David Thompson

David Thompson has been a successful trainer for the past ten years. Prior to taking out his own dual-purpose licence, he was a jockey, and then an assistant trainer to Denys Smith (trained Red Alligator to win the Grand National). He has over 25 years experience in the racing industry.

Based in the sleepy quaint village of Bolam, Co. Durham, David manages the day to day operations of his yard South View Racing stables. Given his vast experience of horses he regularly rides out and this enables David to get his own feelings for a horse alongside the views of his knowledgeable team. His team of staff have been working with him for many years and they are very loyal to him and are totally committed to providing the best possible level of care for horses in the yard. The horses are able to utilise amazing galloping facilities which allow horses to arrive at the racecourse in peak condition.

We have chosen to place our 2 year old filly with David because of his profile of winners at Newcastle over the past twelve months. David had four winners at Newcastle during 2018 winning over 22k in prize money for his owners.
At Newcastle David boasted a profit of £14.75 per £1 level stake during 2018 and this makes him a very sensible choice of trainer for us. Not just a Newcastle specialist, David had winners during 2018 at Redcar and Hamilton. David’s horses often win at very attractive odds. In 2018 David had the following winners on the flat;

•Highwayman won 10/1 and 28/1

•Someone Exciting won at 4/1

•Lukoutoldmakezebak won at 16/1 and 9/4

•Visitant won at 11/2.

David has started 2019 in the same vein with Glan Y Gors winning at Newcastle in January at the attractive odds of 16/1 . We are in absolutely no doubt that the winners will continue to flow this year and our intention is to see the NE1 Racing Club colours being cheered home at all of the northern tracks during 2019.

2020 Has been a year to forget for most trainers, and David is steadily building his stable nicely for a strong year in 2021 and perhaps his biggest year to date regarding horses finishing in the frame!