2016 Trainers Challenge - Cartmel Racecourse

2016 Trainers Challenge

James Moffatt clinches title with day to spare


Local trainer James Moffatt won this season’s Cartmel Trainers Challenge, retaining the Andrea Robinson Memorial Trophy he won last season and he did it with a day to spare.

A third successive win in the Totepool Cartmel Cup for the yard through Captain Brown, was supplemented by Fantasy King finishing second in the same race, while Golden Town racked up a third place in the opening E-Catering Novices Hurdle to give him the points he needed before a race was run on August Bank Holiday Monday. 

Moffatt eventually finished the competition a massive 14 points ahead of his nearest challenger Donald McCain, who rounded off his Cartmel campaign with winners on the last two days through Cowslip and Perfect Poison and no doubt the four-time winner will be back.

Irish trainer Gordon Elliott is a great supporter of racing at Cartmel and he also racked up a last day winner with John Monash, but it was never going to be enough to improve his third place in the table.

Martin Todhunter’s excellent season at Cartmel saw him take fourth place overall, just ahead of Lucinda Russell and Dianne Sayer.


Trainer Pts
James Moffatt 44
Donald McCain 30
Gordon Elliott 25
Martin Todhunter 15
Lucinda Russell 13
Dianne Sayer 11
Pauline Robson 9
Peter Bowen 8
Stuart Coltherd 8
John Joseph Hanlon 8
Neil Mulholland 8
Michael Chapman 7
Mickey Hammond 7
Malcolm Jefferson 7
Neil King 7
David Pipe 7
Kenneth Slack 6
Julia Brooke 5
Tim Easterby 5
William Kinsey 5
John Wade 5
Alistair Whillans 5
Dai Burchell 4
Jennie Candlish 4
James Ewart 4
Joanne Foster 4
Harriet Graham 4
Warren Greatrex 4
Noel C Kelly 4
Jonjo O'Neill 4
John Quinn 4
Nigel Twiston Davies 4
Maurice Barnes 3
Andrew Crook 3
Sheila Crow 3
Keith Dalgleish 3
Rose Dobbin 3
Sam Drake 3
Ann Duffield 3
Alexandra Dunn 3
Lucinda Egerton 3
Gary Hanmer 3
Alan Hill 3
Philip Hobbs 3
Sophie Leech 3
Charlie Longsdon 3
Graeme McPherson 3
Dr Richard Newland 3
Nicky Richards 3
Michael Scudamore 3
Mike Sowersby 3
Stuart Crawford 2
Tristan Davidson 2
R C Garton 2
Chris Grant 2
Ann Hamilton 2
Ben Haslam 2
Jo Hughes 2
Katy Price 2
Keith Reveley 2
Gary Rutherford 2
Jamie Snowden 2
Jane Walton 2
Adrian Wintle 2
Kim Bailey 1
Jacqueline Coward 1
Patrick Holmes 1
Mrs Karen Lynn 1
Mrs Caroline McCaldin 1
Mark McNiff 1
Maria Myco 1
David Thompson 1
Evan Williams 1


2011 - Donald McCain

2012 - Donald McCain

2013 - Donald McCain

2014 - Donald McCain

2015 - James Moffatt

2016 - James Moffatt