Before his training career, Richard Fahey spent 10 years as a jockey, riding both on the flat and over jumps. He started training in 1993 and during the 23 years that have passed since, his assent to the top of the training ranks has been nothing short of phenomenal.
It barely seems possible but in recent years the Musley Bank Juggernaut seems to have gained even more momentum. 2015 saw Fahey send out 235 winners in the season, a tally which equalled the record set by Richard Hannon in 2013. Yard prize money totalled £3,846,974 which left Fahey second only to John Gosden (responsible for Derby and Arc hero Golden Horn) in the trainer's championship.
Aside from the sheer volume of winners, every major Saturday seems to feature a Fahey victory. Right From Gabriel winning the Lincoln in March, to Ribchester in the Mill Reef in September. Godolphin owned Birchwood did the yard proud when finishing third at the Breeders Cup meeting.
Like all champions, Richard's drive to succeed and hunger for winners only ever increases with his success. A quote from him featured on his website reads:
“Training decent horses for people, who are as enthusiastic and passionate as I am about racing, is what racing is all about, as far as I’m concerned. Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing owners have winners, which is why I do everything in my power to make that happen.”
On our stable visits Richard is ever generous with his time and makes a very nice welcoming mug of tea! He takes enormous pride in training for the Racegoers Club and in our first group with him he both succeeded in giving us a Royal Ascot Runner and three wins with Clouds Rest.