After a wonderful 2022, highlighted by the exploits of Baaeed, Shadwell have announced they are to add three new trainers, all based in Newmarket to their roster for 2023. After their superstar’s exploits, Sheikha Hissa is seemingly keen to expand, at least her training roster, by sending four yearlings each to George Boughey, Kevin Philippart de Foy and Harry Eustace.
The 30yo Boughey won his first Classic with Cachet in the 1000 Guineas in May and is already on 125 winners for the year, 40 ahead of his tally for 2021. Philippart de Foy, 31, has also had a stellar year with 52 winners on the board, 22 more than last year, while Eustace, 34, who succeeded father James at Park Lodge Stables last year, has 22 winners to his name in 2022, including a breakthrough success at Royal Ascot with Latin Lover.
Many of the yearlings have been recent withdrawals from sales at Tattersalls, either from the October Yearling Sale or December Yearling Sale, which was at Park Paddocks on Monday.
Boughey said: “It was as good a phone call as you can get and it will be a real honour to have the Shadwell silks running for us next year. It’s hugely exciting for everyone at Saffron House Stables and it’s a compliment to the last few years' work.
“It’s also an exciting time for Shadwell and Sheikha Hissa, in terms of their involvement going forward. They had a big dispersal but are now reinvesting and have been buying some quality bloodstock for next year.” Philippart de Foy said: “We're delighted to get the support of Sheikha Hissa and Shadwell.
It’s a great operation and it’s fantastic to see them taking on new young trainers after the great year they've had. "I’m very thankful to the whole operation for giving us this support, which will take us to the next level.”
Eustace said: “It was a real shock and very exciting but at the same time quite humbling. Shadwell have taken on some good trainers before us and to have made it among their mix is a real credit to everyone at home. This is massive for an operation like us.”