How old is John Gosden?

Five-time champion trainer John Gosden was born in Hove, Sussex on March 30, 1951 so, at the time of writing, he has recently turned 70 years of age. Gosden has been based at Clarehaven Stables on Bury Road, Newmarket since returning to the ‘Home of Horse Racing’ from his previous base in Manton, Wiltshire in 2006.

Gosden is on the record as ‘not looking to retire any time soon’ but, since March, 2021, has held a joint training licence with his son, Thady. Thady Gosden, 25, had been assistant trainer to his father for five years and regularly represented the yard at racecourses around the world. According to Gosden Snr., he is ‘more than ready to take over’ and, with Gosden Jnr. supervising the training of Mishriff, winner of the Saudi Cup at Riyadh and the Sheema Classic at Meydan in recent months, few would care to argue.

The father-son partnership, described by John Gosden as a ‘fair compromise’, was successful with its very first runner, Regent, at Lingfield on March 26, 2021. Thady Gosden was not present to witness the landmark victory, though, because he was already on his way to the Dubai World Cup Meeting.