In less than ten years, Marco Botti has quickly established himself as one of Britain’s leading trainers with a reputation for fielding high-class challengers in the world’s biggest races led to Marco being voted international trainer of the year at the 2012 HWPA Derby Awards. He also boasts an admirable strike -rate with his runners at home, where he has been champion all weather trainer.
International Group and Grade 1 victories with Euro Charline, Excelebration, Tac De Boistron, Joshua Tree and Gitano Hernando have been backed up by a strong supporting cast which includes G2 Mill Reef Stakes winner Moohaajim, Group 2 stakes winner Al Thakhira, American St Leger 2012 and G2 Dubai City of Gold winner Jakkalberry, American St Leger 2013 winner Dandino plus the consistent Group performer Planteur, who was third in the 2013 and 2012 Dubai World Cup. Excelebration also gave Marco his first Classic victory when winning the German 2,000 Guineas in 2011.
Marco was bred to succeed in racing. His father Alduino has been champion trainer in Italy for more than 30 years, while Marco’s brother Stefano is also a leading trainer in Italy. In addition to learning at home with his family, Marco also spent time working for leading trainers Luca Cumani, Ed Dunlop and Saeed Bin Suroor before embarking on his own training career.
Marco’s wife Lucie is a former jockey and a key member of the team, who accompanies many of the stables international runners on thier travels. In early 2013, Marco and Lucie, along with their children Matteo & Valentina, moved into their brand new custom-built stable, Prestige Place, in order to accommodate their burgeoning string of racehorses.
Marco and Lucie would be delighted to welcome potential owners to visit their exciting new yard in the heart of Newmarket, the historic headquarters of horseracing.