Mark Walford 

Dual purpose Racehorse Trainer based in Sheriff Hutton near York.

Welcome To

Mark Walford Racing

Mark Walford was brought up around racehorses - his father Tim has trained winners on the flat and over jumps for over 15 years at the yard on the family farm.

Mark's interest in racing began with a job riding out at Mick Easterby's during the school holidays. This led on to success as a point to point and amateur jockey alongside his full time job; he rode more than 80 winners while riding as an amateur jockey.

He started his training career as Pupil Assistant to Mick Channon before moving back to Yorkshire to work as John Quinn's Assistant Trainer for two years. Before making the move to work in the family business as Assistant in 2008, Mark spent a spell working in America with top US trainer Neil Drysdale.

Tim and his wife, Gill, began with just two or three point to pointers and have built the yard up to over 30 horses. It continues to be a family business with Tim now acting as Assistant while Gill also is an integral part of the team and Mark's wife Molly works in the office part time.

Having taken over the trainer's licence in February 2014, Mark is keen to continue the yard's success with horses under both codes. Mark aims to build upon his parents' hard work and achievements, he has ambitions to expand the yard in size and quality.

Our website aims to offer an insight into how our operation works; from meeting the team, to viewing the horses in training, seeing the facilities, and watching videos through our youtube channel.

HORSES in Training

View images and details of our horses in training



13th August 2018 My blog has been slightly (ok massively) neglected this year, the l...
13th November 2017 Last week saw two winners sent out from the yard. Rock Island Lin...
23rd August 2017 My blog has been somewhat neglected over the last few months so it'...
12th June 2017   The horses have been running well on the whole recently, and ...
2nd May 2017 Miss Conway made it 23 winners for us this jumps season, she lead from ...