This week’s 4-day Ebor Meeting at York Racecourse is one of the highlights of the whole racing calendar – so we thought we’d take a look at which trainers have excelled at York over the last 3 seasons.
#10 Michael Dods
Dods has won £539,367 at York in the last 3 seasons, mainly due to winning the last two renewals of the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes with flying filly Meccas Angel, She has sadly been retired to the paddocks this season, but she was by no means been Dods’ only success here, as his 9 winners from 51 runners have come at a strike rate of 17.65%, and yielded a level-stakes profit of £14.83.
#9 Charlie Appleby
The Godolphin Trainer has enjoyed a 22.22% strike rate here, with 10 of his 45 runners winning, whilst another 10 have been placed. However, he shows a level-stakes loss of £8.90.
#8 John Gosden
Gosden boasts the best strike rate here in recent years, with his 10 winners from 43 runners returning a strike rate of 23.26%. 15 of his other runners were also placed, but he still shows a small level-stakes loss of -£1.21. He’ll be hoping that Shutter Speed and Enable can improve his stats this year.
#7 Mark Johnston
Local trainer Mark Johnston is often associated with having winners at York, though he seems to prefer having winners at Glorious Goodwood and Royal Ascot. He’s saddled 153 runners here over the last 3 seasons, but his 10 winners have come at a strike a rate of just 6.54% – producing a level-stakes loss of -£55.00.
#6 Sir Michael Stoute
Sir Michael Stoute has often been the scourge of York’s Bookmakers and, though he doesn’t dominate the big races like he used to, he still saves some of his best raiding parties for York. His 57 runners have produced 11 winners and a £2.58 profit, whilst 19 of his runners also placed.
#5 Kevin Ryan
Kevin Ryan often saves some of his nicer two-year-olds for the Ebor Meeting, and has won the Gimcrack twice in the last 5 years. However, backing his 161 runners over the last 3 years would have left you with a level-stakes loss of -£94.50, as he’s only produced 12 winners at a strike rate of 7.45%
#4 Tim Easterby
The Easterby’s are synonymous with racing at York, and many trainers would be delighted to have recorded 15 winners here in the last 3 seasons. However, backing all of his 187 runners would have left you £57.00 in the red.
#3 David O’Meara
O’Meara often targets the big meeting at York but, despite being the leading trainer at several of them in the last 3 years, his 21 winners from 265 runners have produced a level-stakes loss of -£76.00.
#2 Richard Fahey
Fahey is another locally-based trainer who loves racking up the winners at York’s big meetings, and 22 winners and 96 places is a testament to that. However, he has saddled 367 runners at York in the past 3 seasons, which have produced a whopping level-stakes loss of -£166.25.
#1 William Haggas
There’s little doubting that Haggas is the King of the Knavesmire at the moment, as his total of 25 winners is 3 more than anyone else has managed in the last 3 years, and he’s won over £300,000 more prize money than any other trainer. What’s even more impressive though is that he’s achieved those 25 winners from just 110 runners, at a strike rate of 22.73%, and produced a level-stakes profit of £8.80.