James Eustace, who has trained for 30 years, will be followed by his son Harry, 32, at Park Lodge Stables early in 2021, Racing Post reported on Tuesday. Harry Eustace has been an assistant trainer to William Haggas for four years.
“I’ve had a wonderful time with William and Maureen Haggas but have decided the pandemic was not a good enough reason not to start training,” said the younger Eustace to Racing Post. “It’s been long in the planning to take over from dad and I’m very much looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
Added his father, “I turned 60 this year which is a bit of gamechanger and I’ve been training at Park Lodge for 30 years so it’s time for a younger person to step in. All my owners have been informed and they are staying on board and are very positive about it.”