WILLIAM HAGGAS

Somerville Lodge, Fordham Road, Newmarket CB8 7AA

Phone: 01638 667013 (Mobile: 0860 282281) Fax: 01638 660534

William is the son-in-law of Lester Piggott, and he achieved Epsom glory himself when Shaamit won the Vodaphone Derby for him in 1996.

Cricket-loving William, who spent four years with John Winter and two with Sir Mark Prescott before taking out his own licence 10 years before his crowning triumph, has also won the Lincoln, the Victoria Cup, Royal Hunt Cup, Laurent Perrier Champagne Stakes, the National Stakes and the Greenham among other top races.

After Shaamit, 39-year-old William would rate Yeast, High Low, Missile, Bog Trotter and Tricky Note as among the best horses he has trained.

Despite his marvellous Epsom moment, York and Yarmouth remain his favourite racecourses.