Willie is an excellent addition to the Thurloe training roster. His record is second to none with the likes of exceptional champions and Cheltenham Festival Winners Hurricane Fly, Faugheen, Douvan and Annie Power to name a few! Willie is a Grand National winning trainer, sending out Hedgehunter to win in 2005. Willie has had huge success on the flat too with winners at Royal Ascot and further afield to Australia with Max Dynamite finishing second in the 2015 running of the Melbourne Cup. Willie is assisted by son Patrick who is a successful amateur jockey in his own right, with numerous winners at the Cheltenham and Punchestown Festivals.
Willie is the first of the Thurloe Ireland trainers and has our new recruit, Scarpeta in training.