The Trainer

STUART Williams has recorded well over 500 winners since becoming a licensed racehorse trainer in 1994. Stuart is widely respected as a shrewd trainer within the racing industry and also received the highest recognition from his peers when he was voted President of the National Trainers Federation with his inauguration in February 2011.

2016 has proved to be our best year numerically, so far, when we managed to reach 51 winners!! , however 2017 is not far behind and this has been a huge achievement for both the team and Owners who have as always been so supportive.

Diomed Stables also recorded plenty of winners in the 2011 season including Eton Rifles winning 3 Listed races! adding to the success of 2009 when we had over 40 winners.

Stuart has enjoyed success at some of racing’s biggest fixtures – including Derby Day, Cambridgeshire meeting, Ebor meeting and Eclipse day – establishing himself an outstanding reputation for success from inexpensive horses. A few of which we have listed below:

Hogmaneigh was purchased by Stuart for £18,000 and went on to win the Vodafone Dash on Derby Day and also won the valuable Portland Handicap at the Doncaster St Leger meeting.

Prince Cyrano was purchased for £30,000 and won the Doncaster Breeze up sales race by 6 lengths and was beaten a short head in the Prix d’Arenberg G3.

Lunar Leo was bought for £2,500 and won a major handicap at Sandown. Later on in the season he was campaigned for the Buckingham Place Stakes at Royal Ascot where he came agonizingly close when finishing second.

Over the years Stuart has trained many high-profile horses. The magnificent stayer Sendintank notched up no less than 10 wins during 2004 (equaling the record number of handicap wins in a season) . The following year he won the prestigious Mallard Handicap at Doncaster.

Concer Un also reached double figures and won back to back victories in the Bradford & Bingley Handicap at the York Ebor Meeting and also broke the track record.

Stuart has been involved in racing since he was a child. His father rode as a jockey, and for many years Stuart hoped to follow in his footsteps and race ride.
After growing too tall Stuart worked for several trainers in Newmarket, including Ron Sheather and Alex Scott, as well as Bart Cummings in Australia, and has even spent time working in France and Norway en route to becoming a trainer.

He took out a licence in 1993, training from Graham Lodge initially before moving to Trillium Place. His first winner was Greenback at Lingfield on March 5th 1993, and he has since gone on to train winners at all the Flat racecourses in Britain.

Stuart moved to Diomed Stables in 2004 from which point on he has sent out a steady supply of winners that happily shows no signs of stopping.