Retired from training in November 1999. Having been Champion Trainer twice (winning prize money 1974 and 1975) and twice leading trainer in Ireland. Champion trainer three times (winning and place money) 1969, 1975 and 1976). Won most races in a season six times and trained nearly 2,000 winners in the United Kingdom, USA, France, Ireland, Italy and Germany from 1960 to 1999.
Since his retirement he has been appointed an Honorary Member of the Jockey Club, and has been awarded the Cartier Award of Merit in December 1999 and the George Ennor Special Award at the Derby Awards.
He is a Freeman of the City of London and has been appointed honorary Life President of The British Racing School and Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers. He is also President of the Vine and Craven Foxhounds, on the Council of the Animal Health Trust and a Trustee of The Horseracing Museum, Newmarket.
He was appointed an MBE in January 2012.
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