Martin Todhunter - Racehorse Trainer

Photo : Martin Todhunter - Racehorse TrainerMartin began his horse racing career as an amateur rider winning 40 races both under National Hunt rules and in Point-to-Points. Most of these successes were gained when employed by the legendary racehorse trainer Gordon Richards at Greystoke. Among the horses he partnered to victory were Man Alive, Current Gold and Cape Felix. He also finished 3rd on Grand National winner Lucius.

When he gave up the unequal struggle with the scales, Martin remained at Greystoke as Travelling Head Lad, a position he held until setting up as a racehorse trainer at Ulverston in 1995.

Five years later he moved to his current racehorse stables at The Park at Orton in South Cumbria. Since 2000, he has sent out a steady stream of winners as a racehorse trainer with the highlight being the successes of top class chaser Kingsmark in the Edward Hanmer Memorial Chase at Haydock Park and the Chivas Regal Handicap Chase at the Aintree Grand National Meeting. Kingsmark retired in 2004 having won 12 races and more than £200,000 in prize money.

Martin currently is keen to attract more quality jumpers to his yard as well as expanding the flat side of the operation.

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