Phillip Hobbs - Horse Racing Trainer
OUR HISTORY WITH PHILIP
Our first horse with Philip was a handsome gelding called Shambougg. He gave the Club plenty of fun days at the races without managing to get his head in front. We currently have the exciting Festival Dawn under Philip’s care. She is a talented young mare who has not had the easiest of times. She was placed in a couple of smart mares novice hurdle races but has struggled with various illnesses since. She has bags of potential though and we look forward to getting her back on the racecourse.
ABOUT PHILIP HOBBS
Philip was brought up surrounded by horses. His father Tony Hobbs farmed and had a permit to train for many years, breeding several good horses to run in the family colours. He rode at Hickstead, show jumping as a junior and rode several point-to-point winners and winners under National Hunt rules as an amateur before turning professional at the age of 21. Philip rode 160 winners in a 10-year career including The Black and White Gold Cup at Ascot, The Killiney Novice Chase and The Midlands Grand National on such good horses at West Tip and Artifice. With a career as a trainer firmly in mind whist still riding professionally, Philip married Sarah in 1982 and then started training in August 1985 with only six horses. Philip trains 112 horses at their yard in Somerset, has sent out over 2000 winners and has finished in the country’s top six National Hunt trainers since 1999. Philip has brought most of the winners himself, from either England, Ireland, France or Germany.
To visit Philip's website go to http://www.pjhobbs.com/