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Barry Hills
Barry Hills
Date of birth: 2 April 1937
Started training: 1969
Base: Lambourn
English Classic winners: 3 (1,000 Guineas, 2,000 Guineas, St Leger)
2002 wins: 90
2001 wins: 107
2000 wins: 72
Main jockey: Richard Hills, Michael Hills

Barry Hills has a background firmly rooted in the sport but has established a racing dynasty of his own.

The son of a racing stables head lad, Hills rode nine winners as an apprentice jockey but then gave up riding and eventually became head lad to Fred Rimell.

A shrewd punter, Hills won enough on the result of the 1968 Lincoln to set up as a trainer himself the following year.

His first major win came in the 1973 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with Rheingold, who had been beaten by a short head in the Derby the previous year.

Hills has won three Classics - the first in the 1,000 Guineas with Enstone Spark, the next the following year when Tap On Wood won the 2,000 Guineas. His most recent was Moonax, who won the 1994 St Leger.

Hills spent the first 17 years of his training career in Lambourn before moving to Manton in Wiltshire.

But he moved back to Lambourn in 1990 to a modern, purpose-built yard.

In a sense, things have gone full circle on the track, too. Hills won the 2003 Lincoln with Pablo, 35 years after his spectacular punt in the race.

Another landmark achieved early in the 2003 season was the saddling of his 2,500th winner.

Hills has five sons, all of whom are involved in racing - the most well-known are the twins Michael and Richard, who are both Classic-winning jockeys.


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