Richard Hobson Grand National Wins
Richard Hobson has never trained a horse that has won the Grand National.
None of their entries have ever finished the race.
|2021||Lord Du Mesnil||Fence 21 - Pulled Up||-||Nick Scholfield|
|2018||Shantou Flyer||Fence 26 - Pulled Up||-||James Bowen|
Richard Hobson would have two other jobs inside racing before deciding that training was what he wanted to do, and while that may look like indecision, it gave him a vast wealth of knowledge to take into his training career.
He would first be a jockey in the sport and travelled around the world to pick up how things work in a variety of different countries. When retiring as a jockey in 2009, during the 14 years he spent as a rider, he recorded wins in England, France, Italy and America.
Before the end of his riding career, Richard tried to set himself up for the future and began a bloodstock company named RH Bloodstock. Both during his time as a jockey and after retiring, he spent time sourcing horses to buy and sell, keeping him attached to the racing world. But that obviously wasn’t enough, so in 2014, Hobson decided to set up as a full-time professional trainer with a top-class yard at the top of the Cotswolds.
Richard was able to mix getting winners on the course and racing at the highest possible level. In 2017, Dame Rose would win the big Grade Two bumper at the Aintree Grand National meeting, and in 2018, he would have his first Grand National runner.
The horse was Shantou Flyer, a real stable star that had run in many big races for Hobson over the years, and he went around Aintree well before tiring late and getting pulled up at the 26th fence by jockey James Bowen.
Before ending his riding career, Richard Hobson was planning for the future, and this is where RH Bloodstock was formed. In 2007, before ending his time as a jockey, the company was set up, and in his spare time, Richard began buying and selling horses.
He wanted a niche, so he used his knowledge of French racing and decided to source runners in France on the flat, who could be sold to the UK and Ireland to become jump horses of the future.
Hobson was recognised as being the man to source Hurricane Fly, his best achievement in the bloodstock world to date. A flat runner in France, Hobson found the horse and sold him to Willie Mullins as a potential star of the future. Hurricane Fly would eventually win 22 Grade One races and was a real flag bearer for the talents of Hobson when it came to spotting future stars.
He continues to source horses, some of them at a very young age, and now decides to either keep them and train them himself on the course or give them the pre-training they need and then sell them on to others. Dame Rose, Petit Mouchoir, Saint Are, Sir Des Champs, and Iris De Balme are just some of the good horses that have been sourced and sold by Richard Hobson.
Famous Horses Trained by Richard Hobson
Here are some of the most famous horses trained by Richard Hobson.
- Shantou Flyer
- Lord Du Mesnil
- Dame Rose