Scott Dixon - Trainer
Scott has been around horses all his life and enjoyed success at the highest level in other equine pursuits as a youngster. An impressive pedigree underpins a burning desire to be the best, the ability to train winners was always a formality.
Scott gained his licence at the end of December 2011, aged 30, after cutting his teeth working in the family stud farm and then working his way up through the ranks to become assistant trainer to Jeremy Glover and the late David Nicholls.
"I learned such a lot from working with excellent trainers... the experience I gained was invaluable."
Scott relocated to Southwell Racecourse in 2019 and began to attract owners and breeders, who were all keen to use the fabulous skills and facilities available to them. Scott is always receptive to new owners, With Scott Dixon Racing's new expansion to Wolverhampton Racecourse, Scotts aim is to continue building up the business. We hope to attract more owners, syndicated and groups and we now have even more room for new horses.
'We are always looking towards improving season upon season and I am confident that with our fantastic team of staff, great stable of horses and dedicated owners we can improve year upon year.'
'From a very early age I have been around horses and ponies and spent the majority of my childhood on horseback, whether that be in the show ring, hunting or riding in the fields bareback. I always knew I wanted to do something in the equine industry. In my teens I dreamed of becoming a professional jockey. That in hindsight would be pretty wishful thinking for anyone who has seen my 6.4 father would confirm. With that dream no longer a possibility I set myself out to become a racehorse trainer whether it took 10 years or 50 years.
I was always taken by the glamorous 'sport of kings' and was lucky to be around some great trainers. I worked with trainers such as Mark Polglase, Jeremy Glover, and David Nicholls. The knowledge I garnered in that time has and will continue to stand me in good stead. We have always had first class facilities at Haygarth House and when the opportunity arose to take over the training facilities at Southwell Racecourse I naturally jumped at the chance.
Throughout my training career myself and my team have had great success at some of the finest tracks around the country including Ascot and Epsom where we had the highest strike rate in the country. We have had group placing and gained black type with multiple fillies. We are proven to improve older handicappers and love the challenges of unlocking the potential of new horses.'