HUNGERFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Trainer Archie Watson talks to members of the press during a visit to the Upper Lambourne stables of Archie Watson on April 10. 2019 near Hungerford, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Welcome to Archie Watson Racing

Archie Watson took out his trainer’s licence in 2016 with just three horses. In 2018, he saddled two-year-old Soldier’s Call to win at Royal Ascot among other Stakes victories.

In 2020, he trained his first Group 1 winner aged 31 as in-training buy Glen Shiel landed the Group 1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot. Archie has also enjoyed Graded glory over hurdles courtesy of Stag Horn. He has already trained over 500 winners. Archie has spent his whole life around thoroughbreds and has learned from some of the world's most successful operations. From the historic Saxon Gate in Upper Lambourn, Archie has established himself as one of the leading trainers in the country with the promise of much more to come.


Group 1 2
Group 2 3
Group 3 8
Listed 17

UK Flat Winners 515
UK NH Winners 18
Overseas Winners 17
Total Winners 550

GB Flat Jan 2022-Dec 2022 Season

Wins Runs % Placed Prizemoney
2yo AW 6 22 27 3 £48,604
2yo turf 6 56 11 12 £268,121
3yo AW 13 79 16 15 £84,186
3yo turf 15 90 17 12 £121,351
4yo+ AW 10 77 13 12 £129,857
4yo+ turf 18 108 17 27 £384,622
TOTAL 68 432 16 81 £1,036,741

GB Jumps April 2022-April 2023 Season

Wins Runs % Placed Prizemoney
Hurdle 3 5 60 1 £15,347
Chase 0 0 0 0
NHF 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3 5 60 1 £15,347

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