Philip Hobbs Form and Entries




Stable Sponsor

Amlin Plus


Philip Hobbs
  • Walking back
  • Philip, Richard and Johnson at Sandown
  • Johnson White overseeing first lot leaving the yard
  • Balthazar King winning the Cross Country Chase the 2012 Cheltenham Festival
  • Horses wading at Blue Anchor Beach
  • The equine pool at Sandhill
  • Wishful Thinking (centre) leading the string on the gallops
  • Fingal Bay and Richard Johnson winning the Challow Hurdle


Sandhill Racing Stables has always strived to create a good atmosphere of teamwork and positivity around the horses and staff. As the saying goes ‘happy staff makes happy horses’. This means that Philip’s job of training the racehorses is made easier and he makes sure that he gives every owner, large or small their share of attention.

For the past 20 years 'Johnson' White has been the loyal, organised and uncomplaining assistant, who is ably assisted by our two long standing head girls, Carol Burnett and Liz White. At the races, Sean Mulcaire, who has been at Sandhill for the past 24 years, is in charge of all the runners and staff throughout the busy season.

Richard Johnson has been first Jockey at Sandhill for the past 16 years and last season was crowned Champion Jockey for the first time, which is duly deserved after being runner up to AP McCoy for the past 16 times. Richard  is the strongest jockey in the saddle and out of the saddle he gives vital feedback to the owners after the race and is a fantastic ambassador for our sport.

Philip has always treated triumph and disaster with the same equanimity and has trained over two and a half thousand winners in his career and been in the top six trainers for the past 20 years, having trained winners at all the major festivals in England, Ireland and France.

With just over a 100 horses in the yard Philip has a milestone to aim at each new season and that is to train 100 winners and over a million in owners prize money, which he has managed to achieve nearly every year.

Sandhill House


Take a look at our facilities at Sandhill – perfect for training racehorses. »

Horses For Sale


Thinking of buying a racehorse – see our latest inmates for sale. »