If any proof was needed that James Tate is one of our fast emerging Flat trainers it was given in spades in 2019 when the Newmarket trainer notched up 72 winner and picked up £926,098 of prize money on the home front.
The standard bearer was Invincible Army who took the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes and the Listed Cammidge Trophy but Under The Star certainly made her presence felt with victory in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot and landed a huge pot in a Sales race at Newmarket afterwards.
Hey Gaman gave the Jamesfield Place trainer further Group success in the Prix du Palais-Royal at Longchamp and Sameem was another to earn his corn at a higher level when taking the Listed Glasgow Stakes at Hamilton in July.
James said: “Last year was a career best in every way- prize money, winners and Group races. The thing about a good season is that you have to do better the next year and we have been assembling the squad and working hard on them through the Winter. Hopefully, through this Summer they will pay us back dividends.”
With the turf season almost upon us, James spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about several of those he hopes can make names for themselves in through 2020.