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Mark Johnston became the most successful trainer in British racing history when Poet’s Society won at York’s Ebor Festival in August 2018, which at the time was his 4,194th winner.

Today in the UK he reached the  5000 career winners milestone when Dubai Mile scored in impressive fashion at Kempton Park under Daniel Muscutt, son of Summerveld trainer Peter Muscutt.

Sent off the 6/5 favourite Dubai Mile – a son of Roaring Lion – was quickly to the fore in the British Stallion Studs EBF Restricted Novice Stakes and while Super Mo was a brief threat, the market leader really strode on through the final furlong to win in style.

The Scottish Mark Johnston is based in MIddleham, North Yorkshire.

In 1994 his charge Mister Baileys (Robellino) became the first Northern horse to win a British classic for 17 years.

Below is a list of his biggest wins:

1,000 Guineas – (1) – Attraction (2004)
2,000 Guineas – (1) – Mister Baileys (1994)
Ascot Gold Cup – (4) – Double Trigger (1995), Royal Rebel (2001, 2002), Subjectivist (2021)

Cheveley Park Stakes – (1) – Lumiere (2015)

Coronation Stakes – (1) – Attraction (2004)

Dewhurst Stakes – (1) – Shamardal (2004)
Falmouth Stakes – (1) – Nahoodh (2008)
Middle Park Stakes – (2) – Awzaan (2009), The Last Lion (2016)
St. James’s Palace Stakes – (1) – Bijou d’Inde (1996)

Sun Chariot Stakes – (1) – Attraction (2004)

He has had close to 50 Royal Ascot winners.
Johnston’s horses are known for their front running style and bravery in a finish, two attributes that were best advertised by the exploits of Attraction.
Picture: Mark Johnston (Sky Sports)