David Wachman

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. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2015/201673120€25,550€8,375€33,925
Winter All Weather 2014/201540000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2013/2014114222€31,150€6,125€37,275
Winter All Weather 2012/2013101111€8,750€11,625€20,375
Winter All Weather 2011/2012184413€32,200€10,660€42,860
National Hunt 2015/201610100€0€1,700€1,700
National Hunt 2014/201521100€8,400€4,000€12,400
National Hunt 2013/201460022€0€3,020€3,020
National Hunt 2012/201351030€9,100€5,390€14,490
National Hunt 2011/201221000€5,250€0€5,250
National Hunt 2008/200910000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2006/200771211€12,250€4,880€17,130
National Hunt 2005/2006547936€73,750€35,475€109,225
National Hunt 2004/2005761410105€189,060€57,385€246,445
National Hunt 2003/200487181476€188,600€48,895€237,495
National Hunt 2002/20039712869€102,930€61,545€164,475
National Hunt 2001/2002108149122€121,602€31,603€153,205
National Hunt 2000/200110288711€83,111€22,659€105,769
Flat 20161189111713€90,938€134,360€225,298
Flat 201525634323435€816,790€296,410€1,113,200
Flat 201425728333726€273,175€187,245€460,420
Flat 201328637503732€541,900€542,443€1,084,343
Flat 201226139353321€741,990€304,193€1,046,183
Flat 201125729352824€401,970€240,580€642,550
Flat 201033941384429€518,070€302,481€820,551
Flat 200924524212922€486,910€205,269€692,179
Flat 200830342422824€971,850€394,925€1,366,775
Flat 200731638343231€738,985€488,313€1,227,298
Flat 200622931282525€515,330€235,225€750,555
Flat 200517323222817€491,430€254,307€745,737
Flat 200415919161416€465,080€227,030€692,110
Flat 200316925131213€328,110€95,900€424,010
Flat 200210348128€39,550€47,535€87,085
Flat 20018235106€29,331€45,628€74,959
Flat 2000755251€78,660€8,983€87,644
Flat 1999584596€28,353€32,819€61,172
Flat 1998304230€24,442€5,409€29,852

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 28/10/16 Flirt W.M. Lordan F 1m 13 9-0 88 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cooley (F) Stks (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 23/10/16 White Satin Dancer (GER) W.M. Lordan Mdn 1m 1 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €10,313
Leopardstown 23/10/16 Lady Clinch G.F. Carroll Mdn 1m 19 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 21/10/16 Tessonna W.M. Lordan Mdn 1m 12 9-0 www.dundalkstadium.com M'dn
Naas 16/10/16 Flirt R.P. Cleary F 1m 10 9-0 88 Clodovil EBF Garnet Stakes (Listed) Listed
Navan 05/10/16 In Her Stride W.M. Lordan Hcp 1m 2f 9 9-4 75 Meath H'cap
Curragh 25/09/16 Fit For The Job W.M. Lordan Hcp 1m 9 9-4 83 Dublin Coach H'cap
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Lady Clinch W.M. Lordan Mdn 1m 7 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran-Park 18/09/16 Rekindling (GB) W.M. Lordan Mdn 1m 1 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn €9,688
Listowel 14/09/16 Hidden Oasis W.M. Lordan Hcp 1m 1f 3 9-13 79 Seamus Mulvaney H'cap €1,400
Listowel 14/09/16 Flirt R.P. Cleary F 1m 1f 8 8-12 88 Edmund & Josie Whelan Mem. Listowel Stks (Listed) Listed
Curragh 11/09/16 Boherbuoy W.M. Lordan Hcp 1m 2f 10 9-0 89 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap
Leopardstown 10/09/16 Dilmun (USA) W.M. Lordan Mdn 7f 7 9-0 Ballylinch Stud EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 10/09/16 Rain Goddess D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 1 9-0 Ballylinch Stud EBF (Fillies) M'dn €18,750
Gowran-Park 31/08/16 Canberra Cliffs P.J. Smullen Hcp 7f 7 9-3 69 Gowran Park Golf Club Nursery H'cap
Curragh 28/08/16 Pocketfullofdreams (FR) W.M. Lordan F 1m 5 9-0 Flame Of Tara EBF Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €2,400
Curragh 28/08/16 Fit For The Job W.M. Lordan Hcp 1m 20 8-10 86 Tote Irish Cambridgeshire
Navan 27/08/16 Alphabet (GB) W.M. Lordan Mdn 5f 182yds 9 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Bellewstown 24/08/16 Whatelseaboutyou W.M. Lordan Mdn 7f 190yds 6 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn
Curragh 20/08/16 Lady Clinch W.M. Lordan Mdn 1m 7 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

*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).