It was always going to be a career in racing for George. The love of a horse runs in the blood – as does an affinity with Newmarket, the globally recognised home of horseracing.
GEORGE SCOTT is a Newmarket-based racehorse trainer at Eve Lodge Stables where he and his team
have created an ever-evolving success story.
Winners have flowed on home soil, while there have also been notable overseas victories. As a
result, George has steadily climbed the ladder in his profession – and is hungry to rise higher.
He has shown a sure touch with stars such as James Garfield. Likewise, he has maximised the talents
of stable stalwarts like Captain Kane, the joint winning-most Flat horse of 2022, who posted seven
wins in a season.
In recent times, George has enjoyed considerable success with his two-year-old teams, delivering
impressive results. Speedster Rocket Rodney shone in 2022, while in 2023 both Seven Questions and
Granny Budgie each posted three wins and counting before the end of August. Fellow juveniles
Watch My Tracer and Piz Nair have also showcased the skills of Scott and his dedicated workforce.
It’s meant that winner-wise, George continues to trend in the right direction. In 2022, he registered
a ‘PB’ of 37 – a tally that looks likely to be broken time and again in the seasons ahead.
The foundation stones for the Scott string’s success are relatively easy to identify. He spent his
formative years spent working in some of the best stables in the business, surrounded by excellent
horsemen and industry expertise.
From ‘pupil assistant’ at Paul Nicholls, Mark Tomkins and Michael Bell to assistant trainer to Lady
Cecil at Warren Place, George learnt the skills that allowed him to start up in his own name at the
end of 2015.
George’s hands-on, enthusiastic and personable style have all helped his business grow. But the
trainer himself is the first to tell you that this is a sport on which you are judged first and foremost
by results. Which is why, it’s been so pleasing for him and his staff to monitor that upward curve of
George Scott Racing.
Now for the next chapter…