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 1
Group 2 0
Group 3 5
Listed 16

UK Flat Winners 455
UK NH Winners 14
Overseas Winners 0
Total Winners 469

GB Flat Jan 2022-Dec 2022 Season

Wins Runs % Placed EARNINGS
2yo AW 0 0 0
2yo turf 0 0 0
3yo AW 6 36 17 5 £36,518
3yo turf 0 0 0
4yo+ AW 8 48 17 17 £99,594
4yo+ turf 0 2 0 0 £8,900
TOTAL 14 87 16 12 £145,012

GB Jumps April 2021-April 2022 Season

Wins Runs % Placed EARNINGS
Hurdle 2 10 20 2 £35,787
Chase 1 2 50 1 £4,422
NHF 3 10 30 4 £11,782
TOTAL 6 22 7 7 £51,991

Latest News

Cheltenham bound for impressive Stag Horn

Cheltenham bound for impressive Stag Horn

Archie and the team at Saxon Gate have Cheltenham Festival glory in their sights with exciting hurdling recruit Stag Horn after he secured the stable’s first Graded success over jumps....

Five individual stakes winners light up another big year

Five individual stakes winners spearheaded another successful year in 2021 for Archie and the team at Saxon Gate. They contributed to 78 winners on the Flat and All-Weather, supplemented by...

Saxon Gate bids farewell to Sherbot Lemon

November ended with a memorable result for Apple Tree Stud when they sold Archie’s Listed winner Sherbet Lemon for 450,000 gns at the Mares Sale at Tattersalls in Newmarket. November...
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