“The plan was always to make this the best training establishment in the country. And we're in the process.”
Since taking out a trainer’s license in 1993 with just a handful of horses Richard Fahey has never looked back. His rapid ascent up the training ranks from the very bottom to fifth in the Leading Trainers Statistics in 2013 is testimony to the remarkable consistency of turning out winners season upon season coupled with a natural aptitude and insatiable appetite for training horses few can better.
With quantity has come quality and a first Group 1 victory on the Flat came courtesy of Wootton Bassett in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp on Arc day in 2010. Partnered by Paul Hanagan, the son of Iffraaj ended his juvenile campaign unbeaten and was crowned Champion two-year-old in France.
In 2012 Mayson romped home in the Darley July Cup securing a first Group 1 triumph on home soil and, partnered again by Paul Hanagan, was something special.
26 Group winners of which six were notched up last season and countless other notable successes figure on an impressive list of training achievements including breaking new ground with prize money pushing £2.5 million in 2013.
Looking forward and not back, forever thinking ahead, Richard Fahey is permanently driven, incredibly motivated and hugely competitive, more so now than ever before.
It’s all about winners and every winner counts. Finding the next one though, counts more.
A glimpse behind the scenes at Musley Bank Stables... Enjoy!
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Garswood looking a picture in the February sun
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posted March 8th, 2014