Chris joined Diamond Racing in 2005 as a consultant before taking over the company in January 2016. Chris has an exceptional level of knowledge and experience in the field having owned many racehorses himself.
Simon got into racing at a very young age through his grandfather and has always been a keen studier of the form book and watching the video replays of races which allows him to form his own opinions.
Sara and Paula are competent in every aspect of the horse world. They have knowledge and understanding that can only be realised by a lifetime of ‘hands on experience’.
Tim has ridden since the age of two, riding for his local pony club which included being a proud member of the Prince Phillip Cup Team, where he competed for Wales at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
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.
David entered the training ranks with a bang in 2010. A successful NH jockey for 13 years, David has now turned his hand to training. He rode for Tim Easterby and had a successful partnership with a number of very good horses including Turgeonev and Bells Life. The latter providing him with a notable success in the Foxhunters’ at Aintree in April 2000.
David Lanigan is passionate about training racehorses – it’s a love that is in the blood, having been brought up on his parents’ farm, Bob and Deirdre Lanigan’s Tullamaine Castle Stud, a very successful and renowned breeding business. His passion, combined with a knowledge gained from being around the best in the racing industry…
Born 27th October 1980 I was brought up surrounded by a family that loved horses. My father Brian was not a Trainer but he always had a horse in training, while at home he loved to breed with his own mares to try and find that big race winner we are all looking for. I was very lucky to have a pony from my first memories, it was in my blood.