Philip Hobbs Form and Entries




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Philip Hobbs
  • 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 equals 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.

Philip started training in 1985 and has always treated triumph and disaster with the same equanimity. In his career he has so far trained over 2500 winners and been in the top 5 trainers for the past 20 years, having had winners at all the major festivals in England, Ireland and France.

Over the last 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 racing season. Richard Johnson has been first Jockey at Sandhill for the past 17 years and was crowned Champion Jockey for the second time in 2017, 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.

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.