Tom Ward is a racehorse trainer, training in Upper Lambourn alongside his wife, Alex. With their differing backgrounds in the thoroughbred industry, together they hope to provide their owners with the full package, bringing a plethora of experience and ambition to Tom Ward Racing Ltd.
Tom received his licence to train on August 1st after four years of assisting Classic winning trainer Richard Hannon.
Since a young age, Tom has wanted to train racehorses, and this boyhood dream has now come to fruition. Over the years Tom has worked under the tutelage of trainers, Alain de Royer-Dupré and Francis-Henri Graffard in France; Mark Johnston, John Ferguson and Richard Hannon in the UK; Kiaran McLaughlin in the USA; and John O’Shea and Godolphin in Australia.
Alex adds to the training operation from a slightly different perspective, having focused her career to date mostly on bloodstock and breeding.
She previously worked for David Redvers’ Tweenhills Stud, where she was the Nominations and Marketing Executive for four years, having promoted the stud careers of many stallions including the mighty Roaring Lion and Zoustar. Alex’s horsemanship preceded racing, in fact she used to own and compete dressage horses, before she completed stints working on studs and for trainer’s in both France and Australia. Alex hopes to contribute with her experience in bloodstock and will make sure all the owners have a steady stream of communication.