County Of Origin: Tipperary
Date of licence: 1996
First winner: Middle Moggs (Paul Roche) Clonmel, September 5th, 1996
Final winner: White Satin Dancer (Wayne Lordan) Leopardstown, October 23rd, 2016
Significant horses (selected): Curvy, Legatissimo, Sudirman, Duntle, Probably, Requinto, Again, Bushranger, Luas Line, Fracas, Damson, Tuco
Did you know:
David Wachman spent many years as one of the top Flat trainers in Ireland. In common with many trainers, Wachman gained his racing education by spending time with numerous trainers all around the world including Jessica Harrington, Michael Hourigan and Jim Bolger in Ireland, Bill Mitchell and Brian Mayfield Smith in Australia and Jenny Pitman in England. He was 25 when he took out his licence in 1996, training point-to-pointers and National Hunt horses in the early days. He sent out his first Flat winner in June of 1997 and went from strength to strength. At the turn of the century, he began to concentrate on the Flat with Maroochydore and Venturi big winners in 2003. The likes of Damson, Indesatchel, Luas Line and Fracas were notable winners with Again, Bushranger, Duntle, Sudirman and Curvy also bringing considerable success to Longfield Stud. Wachman won Group 1 races in five different countries.
On August 29th, 2016, David announced his intention to retire from training. He said, "After much deliberation I have decided to hand in my trainer’s licence at the end of this season. While not taken easily, the decision to retire will allow me to spend more time with my family as well as pursuing various other business interests. Over the last 20 years I have trained for many wonderful owners and I would like to extend my deepest gratitude and thanks to them as they have been absolutely central to the success that we have enjoyed here.
“The nature of training is such that you have plenty of ups and downs but I’ve been lucky enough to have many good days and train some top class horses during that time. Also a big thank you also goes to each and every one of my staff members for their unwavering loyalty, dedication and commitment and I wish them all the very best for future.” He had his final runners on Sunday, October 30th 2016 and his final winner, White Satin Dancer, at Leopardstown a week earlier.
Boylesports.com Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1) (Again - J.P. Murtagh - 2009)
Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Legatissimo - W.M. Lordan - 2015)
Independent W'ford Wedgwood Phoenix Stks (Group 1) (Damson - K. Fallon - 2004)
Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) (Again - J.A. Heffernan - 2008)
Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1) (Sudirman (USA) - W.M. Lordan - 2013)
Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap (Torcedor - W.M. Lordan - 2015)
Ballygallon Stud Debutante Stakes (Group 2) (Again - J.P. Murtagh - 2008)
Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes (Group 2) (Fracas - J.P. Spencer - 2005)
Topaz Mile H'cap (Hint Of A Tint - W.M. Lordan - 2015)
Woodies D.I.Y. Celebration Stakes (Listed) (Lisvale - W.M. Lordan - 2008)
Netjets Celebration Stakes (Listed) (Danehill Music - D.M. Grant - 2007)
Park Express EBF Stakes (Group 3) (Danehill Music - W.M. Lordan - 2006)
Tattersalls Ire. Super Auction Sale Stks (Three Sea Captains - W.M. Lordan - 2012)
Tote Irish Cambridgeshire (Hint Of A Tint - F.M. Berry - 2015)
Dubai Duty Free Railway Stakes (Group 2) (Sudirman (USA) - W.M. Lordan - 2013)
Boss Croker Centenary Give Thanks Stakes (Group 3) (Downtown - J.A. Heffernan - 2007)
Rock Of Gibraltar EBF Tetrarch Stakes (Group 3) (Indesatchel - J.P. Spencer - 2005)
Dubai Duty Free Railway Stakes (Group 2) (Probably - W.J. Lee - 2012)
Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes (Group 3) (Chrysanthemum - W.M. Lordan - 2012)
C.L. Weld Park Stakes (Group 3) (Chintz - J.A. Heffernan - 2008)
*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).
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