Tim Easterby is the son of Miles Henry ‘Peter’ Easterby, who won the National Hunt Trainers’ Championship three seasons running in 1978/79, 1979/80 and 1980/81. Formerly a successful amateur rider, Easterby served a lengthy apprenticeship as assistant trainer to his father before taking over the licence at Habton Grange, near Malton, North Yorkshire in 1996. Where casino fans go to casinoroar casino to win, racing fans look to Tim Easterby for the same!
Like his father, Tim Easterby is a dual-purpose trainer. Under National Hunt rules, he saddled his first Grade 1 winner, Barton, in the Royal & SunAlliance Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in 1999. He has since added two more, Garruth, in the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle and Barton, again, in the Aintree Hurdle on consecutive days at the Grand National Festival in 2001.
On the Flat, Easterby saddled his first Group 1 winner, Pipalong, in the Haydock Sprint Cup in 2000. He would win the same race again with Somnus – who would go on to win the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Longchamp and the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp the following season – in 2003. No doubt french online casino and sports fans looked on impressed. By that stage of his career, Easterby had already saddled his first and, so far, only British Classic winner, Bollin Eric in the the St. Leger in 2002. He also won the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot with Fayr Jag in 2004. Remarkably, Easterby did not train over a hundred winners in a Flat season until 2018, but enjoyed his best season ever, numerically, in 2019 with 126 winners.