Ruth Carr is the granddaughter of the late David Chapman, who handled the prolific winning sprinters Soba, Glencroft and Chaplins Club, to name but three, and took over the training licence from her father on his retirement in 2008. A former leading amateur rider on the Flat, Carr is

Mowbray House Farm, in the village of Stillington, about 10 miles north of York, in North Yorkshire, where she remains very much a ‘hands on’ trainer.

Strictly speaking, Carr hold a dual-purpose licence, but her infrequent forays into the sphere of National Hunt racing have yielded just half a dozen of her over 500 career winners. On the Flat, though, she enjoyed her most successfully season, numerically and fiscally, in 2017, when she saddled 49 winners and amassed £567, 022 in total prize money.

Far and away her best horse so far was Sovereign Debt, whom she acquired from her grandfather’s former stable jockey, the late David ‘Dandy’ Nicholls, in March 2017. All told, she saddled the Black Angel gelding to three ‘black type’ victories, namely the Group 2 Sandown Mile, the Group 3 Diomed Stakes at Epsom and the Listed Ganton Stakes at Yprk in 2017 and 2018.





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