A History
of Success

John and Thady Gosden have enjoyed success at the highest level all over the world.

Notable achievements in John’s career include winning the Derby twice, the Prix de l’Arc Triomphe three times and the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

In 2021, the year he joined forces with his son Thady, the pair won the world’s most valuable race, the Saudi Cup, followed by the Dubai Turf and the Sheema Classic, all within just over a month.

John and Thady Gosden have enjoyed success at the highest level all over the world.

Worldwide Stakes Winners

Date Race Racecourse Grade Horse Jockey Owner
04/11/2023 Horris Hill Stakes Newmarket Gr 3 Orne Robert Havlin Al Shaqab Racing
04/11/2023 Montrose Fillies' Stakes Newmarket Listed Regal Jubilee Kieran Shoemark Cheveley Park Stud
04/11/2023 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Santa Anita Gr 1 Inspiral Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
21/10/2023 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup Ascot Gr 2 Trawlerman Frankie Dettori Godolphin
18/10/2023 Beckford Stakes Bath Listed One Evening Kieran O'Neill Lady Bamford
07/10/2023 Sun Chariot Stakes Newmarket Gr 1 Inspiral Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
06/10/2023 Noel Murless Stakes Ascot Listed Middle Earth Oisin Murphy Qatar Racing
28/09/2023 Jockey Club Rose Bowl Stakes Newmarket Listed Trawlerman Frankie Dettori Godolphin
23/08/2023 Juddmonte International Stakes York Gr 1 Mostahdaf Frankie Dettori Shadwell Estate Ltd
19/08/2023 Geoffrey Freer Stakes Newbury Gr 3 Arrest Frankie Dettori Juddmonte
17/08/2023 Sovereign Stakes Salisbury Gr 3 Mighty Ulysses Oisin Murphy Saeed Suhail
13/08/2023 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois Deauville Gr 1 Inspiral Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
05/08/2023 Chalice Stakes Newmarket Listed Sweet Memories Hollie Doyle Lordship Stud
04/08/2023 Thoroughbred Stakes Goodwood Gr 3 Epictetus Frankie Dettori George Strawbridge
14/07/2023 Falmouth Stakes Newmarket Gr 1 Nashwa Hollie Doyle Imad Al Sagar
13/07/2023 Princess Of Wales's Stakes Newmarket Gr 2 Israr Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
01/07/2023 Criterion Stakes Newmarket Gr 3 Audience Robert Havlin Cheveley Park Stud
22/06/2023 Gold Cup Ascot Gr 1 Courage Mon Ami Frankie Dettori Wathnan Racing
21/06/2023 Prince Of Wales's Stakes Ascot Gr 1 Mostahdaf Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
21/06/2023 Queen's Vase Ascot Gr 2 Gregory Frankie Dettori Wathnan Racing
11/06/2023 Agnes Keyser Fillies' Stakes Goodwood Listed Al Asifah Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
02/06/2023 Betfred Oaks Epsom Gr 1 Soul Sister Frankie Dettori Lady Bamford
02/06/2023 Coronation Cup Epsom Gr 1 Emily Upjohn Frankie Dettori Lloyd Webber, Tactful Finance, S Roden
26/05/2023 Cocked Hat Stakes Goodwood Listed Gregory Robert Havlin Normandie Stud
18/05/2023 Middleton Fillies' Stakes York Gr 2 Free Wind Frankie Dettori George Strawbridge
17/05/2023 Musidora Stakes York Gr 3 Soul Sister Frankie Dettori Lady Bamford
10/05/2023 Chester Vase Chester Gr 3 Arrest Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
07/05/2023 Pretty Polly Stakes Newmarket Listed Running Lion Oisin Murphy D P Howden
25/04/2023 Blue Riband Trial Epsom Listed Epictetus Frankie Dettori George Strawbridge
10/04/2023 Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes Kempton Listed Laurel Ryan Moore Khalid Abdullah
25/03/2023 Dubai Turf Meydan (UAE) Gr 1 Lord North Frankie Dettori HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing
25/02/2023 Neom Cup Turf Riyadh Gr 3 Mostahdaf Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
25/02/2023 Winter Derby Lingfield Gr 3 Lord North Robert Havlin HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing
18/02/2023 Al Rayyan Mile Doha Gr 2 Alzahir Andrea Atzeni Al Wasmiyah Stud, G Bailey, N Wrigley
Date Race Racecourse Grade Horse Jockey Owner
27/10/2022 River Eden Fillies' Stakes Lingfield Listed Pennymoor James Doyle Godolphin
15/10/2022 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Ascot Gr 1 Emily Upjohn Frankie Dettori Lloyd Webber, Tactful Finance, S Roden
