It was always going to be a career in racing for George. The love of a horse runs in the blood – as does an affinity with Newmarket, the globally recognised home of horseracing.
GEORGE SCOTT has ticked off many boxes in a remarkably short time since launching his training career at the end of 2015.
Group-race glory, international victories, success at British racing’s ’festival’ meetings and a lot of other notable achievements besides: George has wasted little time in creating a most favourable impression.
Along with the knowledge acquired when learning from some of the best, George’s own ‘feel’ for a racehorse has meant that his Newmarket-based business has gone from strength to strength.
The young trainer’s winning touch was superbly exemplified by his handling of the hugely talented James Garfield. The colt was high class at two, winning the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury as well as taking connections to a Breeders’ Cup the same season.
George’s string trains from Hamilton Road at Eve Lodge Stables, backing onto the famous Newmarket gallops and in the shadow of the Rowley Mile grandstand. George may be based within the home of horseracing but his vision extends to global targets.
In 2017 Another Batt won a very lucrative prize in Turkey and early in 2019 triumphed at the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Whilst Concierge rounded off 2018 with a win in Qatar
It is very seldom that people can say they are honestly living the dream, and clichéd as it may sound, I am lucky enough to be one of those people. From the age of six, I started to develop an infatuation with the magical combination of intense competition and nature at its magisterial best.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the great horsemen of our time, as stints with the likes of James Fanshawe, Lee Freedman and Nicky Henderson moulded my beliefs on how humans can eek the best out of an animal that is more intelligent than I ever thought imaginable.
I have been training for nearly 6 years and over that time it has been a steady progression up the training ranks. Career highlights include a Royal Ascot winner with Thanks Be in 2019, a third place finish in the Melbourne Cup (third richest race in the world), victories at the Dubai carnival with Escalator and Prince of Arran, and numerous black type performances in England. In 2019 I purchased the stunning Bedford House Stables on the Bury Rd in Newmarket. Built in 1820, the yard was most recently the home of Luca Cumani, who trained not one but two Derby winners from the stables. Hopefully it wont be long until I'm following in his footsteps.