Welcome to Simon Waugh Racing
Simon has been training racehorses on the family farm at Molesden since he was 17 years old and he has enjoyed a fair amount of success with his own and his family’s horses over the years. He spent some time working for Jimmy Fitzgerald, this was a valuable experience which greatly added to his knowledge of the business of training racehorses. Whilst Simon has ridden many winners himself, some years ago he decided to concentrate on the training and allow his daughter, Amie and brother, Adam to ride the horses. Amie has ridden in many point to points and hunter chases and spent time away working for Paul Nichols in England as well as working for Irish trainers to learn a few more tricks of the trade. She has since secured many rides and wins both over jumps and on the flat and regularly represents Great Britain on the flat. She has come back as a very valuable member of the team.
Although Simon has held a full jumps and flat licence for a few years now, he really began to develop this from 2013. He has built up a small but successful stable of horses with a group of loyal owners including The Northumberland Racing Club which has enjoyed 7 wins since 2013. The results are improving year on year.
This is a family run yard with brother Adam acting as a work rider whenever he can and Pip Waugh who is specialising in Equine Massage, a very useful skill which she continues to develop.
Because Molesden is a relatively small yard, owners can get really involved with the progress of their horses and enjoy a personal approach.
Meet the Team
- Assistant Trainer and Yard Amateur
- Owners' Liason and Admin Assistant
Rehoming of Ex-Racehorses
We regularly have horses that are looking for loving new homes as they are no longer suitable for racing. Thoroughbreds make fantastic riding horses and companions, please get in touch for more information.
Hannah Weston has now had Absolutely Barking for three years, he is seventeen and was trained here as a winning point to pointer. She got him out of Laura Thomas' yard in May 2014 and he's still going strong, a great example of retrained racehorse!