A former successful jockey Richard Lines has held a trainers licence in Malaysia since 2002. In his first season Richard trained 16 winners and has consistently figured in the top group of trainers in Malaysia ever since. Richards best season came in 2012 when he claimed the Malaysian Trainers Championship with 74 winners.
In 2011 Richard not only won the Trainers Championship but his horse Tears To Diamonds also won Horse Of The Year honours after winning five races in a row culminating with a win in the Group 1 Penang Gold Cup.
Held Trainers Licence since: 2002
Career Highlights: 2011, 2012 and 2013 Champion Malaysian Trainer, 2011 Penang Gold Cup (G1) – Tears To Diamonds,2013 Sports TOTO Supreme Challenge Trophy (G3) – Taichi Master, 2013 Coronation Cup (G1) – Taichi Master
Best Horse Trained: Tears To Diamonds, Taichi Master
Current Best Horse: Tears to Diamonds, Taichi Master