Toby Coles’ diary of a racehorse trainer

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  • Twenty-five-year-old Toby Coles is Britain’s newest — and youngest — racehorse trainer. He currently trains out of Cedar Lodge Stables in Newmarket. His weekly diary has been running since August 2010 and covers the trials and tribulations, the highs and the lows, the work and play of a young man trying to make a go out of training racehorses.

    Nelly The Elephant wins! [18/03/2011]

    Some tough lessons learnt [08/03/2011]

    Charlie’s Boy is off to pastures new [02/03/2011]

    Cotton King wins again [22/02/2011]

    Light at the end of the tunnel [11/02/2011]

    Four runners in one day and a Golden Button [20/01/2011]

    ‘Twas the season to be jolly — and muck out [06/01/2011]

    A bitter lesson learnt the hard way [22/12/2010]

    Feisty fillies and shooting in the snow [14/12/2010]

    New horses and old friends [08/12/2010]

    Tattersalls or the Antarctic? [01/12/2010]

    A new way of saving time [25/11/2010]

    Bumpers are just that [16/11/2010]

    Balancing the books = grey hairs [09/11/2010]

    Rabbit food and Swedes [03/11/2010]

    A sad goodbye to Littlemisssunshine [26/10/2010]

    Surviving in a cutthroat industry [19/10/2010]

    Selling oneself at the sales [12/10/2010]

    Painful bills and a sprinting surprise [05/10/2010]

    A winner and a close second [28/09/2010]

    The name’s Bond… [21/09/2010]

    Remembering I’m not Superman [15/09/2010]

    Who needs sleep? [07/09/2010]

    Robin Hood and riding to the races [31/08/2010]

    Three runners in one day [24/08/2010]

    Meet Britain’s youngest racehorse trainer [17/08/2010]

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