Anthony Honeyball

Anthony Honeyball Grand National Wins

Anthony Honeyball has never trained a horse that has won the Grand National.

Their best finish to date was in 2019 with Regal Encore ridden by Jonathan Burke who came 7th.

Full Results

Year Horse Result Prize Money Jockey
2023 Sam Brown Fence 15 - Fell - Jonathan Burke
2019 Regal Encore 7 £20,000 Jonathan Burke
2017 Regal Encore 8 £3,600 Robbie Power

Anthony Honeyball progressed from the amateur ranks as a jockey into professional racing as a conditional jockey and then finally moved to become a trainer. Anthony would move into training in 2006, beginning with just six or seven horses, training from his parent’s farm in Somerset, but despite that challenge, he managed to land his first winner before the year was over.

As a jockey, he spent time with Richard Barber and Paul Nicholls, surrounded by quality people, and that’s undoubtedly rubbed off on Anthony, his training career has gone from strength to strength, which has resulted in much better horses coming into the yard.

He would have his first Grand National runner in 2017, with Regal Encore running in the race and finishing in a very respectable eighth position, ridden by Robbie Power.

Career as a Jockey

Honeyball would get into racing first of all as a jockey. He started on the point-to-point scene, which is where he met Richard Barber. He rode for Richard, and he had a lot of success. It was the friendship between Barber and Paul Nicholls that took Honeyball into professional racing as a conditional.

In 2001, point-to-point racing was halted due to the foot and mouth pandemic in the UK, Honeyball had to move over to professional riding to keep going, so he did and was given a job with Nicholls. He would end his riding career with a wealth of knowledge from those two yards, two highly esteemed people in the racing world, while also managing to ride 45 winners under rules.

At this young age as a conditional jockey with Paul Nicholls, Honeyball had already decided that long term, he only wanted to be a horse trainer, and moved across to that in 2006.