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New Newmarket trainer George Boughey looking for more winners after Three C's lands him a first ever victory


By Sports Newmarket


George Boughey experienced that winning feeling as a trainer for the first time last week – and is keen for it to be the first of many, writes Alex Moss.

The 27-year-old, who trains out of Red House Stables, on Hamilton Road, was handed his trainer licence at the start of last month.

And, after three second-placed finishes, the Newmarket trainer claimed his first winner at Lingfield on Tuesday last week, when Three C’s won the Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap.

George Boughey (15540738)
George Boughey (15540738)

And, after three second-placed finishes, the Newmarket trainer claimed his first winner at Lingfield on Tuesday last week, when Three C’s won the Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap.

“It’s great,” Boughey said. “It was a fantastic day.

“We’d had a string of seconds, thirds and a fourth, so to get that first win I was very happy.

“It’s been business as usual since then and I’ve tried not to get too carried away.

“It was a Class 7 at Lingfield and I thought we had a horse with a good chance to win it.

“But if you get caught up in it all, you can miss what’s coming next, so that’s why it’s been ‘on to the next one now’.”

Boughey is one of the UK’s newest trainers, having only started his training career last month, after six years as assistant trainer to Hugo Palmer in Newmarket.

“I worked in bloodstock for a while and then I went to Australia,” he said.

“I worked for Gai Waterhouse in Sydney, and then for Lloyd Williams in Melboune.

“(To become a trainer) It’s quite hard to get into if you don’t have a racing background.

“I came back here and got a job with Hugo, who at the time I think had about 35 horses and was ambitious and wanted to grow.

“Hugo was very good to me and was happy for me to run the satellite yard. That gave me a lot of confidence, as we had quite a few winners, but I said I wouldn’t go and do it on my own until Hugo said I was ready. He helped me a lot.

“I also want to thank Sam Haggas, the son of William Haggas. He’s been helping me as a bloodstock agent.”

Boughey was due to have Cotton Club and George Dryden both in action on yesterday afternoon’s card at Bath.



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