A Pedigree For Success...
Scott Dixon is the youngest racehorse trainer in the country and has made a flying start to his new career by saddling a succession of winners on the All-Weather and Turf.
An impressive pedigree underpins a burning desire to be the best, and with impressive facilities at his disposal at his family's Haygarth House Stud, the ability to train winners was always a formality.
Scott, 24, took over the licence at the end of December 2011 after cutting his teeth as assistant trainer to David Nicholls, Jeremy Glover and Alan McCabe. "I learned such a lot from working with three excellent trainers," he says. "The experience I gained was invaluable."
Scott has been around horses all his life and enjoyed success at the highest level in other equine pursuits as a youngster. His mother Yvette - "a fantastic horsewoman" - runs the stud at Haygarth House and has bred a string of winners including Dewhurst Stake’s hero Milk It Mick. Father Paul was Chairman of the Racehorse Owners Association and President of the ROA, whose familiar blue and pink silks have graced many winners,
But despite racing much of the family's own stock, Scott is keen to attract new owners and more horses to the yard. "My aim is to build up the business by attracting new owners, big and small, and we always have room for new horses," he adds.
Trainer- Scott Dixon
From a very early age I have been around horses and ponies and spent the majority of my childhood on horseback, whether that be in the show ring or riding in the fields bareback. I always knew I wanted to do something in the equine industry but in my teens I dreamed of becoming a professional jockey. That in hindsight would be pretty wishful thinking for anyone who has seen my 6.4 father would confirm. With that dream no longer a possibility I set myself out to become a racehorse trainer whether it took 10 years or 50 years.
I was always taken by the glamorous 'sport of kings' and was lucky to be around some great trainers. I worked with trainers such as Mark Polglase, Jeremy Glover, Alan MCcabe and David Nicholls. The knowledge I garnered in that time has and will continue to stand me in good stead. We have always had first class facilities at Haygarth House and when the opportunity arose to take over the licence in 2012 I naturally jumped at the chance.
Our first year was certainly a successful one, and the team did a great job in improving many of the yards older handicappers. We have had great success at some of the finest tracks around the country including Ascot and Epsom where we had the highest strike rate in the country. Looking towards the 2017 season I am confident that with our fantastic team of staff, great stable of horses and dedicated owners we can improve on a memorable season.
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First Class facilities at Haygarth House
Scott Dixon Racing offers owners first class facilities. The horses are stabled in two adjoining yards with spacious, light and airy boxes. What's more, they benefit from a quiet, relaxed environment with the benefit of regular turn-out. A six-furlong, uphill All-Weather gallop has recently been improved and has proven to be vital in producing a regular flow of winners.