Marco, based on the Hamilton Road in Newmarket, enjoyed another successful season capped by a first triumph at Grade 1 level. This came thanks to Gitano Hernando's victory in Santa Anita's Goodwood Stakes and showed that the Botti team is a force to be reckoned with not only on the home front but also on the international stage.
Since starting out as a trainer Marco has used the huge experience gleaned from being around horses since he can remember. He spent time learning with some of the biggest and most respected names in the sport. This included three years as assistant to his father before periods with Godolphin - including six months in Dubai, Ed Dunlop and Luca Cumani. Marco can also list on his CV a stint working for Bill Mott in America.
Marco moved to his current base at Green Ridge Stables, which backs onto the historic Racecourse Side training grounds in 2007 and subsequent results both at home and abroad have shown that he is more than capable of progressing yet further in the months and years ahead.