William Haggas

Welcome to our profile of Trainer William Haggas.

A British trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses, William Haggas has stables at Somerville Lodge in Newmarket, Suffolk. He is Lester Piggott’s son-in-law, a multiple-champion jockey.

He was added to the list of Royal trainers at the beginning of 2013. When Purple Spectrum won a rookie race at Windsor on May 12, 2014, he had trained his first winner for the Queen (Elizabeth II).

He has also trained champion horses like Chorist, Aqlaam, and King’s Apostle. Additionally, he has produced champions in the Topkapi Trophy, German 2,000 Guineas, and Hong Kong Derby.

Find out more about William Haggas in our guide:


William Haggas Runners Today

Here are all the William Haggas horses running today and future entries.

13:50 22nd Sep 23Newbury6fC4Rebaatt (IRE)Tom Marquand
14:50 22nd Sep 23Ayr5f 110yC1Pink Crystal (IRE)Jason Hart
15:35 22nd Sep 23Saint-Cloud7f 209yOrchid BloomM Guyon
16:10 22nd Sep 23Newbury7fC1AldaaryJim Crowley
16:10 22nd Sep 23Newbury7fC1Al MubhirTom Marquand
16:45 22nd Sep 23Newbury1m 4fC4Market Value (IRE)Tom Marquand
13:30 23rd Sep 23Newbury5f 34yC1Sense Of DutyTom Marquand
13:50 23rd Sep 23Ayr1m 2fC1My Prospero (IRE)Cieren Fallon
14:05 23rd Sep 23Newbury1m 5f 61yC2Laafi (FR)Tom Marquand
14:15 23rd Sep 23Newmarket1mC3Five TownsHayley Turner
14:35 23rd Sep 23York1m 2f 56yC4Unlimited (IRE)Rossa Ryan
14:40 23rd Sep 23Newbury1m 2fC2Millebosc (FR)James Doyle
14:40 23rd Sep 23Newbury1m 2fC2Gaassee (IRE)Tom Marquand
14:50 23rd Sep 23Newmarket7fC4Alpha Capture (IRE)Jack Enright
15:35 23rd Sep 23Ayr6fC2MontassibCieren Fallon
15:50 23rd Sep 23Newbury7fC4National Interest (FR)Tom Marquand
16:25 23rd Sep 23Newbury7fC3Razeyna (IRE)Tom Marquand
16:35 23rd Sep 23Newmarket1m 2fC3Karat Karat (IRE)W Buick
15:25 24th Sep 23Hamilton Park1m 1f 35yC4Rose Bolt (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:25 24th Sep 23Hamilton Park1m 1f 35yC4ExposedTom Marquand
17:10 24th Sep 23Hamilton Park1m 3f 15yC5Coco RoyaleTom Marquand
16:25 25th Sep 23Leicester1m 2fC4Safety CatchTom Marquand
14:05 26th Sep 23Nottingham5f 8yC4Persian Blue (USA)Tom Marquand
14:25 26th Sep 23Lingfield Park5f 6yC4Rare JewelUnknown Jockey
15:15 26th Sep 23Nottingham6f 18yC2Je Ne Sais Quoi (IRE)Tom Marquand
15:50 26th Sep 23Nottingham6f 18yC2Pinafore (IRE)Tom Marquand
16:00 26th Sep 23Beverley5fC2Sense Of DutyUnknown Jockey
16:10 26th Sep 23Lingfield Park1m 1yC5Bluebottle BlueUnknown Jockey
16:45 26th Sep 23Lingfield Park1m 2fC5LohengrinUnknown Jockey
17:00 26th Sep 23Nottingham1m 6fC2Alhambra PalaceUnknown Jockey
14:30 27th Sep 23Goodwood1mC2Lattam (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:15 27th Sep 23Redcar7fC4Highland SpringUnknown Jockey
15:40 27th Sep 23Goodwood1m 1f 197yC1My Prospero (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 27th Sep 23Goodwood1m 1f 197yC1PersistUnknown Jockey
15:50 27th Sep 23Redcar7fC5DoomUnknown Jockey
16:25 27th Sep 23Redcar1m 2f 1yC4Star AhoyUnknown Jockey
16:50 27th Sep 23Goodwood1m 6fC3Royal MilaUnknown Jockey
18:30 27th Sep 23Kempton Park1m 2f 219yC5Coco RoyaleUnknown Jockey
19:00 27th Sep 23Kempton Park1m 2f 219yC3Pride Of PrioryUnknown Jockey
15:35 29th Sep 23Newmarket1mC1Maljoom (IRE)Unknown Jockey
13:50 30th Sep 23Newmarket1mC1Alentejo (IRE)Unknown Jockey
13:50 30th Sep 23Newmarket1mC1Highland SpringUnknown Jockey
13:50 30th Sep 23Newmarket1mC1Remaadd (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:25 30th Sep 23Newmarket6fC1Fariha (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:25 30th Sep 23Newmarket6fC1Relief Rally (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:00 30th Sep 23Newmarket6fC1Lake ForestUnknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2Kathab (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2ElnajmmUnknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2Lattam (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2Lord Bertie (FR)Unknown Jockey
15:40 30th Sep 23Newmarket1m 1fC2Millebosc (FR)Unknown Jockey
14:05 7th Oct 23Newmarket6fC2Relief Rally (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:05 7th Oct 23Newmarket6fC2Art HistorianUnknown Jockey
14:05 7th Oct 23Newmarket6fC2Rosie GoldUnknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Treasure TimeUnknown Jockey
15:35 7th Oct 23Ascot7fC2Al MubhirUnknown Jockey
15:00 13th Oct 23Newmarket7fC1Al MubhirUnknown Jockey
15:35 13th Oct 23Newmarket1m 4fC2Laafi (FR)Unknown Jockey
15:35 13th Oct 23Newmarket1m 4fC2Unlimited (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:00 21st Oct 23Ascot6fC1SacredUnknown Jockey
14:00 21st Oct 23Ascot6fC1Tiber Flow (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:00 21st Oct 23Ascot6fC1Sense Of DutyUnknown Jockey
14:40 21st Oct 23Ascot1m 3f 211yC1Sea Theme (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:40 21st Oct 23Ascot1m 3f 211yC1Sea Silk Road (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:20 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC1Al MubhirUnknown Jockey
15:20 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC1AldaaryUnknown Jockey
15:20 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC1Maljoom (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:00 21st Oct 23Ascot1m 1f 212yC1Dubai Honour (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:00 21st Oct 23Ascot1m 1f 212yC1My Prospero (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:25 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC2Lattam (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:25 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC2Millebosc (FR)Unknown Jockey
16:25 21st Oct 23Ascot1mC2Al MubhirUnknown Jockey

