About Our Business
When David returned home from Dubai in 2005, his training operation consisted of 14 stables and six cheaply-bought horses, but he very much made the best of what he had. Despite the global recession hitting the racing industry hard when Marnane’s training career was still in its infancy, he continued to grow his business year-on-year, quickly earning an international reputation for his potent strike rate in highly-competitive and prestigious races in Ireland, Great Britain and Dubai.
From just 40 runners in Great Britain in the first six years of his training career, David secured wins in the Portland at Doncaster (twice), the Victoria Cup at Ascot and the Wokingham at Royal Ascot (the first Irish-trained winner of that race in 27 years), not to mention an unlucky second in the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
As well as that, the experience that Marnane gained of the unique and highly-competitive racing environment in Dubai during his time there has very much stood to him as he has returned there to saddle the winners of valuable races at the Dubai Carnival in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, establishing himself as one of the leading international trainers at the meeting despite never taking more than 4 horses to an individual Carnival.
It isn’t just on the international stage that David shines, as domestically, he is a regular visitor to the winner’s enclosure in valuable races at Group 1 tracks such as the Curragh and Leopardstown, as well as on the days that matter most to many Irish owners, the big summer festivals such as Killarney, Galway and Listowel.
With 10 years of training experience now under his belt, David has proven himself in all the areas that matter to a trainer.
- Selecting future stakes performers at both the yearling and breeze-up sales.
- Targeting and delivering big-race wins at high-profile meetings.
- Mastering the art of travelling horses internationally.
- Maintaining his horse’s progression and enthusiasm season after season.
- Delivering a personalised and enjoyable ownership experience to all of his clients.
- Catering to owners from all around the world including Australia, Russia, France, Dubai, Great Britain and Saudi Arabia.
David is always looking to expand and improve his winning team and he would love to hear from you, show you around his yard and discuss what he can do for you to help you achieve your ambitions. We all know that success is never guaranteed in racing, but one thing that we can guarantee is that all owners receive the highest quality of service and communication from David and his team. We want you to enjoy racehorse ownership as much as possible and we do everything we can to entertain and inform our clients to the highest standard.