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Sir Michael Stoute

Sir Michael Stoute began training in 1972. His first Classic victory came six years later with Fair Salinia in the 1978 Oaks since when he has never ceased production of top-class winners from Freemason Lodge, Newmarket. Champion trainer ten times, he has won twenty five Classics in England and Ireland, including five Investec Derbies, three Breeders’ Cups, two Japan Cups and the Dubai World Cup. In 2010 the former Derby winner Workforce provided him with his first win in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Sir Michael has been a trainer for Highclere Thoroughbre Racing since its inception with champions such as Petrushka and Delilah as well as the much beloved Distinction who, after his retirement, enjoyed a second ‘career’ as lead horse for Sir Michael’s string. In 2010 Sir Michael trained Harbinger to four Group wins, including the record-breaking eleventh length victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr 1) at Ascot.

As of September 1st of the current season Sir Michael stands third in the trainers’ championship with £3.75m prize money won and a strike rate very close to 20 per cent. He remains at the height of his powers and the top of his profession.

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