Sylvester trains in the heart of Lambourn at the beautifully maintained Cedar Lodge Stables. He is a naturally intuitive horseman, having grown up around racehorses at his father's yard in Ireland.
He learnt his trade in the best possible way. A fruitful spell with Coolmore, in Ireland and Australia, was followed by 8 extremely successful years as assistant to multiple champion trainer Richard Hannon Snr.
Sylvester is married to Fanny, one of Richard Hannon's daughters, and together they set up their own welcoming and hospitable establishment at Cedar Lodge in 2001.
Many of his loyal owners will tell you that there is no one better than Sylvester at identifying and nurturing any ability a racehorse may have. The fact that the yard has grown steadily every year, and that black type successes have been secured every year, is testament to this.