Bio: Venetia Williams started off her involvement in racing as a  jockey – something she stuck with for two years. She won a few races but was aware of limitations. A serious neck fracture, which she was lucky to recover from ended her career as a jockey and so becoming a trainer seemed like a logical next step.

Under the tutelage of John Edwards, Martin Pipe, Barry Hills and Colin Haye, Williams honed her abilities and decided to go it alone in 1995. A wise decision by all accounts. Starting with a 6 horse yeard, her first big success was Teeton Mill. The 9 year old went on to win Hennessy Gold Cup and the King George VI Chase.

Early in her career as a jockey, Wiliams had been knocked unconscious during a fall in the Grand National. It’s somewhat serendipitous then that as trainer Williams managed to win the Aintree Grand National with Mom Mome, a 100-1 outsider. A healthy dose of good fortunate to make up for misfortunes of the past.



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