William Haggas trains in Newmarket and is the son-in-law of Lester Piggott. He realised his greatest training achievement when winning the Group 1 Vodafone Derby with Shaamit in 1996. He spent time with John Winter and Sir Mark Prescott before taking out his own license and training his first winner in 1987. He has trained a number of top-level horses including Chorist, Aqlaam, King’s Apostle and 2011 Epsom Oaks winner Dancing Rain. William has trained for Highclere since 1992 and has trained a number of very successful horses including Brunel, winner of the Group 2 German 2,000 Guineas and the Topkapi Trophy in Istanbul in 2005; Conquest, winner of the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes and Collection, winner of the Listed Hampton Court at Royal Ascot in 2008. In 2010 William trained Approve to multiple Group winning success before the colt was sold for stud duties in Ireland.