We are privileged to be able to offer our members stable visits throughout the year to some of the finest racing stables in the country. Our long standing reputation and the enthusiasm and understanding shown by our members allows us unrivalled access and engagement throughout the training community. We love nothing more than providing members with the inside track on everything from the workings of a yard, the routine of some of the best horses in the world or even gleaning some horses to follow that may not be so well known.
Visits are hosted by the trainer or, when work and travel commitments may intervene, an experienced member of the stable staff, giving unparalleled insight into the horses, training methods and future hopes for their stars.
It is only possible to run our stable visits through the good will of trainers. Most take no payment for our visits, with the ticket price covering the administration of the event and any surplus being given to the yard's stable staff pot or a charity of their choice. With this in mind, please read our safety & etiquette guide for stable visits, which will help you to feel comfortable on the visit and get the most out of the day.
Stable visits are a great opportunity to meet your equine heroes and gain a greater appreciation of the industry as a whole. Book on to one of our stable visits below!
Situated at Craiglands Farm in the heart of West Yorkshire which consists of 150 acres with the ability to house 55 horses. Craiglands has be home to such stars as 2013 Grand National winner Auroras Encore.
Dual purpose Trainer Shaun Harris trains a small string on
the outskirts of the beautiful National Trust's Clumber
Park. He believes providing the happiest life for his horses
is the best way to ensure happy owners and is keen to show
Club members his way of doing things. Under an hour from the
yard is Pontefract Racecourse where we have a Private Box
package for the afternoon. Details can be found
Former Jockey Mick Appleby started his training career as
assistant trainer to Andrew Balding at Kingsclere. Shortly
after starting out on his own, Mick trained the winner of
the November handicap. This was an early sign of what is his
now recognised ability to get all the potential out of his
inmates on the days that matter most. Leading lights in his
current string include Poyle Vinne, Danzeno and Supersta.
Those booking on the stable visit will also have use of a
private box at Nottingham for the afternoon’s racing along
with complimentary tea and coffee.
The Racegoers Club Owners Group has so far leased four
fillies from Whitsbury with both of those who have reached
the age three being winners and we have every hope the two
and three year old we have in training will be joining their
winning cousins! Our first filly from Whitsbury, Clouds
Rest, now has a filly foal by Swiss Spirit at foot. Join us
for a tour of the stud and see the resident stallions, mares
and foals not forgetting the new proud mum!