fleeting Spirit (2009)
- Middle Park Stakes - (1) - Balmont (2003)
- St. James's Palace Stakes - (1) - Araafa (2006)
- St. Leger - (1) - Sixties Icon (2006)
- Sussex Stakes - (1) - Proclamation (2005)
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