Profile for Derek Shaw
Derek Shaw was a top jumps jockey into the nineties, partnering many of the leading National Hunt horses to victory. He then took on various roles with other trainers before starting training in his own right.
Derek was a salaried trainer for 'Danethorpe Racing' and planned, built and ran a very successful operation for them for many years. He became the top All-Weather trainer and garnered notoriety for dominating the races at Southwell and Wolverhampton for many seasons.
He relocated to Sproxton in Leicestershire in 2012 and has trained hundreds of winners from his new base which boasts an excellent range of private facilities. He continues to send out a huge number of winners, both on the All-Weather and on the turf.
Derek Shaw's Sproxton yard is a private area of over 200 acres and includes stabling for up to seventy horses. He has his own set of All-Weather gallops and turf gallops, a huge area of paddocks and all the facilities you would expect from a leading flat trainer.
As well as lunging pens, walkers and menage's Derek has three separate barns for his horses, enabling him to ensure new horses to the yard can be placed in stables to ensure they are not carrying any viruses before they join the main yard. He and his wife Lyndsey live on the yard, along with their two children.
Two stable visits organised per year. They tend to be in Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September to November). Ad-hoc drop-in days may also be run during the summer months.