Nothing beats experience, and Patrick has learned from some of the world’s very best trainers during 25 years working with top-class racehorses around the globe.
Originally from Galway in Ireland and a successful amateur jockey, he started with Luca Cumani as an Assistant in Newmarket before spending time assisting the likes of Eddie Kenneally in the USA, Mike Doyle in Canada and Erwan Charpy in Dubai. Patrick also worked for Joseph G Murphy in Ireland and worked in yards in New Zealand.
Most recently he has spent six years in Newmarket pre-training for some of the town’s biggest stables, including John Gosden.
In August 2019 Patrick took out his dual-purpose licence and is assisted by an excellent team of staff. Patrick is renowned through the industry for his honesty, results, hard work and, of course, world-class hands-on horsemanship.
St Gatien Stables, in the heart of Newmarket, boasts an illustrious history. It was built by trainer Bob Sherwood and named after his 1884 Derby winner. It went on to produce a huge array of winners for Sam Armstrong and his nephew Robert, a fortuitous streak that has continued through to this day.
The Authorized Yard, where Patrick is based, has most recently been used by Charlie Fellowes, Ed Walker and Peter Chapple-Hyam, who as the name suggests, prepared 2007 Derby winner Authorized there.
The yard is in a prime location with easy access to Warren Hill and Newmarket’s other famous gallops.
Facilities in the yard include a horse walker, trotting ring, turn-out pen and lunge ring. World-class local vets and farriers are used by the stable.
Training fees are £50.00 + VAT per day. This rate is purely a training fee and any veterinary costs, farrier fees, clipping, racing expenses and transport expenses will be added to your monthly invoice when your horse incurs these extra costs.
There are 2,500 acres of training facilities in Newmarket run by Jockey Club Estates, who charge gallop fees of £129.00 + VAT per month (£4.24 per day) for their use.