William Muir


William Muir

Linkslade, Wantage Road, Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8UG

01488 73098

William Muir


Linkslade Stables have always been associated with turning out successful racehorses. Prior to William taking up residence, the formidable Stan Mellor trained from the yard which laid the successful foundations for which Linkslade have now become accustomed too.

In 1993 William and Janet moved into Linkslade – a yard that was steeped in history, but in need of some major investment and refurbishment. It wasn’t long before the facilities were taking shape – even the house had to be re-roofed! With the yard starting to fill up with horses, William knew deep down that it wouldn’t be long before Linkslade stables would be put back on the map where they truly belonged.

Prior to taking out his own license William gained valuable training experience working with Pat Taylor, R F Johnson Houghton, N Vigors and K Brassey.

With years of investment and commitment by William and his loyal team, it is easy to see why Linkslade stables now offer some of the best training facilities in the Lambourn Valley, whilst maintaining their commitment to owners and endorsing the fact that they operate a very friendly, family-run racing yard. With the commitment offered by William and his team, a Group 1 winner for Linkslade stables is not that far away.

Today’s Runners


Jack’s Point  |  Epsom

Jack’s taking another step up after running really well in handicaps this year. He ran fantastically first time out and then another great race at Ascot earlier in the week and then well again later in the week despite it being over six-furlongs. We thought we’d step up and have a look if we can go the next level. I think it’s very competitive and we’re just going there to see which way we can go. We know he likes these types of tracks because he did very well at Goodwood. Fingers crossed we can go and run a big race.



Data Protection  |  Epsom

He loves Epsom and I’ve always wanted to go to 1m2f because when he won the Silver Cambridgeshire he won it so well and he’s getting to the age now where 1m2f might help him. He’s off a very light weight and he seems in good shape so he goes there with a chance.



Pyledriver  |  Epsom

He’s done everything we‘ve asked of him this year. This is the Derby, the best race in the world. He’s in great order and he beat some nice horses when he won at Ascot. Mogul, who finished fourth in that race is going to end up as favourite at the end of the day and he’s obviously got a brilliant trainer. Wherever he is, I think we’re going to be close to him.


Big winners

18Nov15 EBF Stallions Hyde Stakes (Listed Race) Big Baz £22,684
31Oct15 Ben Marshall Stakes (Listed Race) Big Baz £20,983
31Oct15 #GhostShipSelfie James Seymour Stakes (Listed Race) Restorer £20,983
09Oct15 Criterium de Vitesse (Listed Race) (2yo) (Turf) Fine Blend £21,318
18Jul15 Invincible Spirit Sapphire Stakes (Group 2) Stepper Point £56,744
05Jun15 Investec Surrey Stakes (Listed Race) Code Red £22,684
25Oct14 Scott Dobson Memorial Doncaster Stakes (Listed Race) Code Red £15,984
14Sep14 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 3) Stepper Point £55,000
22Mar14 bookmakers.co.uk Hever Sprint StakesN(Listed Race) Stepper Point £25,520
31Aug13 Betfred Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes (Listed Race) Stepper Point £23,680
18Aug12 Prix Du Calvados – Haras Des Capucines (Group 3) (2yo Fillies) (Turf) Purr Along £33,333
28Oct11 Criterium De Vitesse (Listed Race) (2yo) (Turf) Stepper Point £23,707
18Apr09 Dubai Tennis Championships Stakes (Group 3) Enroller £36,901
04May08 stanjamesuk.com Pretty Polly Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies) Saphira’s Fire £17,031
15Oct05 Lexus Darley Stakes (Group 3) Enforcer £29,000
26Oct02 Leighton Handicap Rebel Leader £80,352
29Jul97 King George Stakes Class A (Group 3) Averti £27,680
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