A look behind the scenes
at Glasgow House Racing Stables, Middleham the home of racehorse
trainer Chris Fairhurst. Chis succeeded his father, on his retirement,
in 1994 and is the latest in a long line of trainers at Glasgow House.
Hall Stables are ideally situated in the centre of the country making
access to most racecourses both easy and economical. John and Mary
Mackie have been based at Barton for the past 20 years having spent
a small spell in Malton. John rode as an Amateur jockey before moving
on to be Ian Balding's assistant trainer at Kingsclere.
Farm Racing is now proud to be able to offer Full National Hunt
and Flat race training facilities set in the heart of the Leicestershire
Countryside. Facilities include a purpose built block of stables,
a 6 furlong all-weather gallop and grass gallops, various schooling
fences and starting stalls, all set within its own 400 acre pasture
and arable farm, allowing plenty of room for turnout paddocks.
Carl Llewellyn took
over as trainer from Mark Pitman at Weathercock House in Lambourn
immediately after the 2006 John Smith's Grand National, having combined
the roles of assistant trainer to Pitman and jockey since August,
2005. [stable visit]
Simon is a first generation
trainer, often considered to be the most forward thinking of workaholics,
he still finds time to keep his clients informed and entertained.
He trains from the Clear Height Stables which was built by the late
Since his father Martin’s retirement from training at the end of April 2006, David has channelled his talents towards the Pond House string – a role which has provided a varied, challenging and rewarding role alongside his record-breaking father who now occupies the position of assistant trainer.
Ferdy Murphy Racing
is based at Wynbury Stables in West Witton, North Yorkshire, England.
There are now more than 100 horses under the care Ferdy and his staff.
A New Barn to accommodate the increase in horses and a new office
have recently been added to the Wynbury facilities. In addition to
this, Ferdy has recently taken over the yard at Worlingworth Hall
Mark Johnston Racing
has an impressive range of facilities all within each reach of the
yard. This is certainly a factor which contributes to the success
of Mark Johnston Racing. Middleham has extensive grass gallops on
both the Low and High Moors which are situated a short ride away above
the village of Middleham.