William Haggas Recent Form

PeriodRuns1st2nd3rdWin%£ level stake
Season (Combined )497110766522.13-54.22

Key Stats

Name – William Haggas

Date of Birth – 23 August 1960

Birthplace – Skipton, North Yorkshire

Racing Yard – Somerville Lodge, Newmarket

Big Wins: Epsom Derby, Epsom Oaks, British Champions Fillies and Mares, Coral-Eclipse, Champion Stakes, Cheveley Park Stakes, Racing Post Trophy, Yorkshire Oaks, Prix de la Foret, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Irish Oaks, Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ranvet Stakes and many more top international races.

Trainer Profile of William Haggas

Haggas is the son-in-law of legendary rider Lester Piggott.

A fine cricketer in his youth, he originally began working in his father’s textile factory but lasted only three months before relocating to Newmarket.

He gained valuable experience working for trainers John Winter and Sir Mark Prescott before setting up on his own and saddling his first winner in 1987.

In 2013 he received Royal approval and was sent horses by Her Majesty The Queen.

He is never afraid to send his horses abroad and has enjoyed remarkable success in Australia with stable star Addeybb.

William Haggas – Key Trainer Stats

Despite training Derby winner Shaamit back in 1996, it is been a slow but steady rise to the top for William Haggas.

He trained only 12 winners in 1997 and did not break 50 winners in a season until 2005.

He has built on those solid foundations, posting a career-best 158 winners in 2017 and topping a century in each of the last nine seasons.

Always a very astute judge of a handicap, Haggas regularly tops a 20% strike rate, peaking at an impressive 27% in 2017.

William Haggas’ Big Race Wins

Shaamit (1996 Derby) and Dancing Rain (2011 Oaks) are the obvious standout victories for Haggas but he has trained many other good winners along the way.

Rosdhu Queen won the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes in 2012 with Mukhadram taking the Eclipse at Sandown in 2014.

Sea Of Class is certainly among the best horses he has trained, the winner of the 2018 Irish Oaks and an impressive winner of the Yorkshire Oaks. She will be best remembered for her unlucky second to Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe from an outside draw.

Addeybb has been the flagbearer for the stable in recent seasons, his victories including the Lincoln Handicap, the Champion Stakes and three Grade 1’s in Australia; twice taking the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and a victory in the Ranvet Stakes.

William Haggas’ – Most Famous Victories

Shaamit went straight to Epsom as a three-year-old where he defeated the favourite Dushyantor and subsequent St Leger winner Shantou. He was beaten on all three subsequent starts but his Epsom victory established Haggas as a trainer who could compete with the best. He had to wait until 2011 for his second Classic success when Dancing Rain won the Oaks under an inspired ride from Johnny Murtagh. The filly later won the British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes at Ascot.

Addeybb has recorded many notable successes but his Champion Stakes win at Ascot in 2020 will always be treasured by Haggas. It was his first Group 1 in the UK, revelling in his favoured soft ground to beat Skaletti and favourite Magical.

Summary of Trainer William Haggas

William Haggas returns consistently good percentages and punters know they are certain to get a run for their money.

He is on course for another highly successful season and is one of our favourite trainers.

Other Leading Horse Racing Trainers

As the Co-Founder of British Racecourses, I love the chance to share my enjoyment of racing with others. As a family, we have always loved the racing and went to Haydock races as kids, as often as we could. We are now lucky enough to own some fantastic racehorses who we will follow around the tracks and we have had some great wins. As part of British Racecourses, I enjoy visiting and reviewing the racecourses that we visit, all of which I think have something to offer and are brilliant in their own ways.