Guy Harwood

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Guy Harwood
Occupation Trainer
Born Pulborough, West Sussex
Major racing wins
British Classics / Breeders' Cup wins:
2000 Guineas (1981, 1986) International race wins:
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1986)
Poule d'Essai des Poulains (1981)
Significant horses
Ela-Mana-Mou, To-Agori-Mou, Kalaglow, Rousillon, Dancing Brave, Warning.

Guy Harwood (born 10 June 1939) is a retired British racehorse trainer.

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Background

Harwood was born in Pulborough, West Sussex, in 1939. His father, Wally made the family fortune with his garage business, founded in 1931. [1] Harwood began riding at the age of 18 and won 40 point-to-point races and 14 National Hunt races over the next few years.

Training career

He began training horses in 1965 under permit, and took out a training licence in 1966, establishing the Coombelands racing stables. In the 1970s, Harwood developed his stable to become one of the most modern in Britain, introducing such innovations as artificial gallops, American-style barns and a computerised office system. [1] He trained many winners there, including Dancing Brave, winner of the 1986 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and European Horse of the Year for 1986. In 1996 his daughter, Amanda Perrett, took over the reins at Coombelands. Harwood received the prestigious Goodwood Racecourse Media Dinner Award for 2007. Harwood remarried in 2010 and lives with his wife Jan in Coldwaltham.

Major Wins As A Trainer

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References

  1. 1 2 "Dancing Brave 1986 Arc". Brough Scott. Retrieved 2012-06-08.