Roll of Laurels

Recipient of the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Lifetime Award of Merit for 2007

Winner of Racing Post poll of the 100 greatest training feats in the last 100 years (for training first 5 finishers of 1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup)

Elected to steeplechasing Hall of Fame

Champion steeplechase trainer by numbers and purse money won, 3 successive years

Trained first 5 finishers of the Cheltenham Gold Cup

In the Guinness Book of World Records four times, including holding the world record for most winners in one day – 12

Won the King George VI Steeplechase, 3 successive years

Pacemaker International National Hunt trainer of the year, twice

Timeform Personality of the year

The Piper Champagne Award for the most outstanding contribution to racing in the 1982-83 season

William Hill Golden Spurs award, twice

Champion amateur steeplechase jockey award - Britain

RBI Lifetime Achievement Award

Won the Breeders Cup Mile, 1996 and 1998 (purse $1 million)

Runner-up in Eclipse award balloting for trainer of the year in North America , 1998

Awarded C.V. Whitney award by New York Turf Writers Association, 1999

Winner of the Whitbread Special Award

2 Maryland's Best awards

Maryland Governor's Citation

Maryland House of Delegates Citation

Michael W. Dickinson accepts the 2007 Sir Peter O'Sullevan Lifetime Award of Merit

"It is the true meaning of confidence when one knows he will excel at something that has never before been accomplished."

The Blood Horse, October 2003

"The victory by Da Hoss was one of the most remarkable training jobs of the modern era. Trainer Michael Dickinson has been called a genius. Now a lot of people understand why. The indelible impression left from Breeders' Cup 1998 was the courage and unexpected triumph of Da Hoss. It was truly one for the ages."

Mark Simon, Thoroughbred Times

"This science has been slow to reach the horseracing world. But, there are a few pioneers among us, and Michael Dickinson of Tapeta Farm in Maryland is one of them. His passion for winning is matched only by his passion to create the perfect training environment."

Jay Leimbach, Canadian Thoroughbred

Steeplechase Jockey UK 378 20 -
Steeplechase Trainer UK 378 46 -
Flat Trainer UK 6 0 -
Flat Trainer US 550 85 27
TOTAL 1312 151 27
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