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Having learned his trade with Newmarket trainers Bill O’Gorman, Ron Sheather and Alex Scott, not to mention legendary Australian handler Bart Cummings, Stuart Williams first took out a public training licence in 1994. He was based at Graham Lodge Stables and Trillium Place Stables before moving to his current base, Diomed Stables on the renowned Hamilton Road in Newmarket, in 2004.
In his first season at Diomed Stables, he equalled what was, at the time, his best seasonal tally of 32 winners but, in 2018, enjoyed his most successful year yet, in terms of winners and prize money. All told, Williams saddled 58 winners – beating his previous seasonal best, 51 winners, which he achieved in 2016 – and accumulated just over £727,000 in total earnings.
The most profitable horse Williams has trained during his 25-year career was the Pivotal gelding Eton Rifles, whom he acquired from David Elsworth in late 2011 and subsequently saddled to win five Listed races, at home and abroad, between 2011 and 2014. More recently, Williams saddled Royal Birth to win the totescoop6 Heritage Handicap at Ascot in 2016 and the Listed Hever Sprint Stakes at Lingfield. More recently still, he recorded his first victory at Pattern level when the 104-rated Keystroke sprang a 66/1 surprise in the Group Three Abernant Stakes at Newmarket in 2019.
Other notable winners for the yard down the years include Hogmaneigh in the Portland Handicap at Doncaster in 2008 and Bertoliver in the Epsom Dash in 2010 All in all, Williams has trained over 700 winners, at least one at every British racecourse that stages Flat racing.
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