Simon Crisford and his son Ed are among the first to take advantage of the British Horseracing Authority’s new rule to allow training partnerships; the pair will have their first runners under a joint license shortly after racing resumes in Britain, Racing Post reports. Paul Cole and son Oliver are also set to join forces.
“Ed and I have become joint licence holders as well as business partners, something my owners have very much welcomed and are fully supportive of,” Simon Crisford told Racing Post. “As well as Gainsborough Stables in Newmarket, we have a winter carnival stable in Dubai and therefore this move makes perfect sense for us.
“Hopefully it will benefit the business and help consolidate our structure. It’s especially right for Ed at this time of his career as he is forward thinking and will bring plenty of fresh ideas to the table. I also think joint licensing will be a huge help to many other trainers in the future as they will be able to pool their resources together during challenging times.”