“Although there can be only one name on a trainer’s licence, it is very much a partnership.”
Amanda Perrett started training horses at Coombelands Racing Stables in Sussex in 1996. She took over the reins from her father, esteemed racehorse trainer Guy Harwood, who retired after training over 1,600 winners, 30 of which were Group 1 winners. Guy trained the great Dancing Brave, winner of the 2000 Guineas, The Eclipse Stakes, The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe which he took in breathtaking fashion under Pat Eddery, a performance which earned him an International Classification of 141, the highest rating ever given to a horse at that time.
With her father Guy Harwood being such a successful trainer, Amanda was brought up around racehorses. Amanda was a successful amateur jockey winning 90 races and became the first lady to ride in the Champion Hurdle at the 1990 Cheltenham Festival. Amanda was also a successful three-day event rider, she won numerous three-day events and also represented her country in Italy.
Mark Perrett, son of jockey Philip Perrett and the grandson of racehorse trainer Major Champneys, was a successful National Hunt jockey who rode over 900 winners including enjoying success with seven winners at the Cheltenham Festival and both the Scottish and Welsh Grand Nationals. Latterly he rode successfully as a flat jockey winning on one of his Cheltenham Festival winners Balasani at Royal Ascot.
Working with Amanda and Mark at Coombelands Racing Stables are a team of experienced staff who are dedicated to providing the highest standards of care. With a wealth of racehorse knowledge and experience as well as a passion for training racehorses, Amanda and the team have what it takes to win at the highest level.