Birmingham-born David has notched up more than 1,000 winners – 800 on the Flat and some 200 over fences since commencing training in 1988. At 15 he worked as an apprentice jockey with limited success, and then became an assistant to Tom Bill at Ashby and then Annabel King at Stratford. He began training with only five horses at Long Mountain, near Welshpool, Powys, with Peaconpala ridden by Trevor Wall at Hereford giving him his first winner in April 1989. His shrewdness and hard work has seen his string grow and he now trains more than 70 horses in the shadow of the Black Mountains at a former stud - Ty-Derlwyn Farm, near Abergavenny.
Since the introduction of all-weather racing, David has had notable successes and is one of the top trainers at Wolverhampton. His record shows that he has the ability to consistently find improvement from both claimed horses and early-season two-year-olds. His regular supply of long-priced wins and places offers his owners plenty of sporting opportunities.