Mark was almost lost for words when he received a surprise visit from former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher on his stand at the recent Chelsea Flower show.
Also in pic is Sir Michael Forsyth.
The award was thrilling in as much as it went right down to very last race of the season with such a close battle between the leading Trainers and Jockeys with the eventual leading Trainer being Nigel Twiston-Davies and the Jockey Paddy Brennan.
He won his award for the highest place "newcomer" to The Frequent Runner Championship.
The Italian jockey Frankie Dettori has won the inaugural Racing Post Champion Newmarket jockey award.
Mark Stoddard pictured above with Sophie Stafford (Editor of the BBC Wildlife magazine) at David Shepherds 70th birthday party.
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