Bio: Tim Vaughan first took out a full training licence in November, 2005, but it was his move to upgraded facilities at Pat Wilkin Stables in Aberthin, near Cowbridge, in the Vale of Glamorgan in 2008 that marked the start of his ascent through the training ranks.


In 2007/08 Vaughan saddled 14 winners, but increased that total to 55 in 2008/09, 88 in 2009/10 and 91 in 2010/11. In 2011/12, he trained his first Grade 1 winners – Saint Are in the John Smith’s Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree and Spirit Of Adisa in the Cathal Ryan Memorial Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown – and, in between times, also won the Grade 3 Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr with Beshabar. All in all, that season Vaughan saddled 102 winners – making him, at the age of 32, the youngest of the current crop of National Hunt trainers to reach that landmark – and won £547, 817 in prize money.


Although, in recent years, Vaughan has concentrated on increasing the overall quality of his string – not least by focussing on young, untested horses, a.k.a. “stores” – at the time of writing, he currently lies twenty-third in the National Hunt Trainers’ Championship, with 15 winners from 133 runners and £120, 579 in prize money.


News / Blog:




Leave a Comment