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Meet Our Trainers

We are doing awesome things at the moment, a lot of that is down to the tireless efforts of our trainers.

Alex Hales

Alex Hales

Alex Hales Racehorse Trainer

Alex has been involved in racing since leaving school. Key positions held in formative years include being Head Lad to Charlie Mann, Assistant trainer to Kim Bailey and from 2000 - 2003 was private trainer for Mr Andrew Cohen.


In July 2003, Alex acquired his dual purpose training licence and since then has achieved much success with both flat and jump horses.


Alex learnt his craft from some distinguished teachers and his innovative nature ensures a very forward thinking approach to training racehorses. A combination of traditional methods with some new style approaches to the management and education of the horses in his charge, underpins the Trafford Bridge operation.


These methods and an individual approach to each horse, ensures that Alex gets the best out of the horses in his care. This has lead him and his amazing team to become Grade 1 winners!


Alex strongly believes that owning a racehorse, whether as a sole owner or as part of a syndicate or partnership, should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. All owners are actively encouraged to enjoy the training programme in addition to the adrenalin rush experienced when their horse visits the racetrack!


Keeping his owners up to date on their horses training programme is an essential part of the customer service process.

John Jenkins

John Jenkins

John has spent his life working with horses, he served his apprenticeship with G.R.Smyth before becoming a jump jockey. During his twelve year career as a jockey, he rode over one hundred winners.

Since receiving his trainer’s dual licence, John has trained winning horses for many different types of owner, the individual, groups, joint and corporate owners. His horses have won the Cesarewitch, Chester Cup and Doncaster Mile on the flat, and his jumpers have won the Triumph Hurdle, the Lanzarote Hurdle and the Tote Hurdle during his thirty plus year career.

Buying owning and racing horses is a highly specialist area and finding the right expert is vital.

With his years of experience who could argue the fact that he can recommend, select and purchase racehorses at auction or privately through his network of personal and professional contacts his success over the years speaks louder than words. The atmosphere within the yard is excellent with 100% commitment from staff.

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