07/10/2022 Bet365 Fillies’ Mile Newmarket Gr 1 Commisioning Robert Havlin Isa Salman & Abdulla Al Khalifa
23/09/2022 Rockfel Stakes Newmarket Gr 2 Commissioning Robert Havlin Isa Salman & Abdulla Al Khalifa
14/09/2022 John Musker Fillies' Stakes Yarmouth Listed Shaara Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
08/09/2022 Park Hill Fillies' Stakes Doncaster Gr 2 Mimikyu Frankie Dettori George Strawbridge
03/09/2022 September Stakes Kempton Gr 3 Mostahdaf Dane O'Neill Shadwell Estate Ltd
14/08/2022 Prix Du Haras De Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois Deauville (Fr) Gr 1 Inspiral Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
30/07/2022 Chalice Stakes Newmarket Listed Emotion Andrea Atzeni Qatar Racing
28/07/2022 Qatar Nassau Stakes Goodwood Gr 1 Nashwa Hollie Doyle Imad Al Sagar
07/07/2022 Sir Henry Cecil Stakes Newmarket Listed Mighty Ulysses Frankie Dettori Saeed Suhail
02/07/2022 Lancashire Oaks Haydock Gr 2 Free Wind Robert Havlin George Strawbridge
02/07/2022 Coral Distaff Sandown Listed Grande Dame Ryan Moore Mrs Tabor, Mrs M V Magnier, Mrs Shanahan
19/06/2022 Prix De Diane Longines Chantilly (Fr) Gr 1 Nashwa Hollie Doyle Imad Al Sagar
17/06/2022 Coronation Stakes Ascot Gr 1 Inspiral Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
04/06/2022 Diomed Stakes Epsom Downs Gr 3 Megallan Frankie Dettori A E Oppenheimer
14/05/2022 Haras De Bouquetot Fillies' Trial Stakes Newbury Listed Nashwa Hollie Doyle Imad Al Sagar
13/05/2022 Yorkshire Cup Stakes York Gr 2 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
11/05/2022 Musidora Stakes York Gr 3 Emily Upjohn Frankie Dettori Jon Shack
26/03/2022 Dubai Turf Meydan (UAE) Gr 1 Lord North Frankie Dettori HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing
26/03/2022 Gordon Richards Stakes Sandown Gr 3 Mostahdaf Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
Date Race Racecourse Grade Horse Jockey Owner
09/10/2021 Darley Stakes Newmarket Gr 3 Mostahdaf Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
08/10/2021 Bet365 Fillies' Mile Newmarket Gr 1 Inspiral Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
02/10/2021 Qatar Prix De Royallieu ParisLongchamp (Fr) Gr 1 Loving Dream Frankie Dettori Lordship Stud
15/09/2021 Fortune Stakes Sandown Listed Mostahdaf Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
10/09/2021 Doncaster Cup Stakes Doncaster Gr 2 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
09/09/2021 Park Hill Fillies' Stakes Doncaster Gr 2 Free Wind Frankie Dettori George Strawbridge
09/09/2021 May Hill Stakes Doncaster Gr 2 Inspiral Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
21/08/2021 Solario Stakes Sandown Gr 3 Reach For The Moon Frankie Dettori HRH The Queen
20/08/2021 Lonsdale Cup York Gr 2 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
18/08/2021 Juddmonte International York Gr 1 Mishriff David Egan Prince A A Faisal
15/08/2021 Prix Du Haras De Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois Deauville (Fr) Gr 1 Palace Pier Frankie Dettori Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
15/08/2021 Prix Minerve Deauville Gr 3 Free Wind Frankie Dettori George Strawbridge
12/08/2021 Sovereign Stakes Salisbury Gr 3 Megallan Robert Havlin A E Oppenheimer
22/07/2021 British Stallion Studs EBF Star Stakes Sandown Listed Inspiral Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
17/06/2021 Ribblesdale Stakes Ascot Gr 2 Loving Dream Robert Havlin Lordship Stud
16/06/2021 Duke of Cambridge Stakes Ascot Gr 2 Indie Angel Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
15/06/2021 Queen Anne Stakes Ascot Gr 1 Palace Pier Frankie Dettori Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
20/05/2021 Heron Stakes Sandown Listed Mostahdaf Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
15/05/2021 Lockinge Stakes Newbury Gr 1 Palace Pier Frankie Dettori Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
28/04/2021 Sagaro Stakes Ascot Gr 3 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
23/04/2021 Gordon Richards Stakes Sandown Gr 3 Waldkonig Frankie Dettori Gestut Ammerland & Newsells Park Stud
02/04/2021 Burradon Stakes Newcastle Listed Megallan Robert Havlin A E Oppenheimer
27/03/2021 Dubai Turf Meydan (UAE) Gr 1 Lord North Frankie Dettori HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing
