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Mark Prescott

Sir Mark Prescott Bt is a race horse trainer with over 1300 winners to his name.[1] An English baronet he inherited his knighthood from his father and obtained his first trainers license in 1970.[2]


The son of a theatre and art critic for Punch magazine,[3] the teetotaler broke his back in a riding accident in 1965 resulting in a 9 month stay at Oswestry Orthopedic Hospital.[4]

On 1 September 2009 Prescott and Television cook Clarissa Dickson-Wright received an absolute discharge from Scarborough Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to hare coursing whilst attending an event organized by Yorkshire Greyhound Field Trialling Club in March 2007.[5]

Basing his horses in his Newmarket yard, Heath House (which traces back to Tregonwell Frampton, England's first professional race horse trainer), Sir Mark's personal interests include coursing, cock fighting and bull fighting.[6]



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