A model of consistency since becoming a trainer,
Venetia has maintained her position as one of the top ten trainers in
the country, frequently reaching the top five.
She learnt her early
skills understudying some of the best trainers, not only in the UK but
across the world, in France, Australia and the USA. Additional
experience as an amateur jockey and riding in The Grand National has
resulted in a unique approach to the challenges of National Hunt
Starting from scratch
with six horses, within three years Venetia was training the favourite
for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the enigmatic grey, Teeton Mill, along with
the multiple Graded winner, the rages to riches filly, Lady Rebecca, a
four hundred pound purchase who, like her trainer, rapidly reached the
then Venetia's career has flourished. Never one to expose her horses to
the high risk of summer ground, each year Venetia can be seen with the
big Saturday winners during the core NH season.
Racing is a tough,
competitive industry and training racehorses is a challenging profession
which requires skill and dedication. Being a successful trainer is an
all consuming occupation and Venetia, well known for her commitment to
her horses, staff and owners, frequently works round the clock during
the season. Her commitment to sharing this dramatic journey with her
owners is paramount. To experience the great highs, along with some
inevitable lows, is to truly enjoy the thrill of the sport.
Throughout her career,
Venetia has won many significant races but none more so than in 2009
when Mon Mome triumphed in The Grand National. She became only the
second woman in history to achieve such an accolade.