Ed Vaughan

Vaughan Embracing His New Kentucky Home

Last summer, in the midst of guiding the best horse he had ever trained, Dame Malliot (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}), through a Group 1 campaign, trainer Ed Vaughan announced that he was shutting up shop at his Machell Place Stables in Newmarket, citing the economic difficulties of being a smaller trainer in Britain. Later in the season, the Irish-born Vaughan revealed that he was relocating to America to train from Keeneland Racecourse. While the move means Vaughan's string has shrunk from 25 in Newmarket down to seven as he gets...

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Ed Vaughan To Train In Kentucky

Ed Vaughan confirmed via Twitter on Saturday that he will continue his training career in the U.S. from a base at Keeneland in Kentucky. Vaughan announced in July that he was winding down his Newmarket stable of around 25 horses, citing concerns about the financial viability of training in the UK. "As everyone is aware, with the reductions in prize-money and the cost of running a business being so high, the economics of training in Britain are not good," Vaughan said at the time. "I'm taking this decision now because...

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Ed Vaughan To Leave UK Training Ranks

Ed Vaughan, who last week sent out the Anthony Oppenheimer homebred Dame Malliot (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) to win the Group 2 Princess of Wales's S. at his home track of Newmarket, has announced that he will relinquish his training licence at the end of the 2020 season. The Irish-born trainer said, "I haven't just woken up and decided to do this. It's been on my mind for a while and now seems the right time to finish up training here in the UK. As everyone is aware, with the reductions in prize-money...

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The Weekly Wrap: Blue Is The Colour

A sea of blue dominated winner's enclosures in Britain and France this week, largely owing to the successful season currently being enjoyed by Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation and Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell team. The brothers occupy the top two slots in the owners' table in Britain, and Godolphin is also currently the leading owner in France. While Sheikh Mohammed has a significant number of horses in Chantilly with Andre Fabre, who oversaw the successful return of France's champion 2-year-old of last year, Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal), in the Listed Prix Kistena, it...

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