Born 13th June 1961, Simon is a first generation trainer. Often considered to be the most forward thinking of workaholics, he still finds plenty of time to keep clients informed and entertained.
His career commenced when serving his apprenticeship as a lad, before quickly turning his attention to the business side of things. An opportunity to combine an Assistant Trainer’s position with Philip Mitchell with his own small yard quickly led to bigger things and Simon moved to Epsom in 1987 to take over Wendover Stables, owned by Arthur Pitt.
Since moving to Clear Height Stables in the early 90s the stable has seen much success over the years recording in excess of 600 winners. This has been the result of a wide range of races, from local all weather meetings, to black type victories at home and abroad.
The most successful flat horse so far was Young Ern who won the Group 3 Hungerford Stakes, the Group 3 Prix Du Palais Royale and was narrowly denied victory in a Group 1 at Deauville. Over obstacles, Chief Song who is now retired having won ten races and nearly £200,000 in prize money, would have been the most successful of our National Hunt runners.
Simon has sent out 80+ winners over the last five seasons (2015-2019), with over £600k in total prize money secured during that period.