Introducing Dan !

We would like to introduce everybody to our new Pupil Assistant Trainer, Daniel O'Neill.

Some of you may have met him already, either at The Musketeers/Chestnut Tree owners morning or at the races. Dan's role is to assist Rae with the horses and manage the yard and staff on a daily basis.

He started out working with National Hunt horses and spent several years working for Nigel Twiston-Davies and later Charlie Longsdon (who trains for H.M The Queen). He then transferred to flat racing to work for Godolphin, initially working on the rehabilitation side then later with the horses in pre-training. Godolphin then sent him for a spell in Australia where he had several Group 1 winners under his care. On his return he spent some time working for Saeed Bin Suroor on the hydrotherapy team.

Dan has a wealth of experience in all aspects of racehorse care including yard management, riding racehorses, breaking in yearlings, travelling horses (both domestically and internationally), and bringing horses back from injury. He is already proving to be a great asset to Rae in the short time he has been with us. Please give him a warm welcome when you meet him.