Sean Tarry (53) has risen rapidly to the top of the ranks of South African trainers in recent years. The progressive, ambitious and hardworking trainer is in the
premier league of South African trainers and is focused on remaining in this elite company.
To date, Sean has saddled 50 Grade 1 winners
ranging from the minimum trip of 1000m to the maximum of 3200m. These winners include:
- National Colour - HORSE OF THE YEAR 2006; Computaform Sprint G1 (2006); SA Fillies Sprint G1 (2006); Mercury Sprint G1 (2006)
- Legal Eagle - HORSE OFTHE YEAR 2015-2016, 2016-2017, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate G1 (2016,2017,2018), H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut S G1 (2016,2017, 2018), Premier’s Champions Challenge G1 (2016), SA Derby G1 (2015)
- Carry On Alice - CHAMPION SPRINTER, CHAMPION OLDER FEMALE 2016-2017; Cape Flying Championship G1 (2017), SA Fillies Sprint G1 (2015,2017), Computaform Sprint G1 (2016), SA Nursery G1 (2014)
- Return Flight - CHAMPION 2YO FILLY 2017-2018; Thekwini Stakes G1 (2018)
- French Navy - CHAMPION 3YO GELDING 2014-2015; SA Classic G1 (2015) Daily News 2000 G1 (2015)
- Heavy Metal - Vodacom Durban July G1 (2013); Presidents Champion's Challenge G1 (2013)
- Pomodoro - Vodacom Durban July G1 (2012); SA Derby G1 (2012)
- Alastor - J & B Met G1 (2005)
- Mythical Flight - African Record Holder for 1000m (54.96s); Cape Flying Championship G1 (2007); Computaform Sprint G1 (2007)
- Buy and Sell - Daily News 2200 G1 (2007)
- Aslan - Summer Cup G1 (2009); Gold Cup G1 (2011)
- Regal Ransom - Champions Challenge G1 (2011)
- Wendywood - Woolavington 2000 (2008)
- Successful Bidder - Gold Challenge G1 (2007)
- Happy Archer - Garden Province Stakes G1 (2011); Thekwini Stakes G1 (2010)
- The Hangman - Premiers Champion Stakes G1 (2012)
- Willow Magic - SA Nursery G1 (2013)
- For the Lads - Golden Slipper G1 (2013)
Currently he has > 150 horses in training between his main training yard at Randjesfontein.
Sean does not believe in giving up. He is always committed to improving himself and his skills. He strives boldly to attain equine excellence without limits - and sees every failure as a
stepping stone to ever-increasing success.
One of Sean's strong points is his ability to consistently select good horses from various sales around the country which has certainly paved his way to success.
Sean with the assistance of his very strong team build a horse's physical condition progressively, never forcing a horse to race before it is ready to ensure that it will do itself justice.
"The horse will show you when it is ready"
Sean believes in straight talk and uncompromising integrity. His promise to himself and his owners/patrons is to always deliver based on reality.