Robert Cowell

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Robert Cowell
Born29 November 1968
Career wins358 (Four Group 1's)
Significant horses
Jwala, Goldream, Kingsgate Native, Prohibit

Robert Cowell (born 29 November 1968) is an English racehorse trainer based in Newmarket, who is widely regarded as one of the best trainers of horses running over sprint distances.[1] His group one winners include: Prohibit, winner of the King's Stand Stakes, Jwala winner of the Nunthorpe Stakes and Goldream winner of the King's Stand Stakes and Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp.[2][3]

Cowell's father rode in Point-to-point races and bred racehorses including Untold. Cowell began his racing career working for Gavin Pritchard-Gordon. He also worked for John Hammond in France and Neil Drysdale in the United States before starting his own training career in 1996 at Hollywood Park Racetrack in California. In 1997 Cowell returned to Britain and began training at Newmarket and gained his first victory in January 1998 when Mary Cornwallis won at Lingfield Park.[4] In recent years Cowell has become renowned for his ability to take handicappers like Prohibit from other trainers and improving them to gain Black Type success.


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  2. ^ "R M H Cowell Trainer Profile". Sporting Life. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Trainer Robert Cowell". Racing Post. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Robert Cowell". QIPCO British Champions Series. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.

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