Archie WatsonFlat Trainer

    biography

    Flat Trainer

    Archie Watson joins the Surrey Racing roster having been recommended by Joe Tuite as a bright, very ambitious young racehorse trainer.

    Archie grew up in Lambourn, but after leaving school he began working on the bloodstock side, gaining experience in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa before shadowing trainer Simon Callaghan in California. Archie then returned to the UK and became assistant to leading training William Haggas.

    After four years in Newmarket, the chance arose for Archie to move back to Berkshire, where he has taken out a licence to train at historic Saxon Gate in Upper Lambourn. Archie is following in the footsteps at Saxon Gate where names such as Mick Channon and National Hunt legend Fulke Walwyn enjoyed many highly successful years.

    Set in the heart of historic Upper Lambourn, home to so many household names of the turf, Saxon Gate is just a stone’s throw away from over 500 acres of superb training grounds which are maintained by Jockey Club Estates to an exceptionally high standard. Combining beautiful stable buildings, both period and contemporary, with a horse walker, lunging ring and excellent paddocks, this really is a wonderful environment for horses in training.

    Archie in his formative seasons already has a win/place strike rate of nearly 50% which puts him up the league table with some of the very best, and in his only second full season, he has already 100 winners including at Royal Ascot. His two year old’s this year are flying and he is on record of saying his 7-8f ones are in very good shape and he can’t wait for them to debut.

    Horses trained by Archie