FRESH from incredible success as the first foreign-born female trainer in history to win the iconic Grand Steeple Chase de Paris, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Louisa Carberry will be winding it down for the festive season, but far from it. Le Prix La Haye Jousselin is now in her sights for November 29th and the thrilling Doctor Dino son, Docteur De Ballon, certainly looks fit for purpose.

Louisa’s route to racing wasn’t direct, she achieved success at CCI4* level eventing before fulfilling her long-held ambition of holding a public trainer’s licence in France. Her first runner was in 2014 and since then she has gone on to grow Carberry Racing from an eight-stable endeavour to the fantastic facility it is today. Carberry Racing is in North West France and has 50 boxes set in 40 acres of paddocks with six 10-furlong gallops plus a steeplechase and hurdle circuit, usefully surrounded by over 50 racecourses within an hour of them.