27/03/2021 Sheema Classic Meydan (UAE) Gr 1 Mishriff David Egan Prince A A Faisal
27/03/2021 Magnolia Stakes Kempton Listed Global Giant Robert Havlin Isa Salman Al Khalifa
27/02/2021 Winter Derby Lingfield Gr 3 Forest of Dean Robert Havlin Godolphin
20/02/2021 Saudi Cup Riyadh - Mishriff David Egan Prince A A Faisal
Date Race Racecourse Grade Horse Jockey Owner
14/11/2020 Churchill Stakes Lingfield Listed Dubai Warrior Robert Havlin Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
29/10/2020 Fleur De Lys Fillies' Stakes Lingfield Listed Indie Angel Frankie Dettori Cheveley Park Stud
03/10/2020 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes Newmarket Gr 1 Nazeef Frankie Dettori Hamdan Al Maktoum
10/09/2020 May Hill Stakes Doncaster Gr 2 Indigo Girl Frankie Dettori George Strawbridge
05/09/2020 September Stakes Kempton Gr 3 Enable Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
21/08/2020 Lonsdale Cup York Gr 2 Enbihaar Jim Crowley Hamdan Al Maktoum
16/08/2020 Prix Jacques Le Marois Deauville Gr 1 Palace Pier Frankie Dettori Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
15/08/2020 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano Deauville Gr 2 Mishriff Frankie Dettori Prince A A Faisal
02/08/2020 Henkel-Preis der Diana German Oaks Dusseldorf (GER) Gr 1 Miss Yoda Frankie Dettori Westerberg
01/08/2020 Lillie Langtry Stakes Goodwood Gr 2 Enbihaar Jim Crowley Hamdan Al Maktoum
28/07/2020 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Goodwood Gr 1 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
26/07/2020 Lyric Fillies' Stakes York Listed Franconia Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
25/07/2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ascot Gr 1 Enable Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
19/07/2020 Steventon Stakes Newbury Listed Global Giant Frankie Dettori Isa Salman Al Khalifa
10/07/2020 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes Newmarket Gr 1 Nazeef Jim Crowley Hamdan Al Maktoum
20/06/2020 St James' Palace Stakes Ascot Gr 1 Palace Pier Frankie Dettori Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
19/06/2020 Hardwicke Stakes Ascot Gr 2 Fanny Logan Frankie Dettori HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing
18/06/2020 Ascot Gold Cup Ascot Gr 1 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
17/06/2020 Prince of Wales's Stakes Ascot Gr 1 Lord North James Doyle HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing
16/06/2020 The Ribblesdale Stakes Ascot Gr 2 Frankly Darling Frankie Dettori A E Oppenheimer
16/06/2020 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes Ascot Gr 2 Nazeef Jim Crowley Hamdan Al Maktoum
07/06/2020 Brigadier Gerard Stakes Haydock Park Gr 3 Lord North Robert Havlin HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing
07/06/2020 Pretty Polly Fillies' Stakes Newmarket Listed Run Wild Oisin Murphy Tweenhills Fillies & Meridian Int
06/06/2020 Newmarket Stakes Newmarket Listed Mishriff David Egan Prince A A Faisal
06/06/2020 Dahlia Fillies' Stakes Newmarket Listed Terebellum Frankie Dettori Godolphin
05/06/2020 Oaks Trial Fillies' Stakes Lingfield Listed Miss Yoda Robert Havlin Westerberg
03/06/2020 Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes Kempton Listed Nazeef Jim Crowley Shadwell Estate Ltd
22/02/2020 Winter Derby Lingfield Gr 3 Dubai Warrior Frankie Dettori Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
Date Race Racecourse Grade Horse Jockey Owner
21/12/2019 Quebec Stakes Lingfield Listed Dubai Warrior Robert Havlin Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
16/11/2019 Gillies Stakes Lingfield Listed Scentasia Frankie Dettori Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum
16/11/2019 Churchill Stakes Lingfield Listed Crossed Baton Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
02/11/2019 James Seymour Stakes Newmarket Listed Lord North Robert Havlin HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing
31/10/2019 Fleur De Lys Fillies' Stakes Lingfield Listed Scentasia David Egan Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum
19/10/2019 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Ascot Gr 1 Star Catcher Frankie Dettori Anthony Oppenheimer
