Arlington Million

Sir Michael R. Stoute

Sir Michael R. Stoute was born Oct. 22, 1945 in  Barbados.  He resides  in Newmarket, England at Freemason Lodge Stables where he trains.

He is the son of the former Chief of Police of Barbados. Stoute was knighted in 1998 for his services to tourism in Barbados.  Once a racing commentator for Radio Barbados, Stoute came to England at age 19 to become a pupil-assistant for trainer Pat Rohan, with subsequent spells with trainers Doug Smith and Tom Jones in the same role.

Began training in his own right in 1972 and saddled his first winner with Sandal (owned by his father) at Newmarket on April 28, 1972. He has been champion English trainer on ten occasions, the first in 1981 then 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009. 

Stoute has won the Epsom Derby five times, with Shergar (1981), Shahrastani (1986), Kris Kin (2003), North Light (2004) and Workforce (2010) … Other leading horses he has trained look like a virtual Who’s Who in European racing, including Shadeed, Marwell, Ajdal, Golan, Among Men, Zilzal, Sonic Lady, Kartajana, Pilsudski, Singspiel, Islington and Russian Rhythm … Pilsudski and Singspiel finished one-two in the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Turf, and both went on to win the Japan Cup (Pilsudski in 1997 and Singspiel in 1996) ... Kalanisi brought him his second Breeders’ Cup victory when winning the Turf in 2000, Islington won the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf and Conduit won the Breeders' Cup Turf in both 2008 and 2009. 

Stoute became the first trainer to accumulate £2 million in domestic earnings in 1986. Group 1 triumphs from Notnowcato and Peeress allowed him to win the British trainers' championship in 2006 with 107 wins from 487 runners and just over £3 million (about $5.2 million) in prize money.

 In the 2009 G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth at Ascot in July he saddled the first three finishers – Conduit, Tartan Bearer and Ask.