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.
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.
|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|