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Season 2001/01

UK - RACETIPS N-Hunt Featured Trainer.

Spring Margot  Exciting Prospect.


Venetia Williams

Trainer Profile
and Stable Form

Last 14 Days

Stable Entries


Venetia Williams may only have received her license in 1995 but she has already made a big impact as a jump trainer, especially with her winners-to-runners strike rate, which currently runs at around 30 per cent.

Considering that Miss Williams, who was once knocked unconscious after taking a heavy fall from 500/1 outsider Marcolo in the 1988 Grand National, can name Martin Pipe as one of her many mentors, it is not surprising that she has taken so well to life as a jumps trainer.

So far Miss Williams, who also spent six years as assistant to the now retired jumps trainer John Edwards and worked with leading Flat trainer Barry Hills, has earned respect for her handling of horses such as Teeton Mill and Lady Rebecca.

In 1998 Teeton Mill won the prestigious Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury and the King George VI Chase, which is second only to the Cheltenham Gold Cup in its importance.

Meanwhile, Lady Rebecca, who cost just 500 guineas (roughly £500), is a Cheltenham specialist and has twice won the valuable Cleeve Hurdle (1999 & 2000) at the Gloucestershire course.

Other good horses that Miss Williams has trained include The Outback Way, winner of the Murphy“s Gold Cup Chase at Cheltenham last November, and Nordance Prince, successful in the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot this season.

Miss Williams rarely has runners on the Flat, however, she recorded a remarkable feat when her first runner, Stretarez, won the valuable Ormonde Stakes at Chester in May 1998. The horse was owned by the tipping service, The Winning Line, who are major supporters at the trainer“s yard, having also owned Teeton Mill.

Miss Willaims achieved her first success at the Cheltenham Festival, jump racing“s showpiece event, when sending out Samakaan to win the 2000 Grand Annual Challenge Chase.

Trains at Aramstone, Kings Caple, Herefordshire
Date of birth: 10/5/60
Previous occupation:
Rode ten National Hunt winners as an amateur between 1986-88; assistant to John Edwards (1986-93), Martin Pipe (1993-4), six months with Colin Hayes (Australia), J Fulton (USA) and Barry Hills
Date of first licence: 1995
First winner:
Storm North (Worcester, 8 November 1995)
Wins in last four seasons:
7, 33, 45,
Horses in training (1999-2000):
73, 71
Best horses trained:
Teeton Mill, Nordance Prince, Lady Rebecca, The Outback Way, General Wolfe, Samakaan
Owners trained for include:
The Winning Line
Cheltenham Festival wins:
(1) Grand Annual Challenge Chase (2000 Samakaan)

Big race wins:
King George VI Chase (1998 Teeton Mill)
Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Chase (1998 Teeton Mill)
Murphy“s Gold Cup Chase (1999 The Outback Way)
Victor Chandler Chase (2000 Nordance Prince)
Mitsubishi Shogun Ascot Chase (1999 Teeton Mill)
Cleeve Hurdle (1999 & 2000 Lady Rebecca)
Peter Marsh Chase (1999 General Wolfe)
Castleford Chase (1999 Nordance Prince)
First National Bank Chase (1999 Nordance Prince)

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Small selection of horses to follow from the yard.

Season 2001/02

Aonfocaleile - Not top class but capable of winning.
Artic Camper - May run later in season.
Avalon Buck - Promising Chaser.
Bellator - Class horse.
Bicycle Thief - Unsure of ability.
Boro Sovereign - One of her poorer ones.
Bramblehill Duke - Decent Handicaper.
Davoski - Note over 2m & 2m 4f.
Derivative - One to follow this season.
Golden Goal - Must be followed.
Guido - should win races.
Guilt Of A Sinner - Should be worth following.
Harvis - Can win a Chase or two.
His Nibs - Promising prospect.
Imaginaire - ???
Inis Cara - Nice Staying Horse.
Jocks Cross - Target Welsh national, Tough Horse.
Jollie Bollie - Will win races.
Master Pilgrim - Has potential.
Meggies Beau - Nice prospect.
Milligan - One to follow.
Montalcino - Has to be followed.
Old Marsh - ???
Pele Nele - Worth Noting
Posh Pearl - Fine prospect.
Royale de Vassy - Never runs a bad race.
Rudi Knight - Going Chasing soon.
Samakaan - ???
Sam Marino - Worth Noting.
Sonevafushi - Good do well.
Sound Track - Hennesy Entry
Sparkling Sword - Promising Future.
***Spring Margot - One to follow.

Season 2000/01
Golden Goal
Jocks Cross
King On The Run
Lady Rebecca
Master Pilgrim
Nordance Prince
Ross Will
Royale de Vassy
Scarlet Poppy
Sparkling Sword
Star Of Dungannon
Teddy Ruckster
The Outback Way
Tribal Dancer