National Hunt trainer and jockey Carl Llewellyn is set to renew his working partnership with trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies.
Carl, who was Nigel’s stable jockey for 18 years, will rejoin the team at Grange Hill Farm in Naunton, Gloucestershire in July after spending three years training at Weathercock House Stables in Lambourn.
The partnership was announced at the opening of a new 52-box barn facility at Nigel’s open day yesterday (Sunday 7 June).
Carl said: “I can’t wait to start. The opportunity to join an already successful and expanding business has come at a great time for me and will enable me to move onwards and upwards. I am looking forward to working alongside Nigel again as he is a trusted friend with the same outlook on life.”
“Nigel will as ever hold the licence, but this is very much a business partnership in every sense with shared responsibilities, and given our combined skill sets and those of the team here we are very much going to be a yard to be reckoned with in the years to come.”
Nigel added: “With our expansion programme moving forward at a pace and the work load increasing, Carl and I have been talking about how we can structure a framework that would enable us to work together again.”
Last week Weathercock House owner Malcolm Denmark announced Oliver Sherwood’s assistant trainer Warren Greatrex will be taking the helm of the Lambourn yard.
Nigel added: “After 79 winners in three successful seasons at Weathercock House it was a surprise to me when I learned that there seemed to be some dissatisfaction in the camp. Afterall, to win races including a Scottish National and a Bet 365 Gold Cup during the early years of holding a licence is a return that many a trainer starting out would beg for.”