Birmingham-born David has notched up well over 1,200 winners on the Flat and over fences since commencing training in 1988. At 15 he worked as an apprentice jockey with limited success, and then became an assistant to Tom Bill at Ashby and then Annabel King at Stratford.
He began training with only five horses at Long Mountain, near Welshpool, Powys, with Peaconpala ridden by Trevor Wall at Hereford giving him his first winner in April 1989. His shrewdness and hard work has seen his string grow and he now trains more than 70 horses in the shadow of the Black Mountains at a former stud – Ty-Derlwyn Farm, near Abergavenny.
Since the introduction of all-weather racing, David has had notable successes and is one of the top trainers at Wolverhampton. His record shows that he has the ability to consistently find improvement from both claimed horses and early-season two-year-olds. His regular supply of long-priced wins and places offers his owners plenty of sporting opportunities.
The Kiddykid provided him with success in two group races, as well as a listed race. He gave the stable its biggest success when landing the group two Duke of York Hearthstead Homes Stakes at York in the hands of Jamie Spencer, and also picked up the group three Greenland Stakes at The Curragh.
Other group successes have been provided by Misty Miss winning the group three Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood and Dingle View winning a group race in Ireland before going on to land the Norwegian 1,000 Guineas. Over the sticks Master Beveled landed the listed Agfa Hurdle at Sandown. The stable has raced in Italy and Sweden and landed a listed race at Longchamp with our own Diamond Max.