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Famous trainer moving to Whitsbury
Mr Tregoning, the Derby-winning racehorse trainer, is relocating from Kingwood House Stables, in Lambourn, to the Fordingbridge stable yard where David Elsworth trained Desert Orchid.
Mr Tregoning has trained half a dozen Group 1 winners, including Nayef and Ekraar, from Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's Kingwood House Stables.
Mr Tregoning said: “The gallops at Kingwood are very good, but then so are the gallops at Whitsbury. It’s a place I’ve always greatly admired and to be training from there will be very exciting.”
Whitsbury’s owner Chris Harper approached Mr Tregoning after Harper’s most recent tenant, trainer George Baker, switched to the Sangster family’s Manton Estate near Marlborough. Whitsbury was also a base for former Lambourn trainer Ralph Beckett before he switched to Toby Balding’s former yard at Kimpton Down in Andover.
Whitsbury Manor Stables have a proven track record, producing champions from the legendary Desert Orchid to Oaks heroine Look Here and Breeders Cup winner Muhannak.
Juliet Reed’s Grand National winner Rhyme’n’Reason was trained at Whitsbury along with many other successful runners.
Daniel Kubler and his wife Claire also train at the Whitsbury yard.
Mrs Reed said: “We’ve been really impressed by Daniel and his wife Claire, they run a very professional yet friendly and personal yard.
“There’s a lot of attention to detail and they have plenty time for owners, their communication is excellent. They’ve done well and look sure to achieve success on a bigger scale given the chances. You can’t argue with the quality of the facilities. They are proven to produce winners at the highest level.”
Mr Kubler added: “We’ll have around 20 in training this season and are delighted to have been able to attract several new clients including Woodhaven Racing Syndicates.
“Our focus is very much on really good communication so you can really enjoy owning a racehorse.”
Mr Tregoning began training horses by himself in 1997, originally starting with 50, after serving as an apprentice to Dick Hern. Mr Tregoning has trained at Kingwood for 13 seasons since Mr Hern retired.