Robert Alner

Robert Alner (21 November 1943 – 3 February 2020) was a British racehorse trainer specializing in National Hunt racing. He was based at stables at Droop, near Sturminster Newton in Dorset, England. He trained the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Cool Dawn in 1998.

In November 2007 he was seriously injured in a car crash and underwent surgery after breaking a bone in his neck.[1] Thereafter he held his training licence jointly with his wife Sally, until they retired in 2010.[2]

He died on 3 February 2020 at the age of 76.[3]


  1. ^ "Horse trainer undergoes surgery". BBC. 9 November 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  2. ^ Jon Lees (1 May 2010). "Alners to retire from training this summer". Racing Post. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  3. ^ Gold Cup-winning trainer Robert Alner dies aged 76