Henry Daly

Henry has been training racehorses at Downton Hall stables since 1998. Henry is a horseman through and through; he had decided as a child that horses and racing were his future. After leaving school he went to work on stud farms in America for 2 years, followed by a stint in Newmarket on the bloodstock and sales side of the industry. Henry did his apprenticeship with Nick Gaselee and Paul Cole before working as assistant to Kim Bailey and then Capt Tim Forster. During this time he rode as an amateur mostly in point-to-points but with one notable winner at Cheltenham!


In 1994, Henry helped Tim Forster move his entire training operation from Letcombe Bassett to Downton Hall Stables which now boasts all the tools of the trade you would expect in any high class training establishment. Henry has trained over 530 winners,  which include 3 winners at the Cheltenham Festival, twice winning the Liverpool Hurdle, a Welsh National and winners of Grade 1 races at Ascot, Cheltenham, Liverpool, Aintree, Wetherby and Kempton.