Harry has lived and breathed horseracing from a very young age, growing up at Park Lodge Stables in Newmarket watching his father, James Eustace, train winners at the highest level. James took his trainer’s licence in 1989, tasting success at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, Longchamp, Baden-Baden and Meydan. He enjoyed a most successful career before announcing his retirement and handing over the reins to Harry in 2021.
Harry soon discovered his own passion for horseracing and would help out at the family stables in between school and during the holidays whilst at university. After his studies he had spells as Assistant trainer to Lee Freedman and Peter Snowden in Australia before returning home to Newmarket where he worked with Chris Wall at Induna Stables, before taking up a position with Jeremy Noseda.
To further his knowledge, Harry spent three years working for Christophe Clement in New York before returning to Newmarket once again and becoming Assistant Trainer to William Haggas in 2016.
In 2021, following on from his father’s 30 years as a trainer, Harry took over the reins at Park Lodge Stables. Using his own unique experience and the benefit of his family’s expertise, Harry kicked off his first season making an almost instant impact when saddling ten winners in his first four months and has continued to progress in his second season, where he dramatically increased the strike rate of the yard and trained 24 winners in 2022.
Harry’s passion and youthful exuberance for the sport shines brightly through, and in 2023 not only did he, once again, increase his number of winners but added yet another Royal Ascot success to his honours when Docklands landed the Brittania handicap while his workmate, our very own Mustazeed won his first two starts for Harry including the feature £39,000 handicap at Newbury’s Lockinge meeting. Now well ensconced in the prestigious ex Godolphin base at Highfields Stables on the Bury Road, locally known as Millionaires Row, 2024 promises to be yet another exciting year for both him, the yard and, indeed for Newmarket Racing Club!
Newmarket Racing Club horses trained by Harry…