EVE JOHNSON HOUGHTON , has a fantastic record for HP Racing. She worked as Henry Ponsonby’s right-hand at Shefford Bloodstock in the early 1990’s before becoming Assistant Trainer to the late John Hills and then her father, Fulke. She is very much a part of the Johnson Houghton family dynasty. Her grandmother, Helen, who became a centenarian, was the first lady historically to hold a trainer’s licence and to be made a member of the Jockey Club. Eve’s father, Fulke, trained many top class horses, notably Ribocco, Ribero, Double Form, Habitat and Ile De Bourbon to mention just a few.
Eve’s set up is very much a family business with Fulke and mother Gaie keeping a steady eye on the tiller. Henry’s greatest experience with Eve was to be part of the syndicate she ran under her father’s auspices in Tout Seul, who was placed in two 2000 Thousand Guineas, but as a 2 year old won 5 races including the Dewhurst.
Eve has done extremely well in improving horses , one sent from Lady Cecil, Running Dear, went from a Timeform rating of 79 to 90, whilst Scarlet Dragon, started off on a mark of 79 and reached a level of 98.
HP Racing Horses In Training 2023
- 4yo Gelding –King of the Dance
- 3yo Gelding – Boy Browning
- 5yo Gelding – The Princes Poet
- 6yo Gelding – Noble Masquerade
- 2yo Gelding – Due To Henry
- 2yo Filly – Gold Minx
Eve has done very well with Havana Gold‘s progeny (sire of Gold Minx) , including with Streets of Gold who last year ran up an unbeaten 5 timer as a two year. Hopefully Gold Minx can continue the success. Due to Henry is named in memory of Henry Ponsonby and therefore anything he does on the track will be very emotional.