Charlie Hills is a promising trainer
The early returns of Charlie Hills are encouraging. He has produced several useful three-year-olds, including just-beaten winner Just The Judge, who won the Irish 1,000 Guineas. His team also includes Breeders’ Cup winner Chriselliam and European Champion sprinter Muhaarar, who became the first three-year-old to win four Group 1 races in a single season. The trainer also boasts a squadron of nice prospects for the upcoming season. While his domestic earnings are still short of one million pounds, Charlie Hills’ piggy bank is showing profits.
Hills comes from a family of horses – his father, Barry, was a Classic-winning trainer. Charlie has been working in the industry since he was a teenager. After graduating from school, he spent two years in Australia as an assistant trainer for James Fanshawe. Upon returning to the UK, Charlie Hills started his own training business at Faringdon Place Stables in Lambourn, Berkshire.
In August 2008, Hills saddled Blaise Chorus in a maiden fillies stakes race at Kempton and soon established himself as one of the country’s most promising young trainers. In May 2013, he won the Irish 1,000 Guineas with Just The Judge, and saddled Chriselliam to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita.
Pogo, a stable stalwart, is a serious contender in the Group Three’s feature race at July Course. Pogo has been campaigned overseas over the winter, and won the Betfred John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock Park in December.
He has won two Irish Classics
Charlie Hills, the son of legendary trainer Barry Hills, has been in horse racing for over 40 years. He’s trained a number of Group and Classic winners, including Just The Judge in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Chriselliam at Santa Anita. His stable is located just outside the town of Lambourn, and he trains more than 150 horses.
Charlie Hills’ first Group One win came in the Irish 1,000 Guineas with Just The Judge. The second was with Phoenix Of Spain, who he trained. Both winners were runner-ups last year, but Phoenix Of Spain beat Magna Grecia in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas. Charlie Hills also has a squadron of nice prospects for next year. He’s just shy of the million-dollar mark for the year in domestic earnings.
Charlie Hills is a keen painter. He has a hobby of oil paintings and often paints by numbers. At first, he’ll follow the instructions, but he’ll often choose his own colours once he’s had a glass of red. He has been at Faringdon Place for 18 years, but has spent the last ten in the hot seat. He believes that every day is a learning experience.
Mercer, on the other hand, rode numerous outside horses, including Mercer’s own Festoon. Mercer also rode two horses trained by Harry Wragg: Nagami and Fidalgo.
He trains champion sprinter Battaash
Charlie Hills is interested in bringing champion sprinter Battaash to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Battaash has been in top form this season, winning all three of his starts this season. He is widely considered the favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on Nov. 2. However, Hills admits that there have been challenges along the way.
Battaash has had only three runs this year, but the seven-year-old is in fantastic condition. His trainer Trevor Hills is very happy with the way he has been training Battaash. The horse is clearly proud of his training and is full of enthusiasm. Charlie Hills’ kids even bring their school friends to pamper him.
Charlie Hills’ stable has had a tough summer, but this year it has shown signs of improving. His seven winners at Glorious Goodwood include Battaash, Always A Drama, Cotai Glory and Que Amoro. The first two were in Group 2 races, and the last two were in the UK.
Charlie Hills is the son of Barry Hills, a former jockey and trainer who retired in 2011. His father, Barry, trained more than 3,000 winners. Charlie Hills’ stables includes champion sprinter Muhaarar, who became the first three-year-old to win four Group 1 races in one season. Battaash is currently rated joint-top in Timeform.
He paints by numbers
Charles Hills was born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1886. The artist sold his works in his native city. Many of the works he created were highly regarded. He also has a website where he sells his artwork. He believes that one can learn something new every day. In the early years of his painting career, Hills followed the instructions carefully. But as time went on, he gradually began choosing his own colours.
He enjoys cooking
Charlie Hills enjoys cooking. He spends most evenings in the kitchen. He cooks everything from salads to French cuisine. He also makes an amazing orange drizzle cake. Hills has improved his cooking skills since he was recovering from a coronavirus he caught at the Cheltenham Festival. He used to spice up his curries too much.