Julia Feilden

34Based in Exning, just outside of Newmarket, Julia Feilden has been successfully training racehorses for well over a decade. From Ascot to Yarmouth, Julia has consistently sent out winners and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished female trainers in the country.

Peter Feilden (Julia’s father) trained for over 25 years, initially in Ditchling, Sussex, before moving to Exning so it was hardly surprising when his eldest daughter embarked on a career in racing. Julia moved from Ditchling when she was 18 years old to take up her first job as racing secretary to legendary handler Clive Brittain, a time during which she also rode as an amateur jockey. She then turned to training young jockeys at the British Racing School but, in November 2000, she decided to take out a trainer’s licence and start training racehorses herself.

Amongst Julia’s vast array of successes include Spirit of Sharjah who was a leading juvenile before going on to a lucrative career and Najaaba who was voted Racing Post All-Weather Horse of the Season after five consecutive victories whilst tough stayer King Flyer earnt over £100,000 prize money during a memorable career.

 

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