11/10/2019 Pride Stakes Newmarket Gr 3 Fanny Logan Frankie Dettori HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing
05/10/2019 Qatar Prix de Royallieu Longchamp (FR) Gr 1 Anapurna Frankie Dettori Helena Springfield Ltd
18/09/2019 John Musker Stakes Yarmouth Listed Fanny Logan Robert Havlin HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing
15/09/2019 Prix Vermeille Longchamp Gr 1 Star Catcher Frankie Dettori A E Oppenheimer
14/09/2019 William Hill St Leger Doncaster Gr 1 Logician Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
13/09/2019 Doncaster Cup Doncaster Gr 2 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
12/09/2019 Park Hill Stakes Doncaster Gr 2 Enbihaar Jim Crowley Hamdan Al Maktoum
07/09/2019 September Stakes Kempton Gr 3 Royal Line Robert Havlin HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing
23/08/2019 Lonsdale Stakes York Gr 2 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
22/08/2019 Darley Yorkshire Oaks York Gr 1 Enable Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
21/08/2019 Great Voltigeur Stakes York Gr 2 Logician Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
18/08/2019 Darley Prix Jean Romanet Deauville (FR) Gr 1 Coronet Frankie Dettori Denford Stud
17/08/2019 Prix de la Nonette Deauville Gr 2 Terebellum Mickael Barzalona HRH Princess Of Jordan
15/08/2019 Sovereign Stakes Salisbury Gr 3 Kick On Oisin Murphy Qatar Racing Limited
14/08/2019 Upavon Stakes Salisbury Listed Fanny Logan Robert Havlin HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing
03/08/2019 Lily Langtry Stakes Goodwood Gr 2 Enbihaar Jim Crowley Hamdan Al Maktoum
31/07/2019 Qatar Sussex Stakes Goodwood Gr 1 Too Darn Hot Frankie Dettori Lord Lloyd-Webber
30/07/2019 Qatar Goodwood Cup Goodwood Gr 1 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
27/07/2019 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ascot Gr 1 Enable Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
26/07/2019 Valiant Stakes Ascot Listed Duneflower Kieran O'Neill HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan
26/07/2019 Lyric Fillies' Stakes York Listed Fanny Logan P J McDonald HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing
21/07/2019 Prix de Bagatelle Deauville Listed Twist 'N' Shake Frankie Dettori Helena Springfield Ltd
20/07/2019 Kerrygold Irish Oaks Curragh (IRE) Gr 1 Star Catcher Frankie Dettori Anthony Oppenheimer
07/07/2019 Qatar Prix Jean Prat Deauville (FR) Gr 1 Too Darn Hot Frankie Dettori Lord Lloyd-Webber
06/07/2019 Coral-Eclipse Sandown Gr 1 Enable Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah
06/07/2019 Lancashire Oaks Haydock Gr 2 Enbihaar Dane O'Neill Hamdan Al Maktoum
30/06/2019 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Gr 1 Coronet Frankie Dettori Denford Stud
30/06/2019 Prix de Malleret Saint-Cloud Gr 2 Mehdaayih Frankie Dettori Emirates Park Pty Ltd
20/06/2019 Ascot Gold Cup Ascot Gr 1 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
20/06/2019 Ribblesdale Stakes Ascot Gr 2 Star Catcher Frankie Dettori A E Oppenheimer
16/06/2019 Prix Paul de Moussac Chantilly Gr 3 Azano Robert Havlin M J & L A Taylor & Partner
31/05/2019 Investec Oaks Epsom Gr 1 Anapurna Frankie Dettori Helena Springfield Ltd
24/05/2019 Cocked Hat Stakes Goodwood Listed Private Secretary Frankie Dettori Denford Stud
23/05/2019 Heron Stakes Sandown Listed King of Comedy Frankie Dettori Lady Bamford
17/05/2019 Yorkshire Cup York Gr 2 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori Bjorn Nielsen
16/05/2019 Middleton Stakes York Gr 2 Lah Ti Dar Frankie Dettori Lord Lloyd-Webber
11/05/2019 Lingfield Oaks Lingfield Listed Anapurna Frankie Dettori Helena Springfield Ltd
08/05/2019 Cheshire Oaks Chester Listed Mehdaayih Robert Havlin Emirates Park Pty Ltd
04/05/2019 Warwick Fillies' Stakes Goodwood Listed Enbihaar Dane O'Neill Hamdan Al Maktoum
01/05/2019 Pavilion Stakes Ascot Gr 3 Calyx Frankie Dettori Khalid Abullah
16/04/2019 Feilden Stakes Newmarket Listed Kick On Oisin Murphy Qatar Racing
23/02/2019 Winter Derby Lingfield Gr 3 Wissahickon Frankie Dettori George Strawbridge
02/02/2019 Winter Derby Trial Lingfield Listed Wissahickon Frankie Dettori George Strawbridge

