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William Haggas

William Haggas has long been one of Highclere’s principal trainers and remains as popular as ever with our owners. He has consistently performed at the top level and had his most successful season in 2018 when netting over £3,000,000 in prize money and training 145 winners. 2019 has been another stellar year and he is closing in on that total with almost £2.5million in the bank.

He has won both Epsom Classics with Dancing Rain (Oaks) and Shaamit (Derby) and the exploits of the talented Irish Oaks winner Sea Of Class in 2018 would have been even better had she not lost by only a whisker to Enable in the Arc de Triomphe. His welcome at Somerville Lodge, his home since he started training in 1987, remains as warm as ever and there is always plenty of playful banter at stable visits. He has enjoyed many successes with Highclere horses over the years such as Approve, Brunel, Collection, Conquest, Raucous and more recently Nicklaus.

William and his wife Maureen are a hardworking duo who have developed a seriously impressive training facility in Newmarket, which now spans two yards and includes a spa, vibration plate, salt room and two treadmills.

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