ED VAUGHAN is a successful racehorse trainer, based at Machell Place Stables in Newmarket. Born in County Cork, Vaughan is an experienced and intuitive horseman, who has trained since 2004. He says: “I want to continue improving the quality of my string each year and aim to regularly compete at the top level."
As well as having an excellent knowledge of the thoroughbred racehorse, Vaughan has some of the best gallops in the world at his disposal in Newmarket. He has trained on both sides of the town, switching back to the 'Bury Side' in 2011. Prior to that, he was based at Grange House Stables and previously he worked from a barn at Sir Henry Cecil’s Warren Place Stables.
A former assistant trainer to Alec Stewart at Clarehaven Stables, Vaughan took out a licence on a temporary basis in 2004 after his employer sadly passed away. As well as learning a lot from Stewart, Vaughan banked a wealth of experience in his formative years. After successfully graduating from the Irish National Stud course, he spent four years working in training facilities in America. Then came a move to Godolphin for whom he ran a pre-training barn in Ireland. That is where he broke in the legendary Dubai Millenium as a yearling. Two separate two-year spells followed as an assistant to both Charlie Mann and Noel Chance ahead of that switch to Stewart’s team.
Since training in his own right, Vaughan's more high-profile charges have included Dance And Dance, Kotsi and Audemar.