In addition to twice winning the Derby, the Gosdens’ tally of European Classic winners includes the 1000 Guineas, the Oaks (x4) and the St Leger (x5), the Irish 2000 Guineas, the Irish Derby and Irish St Leger, plus France’s Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (x2) Prix De Diane (x2) and the Prix du Jockey Club.

Many of the champions that have passed through John and Thady’s hands have gone on to stand at stud as top class stallions.

Champions into Stallions

In addition to the Derby, the Gosdens’ tally of European Classic winners includes:
From California to Clarehaven

A history of success – from California to Clarehaven

John’s first major win came in 1983 when he was training in California. He trained Bates Motel to win the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap and a year later he was victorious with Royal Heroine at the inaugural running of the Breeders’ Cup.

Highlights from the first half of his career following his return to England in 1989 include Benny The Dip’s Derby success (1997), Lahan’s win in the 1000 Guineas (2000) – a victory which gave John his 100th Group winner in Europe – and the brilliant sprinter Oasis Dream winning the July Cup and Nunthorpe Stakes (2003).

His move to Clarehaven Stables in 2007 heralded the start of the most successful phase yet in a remarkable training career. One of the first champions John nurtured and prepared at Clarehaven was Raven’s Pass, who capped a brilliant season with victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita (2008).

A stream of notable Group 1 winners followed, including champion filly Dar Re Mi (whose subsequent progeny would include Too Darn Hot) and Nathaniel, winner of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2011) and the Eclipse (2012).

His move to Clarehaven Stables in 2007 heralded the start of the most successful phase yet in a remarkable training career.
The Clarehaven class of 2014 included four-time Group 1 winner Kingman, Oaks and King George heroine, Taghrooda, and The Fugue.

The Clarehaven class of 2014 included four-time Group 1 winner Kingman, Oaks and King George heroine, Taghrooda, and The Fugue.

However, the results of 2015 would exceed even those of the previous campaign, led by Golden Horn’s victories in the Derby, the Eclipse, the Irish Champion Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Other notable Group 1 successes were provided by Jack Hobbs and Shalaa.

The momentum and success from those golden seasons has continued through to the present day, thanks in part to two equine superstars of the modern era in Enable, winner of eleven Group 1 races, including two Arcs, an Oaks and a Breeders’ Cup Turf, and Stradivarius, winner of seven Group 1 races, including three Ascot Gold Cups. The pair were ably supported by a succession of champions in their own right; Roaring Lion, Cracksman, Palace Pier, Too Darn Hot, Mishriff, Mostahdaf,  Inspiral and Nashwa.

On five occasions John was crowned Champion Trainer in Britain, the first being in 2012, followed by further victories in 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020. And then in 2023 John and Thady became the first dual licence holders to win the trainer’s title.

2023 Global statistics

130

Wins

22%

Strike rate

33

Stakes wins

£12,106,993

Winnings