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Based near Lambourn, the 'Valley of the Racehorse', Whatcombe Racing Stables is one of the largest and oldest training centres in the UK.
Whatcombe Racing Stables is the base of our Trainer, Paul Cole. Paul was Champion Trainer in England and abroad three times and is one of Britain’s most successful Trainers, winning the highest calibre races, Classics, Group races and handicaps globally; including the English Derby, Irish Derby, King George, Irish Oaks, St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup. He set the European record for the most prize money won with one horse, Snurge.
Paul Cole has trained at Whatcombe since 1987. Whatcombe boasts 450 acres of grassland that is purely tailored for the racehorse with five private gallops, an equine pool and 120 stables. Whatcombe is arguably the most iconic and magnificent racehorse training facility in the UK.
Whatcombe has a long and successful history with horse racing, from the early days of Dick Dawson to Arthur Budgett, who both enjoyed very successful racing careers. Several Derby winners have been trained on nearby Woolley Downs, one of the best training gallops in the country, known both for the superlative quality of its turf and for its contours which closely resemble those of Tattenham Corner.
From here Paul Cole, has sent out 5 Derby winners globally and has trained 33 winners at Royal Ascot. He has flown horses around the world to compete; to Dubai, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Istanbul, America, Canada, Hong Kong, Russia, Australia and Japan.
Paul bought and trained the Champion of the 1990’s, Generous, who won The English Derby. To this day Generous, rated 136, is the 4th equal highest rated racehorse in history.