Newmarket trainer David Lanigan relocating to USA
David Lanigan has announced that he will be closing his training operation in Newmarket and relocating to Lexington, USA.
On completing a degree in Agriculture and Land Management at Cirencester, Lanigan spent five years working for Johnny T L Jones at Walmac Farm in Kentucky before returning to Sir Henry Cecil to be his assistant for five years.
In 2007 he took out a licence in his own name, and he has gone on to train more than 200 winners.
Lanigan, who is based at Rathmoy Stables on Hamilton Road, said: "Racing has been very good me and my family and we have enjoyed many successes.We have been very fortunate to train for some wonderful owners including my parents Bob & Deirdre Lanigan, Mr & Mrs John Magnier, The Niarchos Family, Saif Ali, H.H.Sheik Mohammed's Rabbah Bloodstock, and Bjorn Nielson to name but a few.
"Moving back to Kentucky has been something that we have been thinking about for a while and the timing is right for us now to make the move.
"I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported us as they have been central to the success that we have enjoyed. I genuinely hope that I will be able to work with each of them again.
"In this industry you have plenty of ups and downs and without the owners, the horses and our employees, none of our success would have been possible.
"To that end, I would like to thank my staff for their loyalty, dedication and commitment, some who have been with me for over 12 years. We have managed to find new employment for most of them and I wish them all the very best in the future."