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Bonita Racing Stables is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Wessex Downs and the historic yard and racehorse training facilities are some of the best in the country.

The stables were built in the late 1890’s and names such as former record breaking jockey Sir Gordon Richards, champion jump trainer Bob Turnell and more recently Peter Makin have trained from the yard.  Furthermore, the great Lester Piggott declared the gallops were the best he had ever ridden on – no pressure then! We are only the third owners of this historic yard and feel very privileged and excited to be in this position.

Since moving in summer 2016, we have made some big changes to the yard whilst maintaining and preserving its heritage.  This includes a complete refurbishment of the original stables, as well as building an additional stable block and American barn.  Our aim is to create the best possible environment to train racehorses, as well as providing easier working conditions for our dedicated team.

Gallops

We have 150 acres of stunning grass gallops as well as a four and half furlong all weather gallop, both complemented by our schooling ground.  It truly is an excellent place to train from – as well as for owners to watch their horses!

    Maxine Reeve Racing Groom

      Lauren Hewlett Head Girl

        Patrick Cowley Conditional Jockey

          Cian O’Donnell Racing Groom

            Chloe Manning Racing Groom

              Lisa Parrott Racing Groom

                John Keating Racing Groom

                  Beth Howlett Racing Secretary

                  EntrantPoints
                  John Wallis
                  16
                  Beverley Ham
                  13
                  Charlotte Syder
                  13
                  Bruce Pomford12
                  Paul Weston12
                  Anne Lavelle11
                  Claire Bonner11
                  David Corbin
                  11
                  Gordon MacIntosh11
                  John Veryard
                  11
                  Sarah Metcalfe
                  11
                  Nick Mustoe 2
                  11
                  Sally Mason
                  11
                  Sophie Hepworth11
                  Sue Barnes11
                  Jenny Verity
                  10
                  Johnny Capes10
                  Phil Williams10
                  Sarah Stevens
                  10
                  Alan Weston9
                  Clive Colquhoun
                  9
                  Edward Lavelle9
                  John Collison
                  9
                  Nick Battle
                  9
                  Suzanne Battle
                  9
                  Anna Maria Serrano
                  8
                  Jane Maltby
                  8
                  Jonathan Lavelle
                  8
                  Kieran Ryan 8
                  Molly King8
                  Nick Mustoe 1
                  8
                  Paul Irby8
                  Alge Lavelle
                  7
                  Deirdre Nicol
                  7
                  Harriet Rochester
                  7
                  Kay Veryard
                  7
                  Sarah Richardson
                  7
                  Victoria Scott
                  7
                  Alan Major
                  6
                  Anne Colquhoun
                  6
                  Barry Terry 2
                  6
                  Mark Scott
                  6
                  Maxine Reeve
                  6
                  Michael Lavelle
                  6
                  Milly Langton 1
                  6
                  Pat Thomson
                  6
                  Peta Travis6
                  Richard Veryard6
                  Richard Lavelle6
                  Sarah Davies
                  6
                  James & Nicky Haigh6
                  Zelda Nicholls
                  6
                  Angela Peel Cross
                  5
                  Barry Terry 1
                  5
                  Chloe Manning5
                  Laura Scrivener5
                  Lou Major
                  5
                  Sheila Williams
                  5
                  Simon Seddon-Brown
                  5
                  Anita Terry
                  4
                  Brian Allan
                  4
                  George Hartigan4
                  Jackie Hands
                  4
                  Neil Maltby
                  4
                  Rupert Fowler 2
                  4
                  Teddy & Esther Moore
                  4
                  Will Davies4
                  Arthur Wall
                  3
                  John Friedberger
                  3
                  Joyce Rochester3
                  Jules Humphreys
                  3
                  Martin St Quinton Esq
                  3
                  Mike Powell
                  3
                  Milly Langton 2
                  3
                  Rupert Fowler 1
                  3
                  Rupert Fowler 3
                  3
                  Daisy Lavelle
                  2
                  Dolly Langton 1
                  2
                  Dolly Langton 2
                  2
                  Laurie Bell
                  2
                  Patrick Mitford Slade
                  2
                  Swanbridge Bloodstock Ltd
                  2
                  Caroline Pratt
                  1
                  Chloe Deakin
                  1
                  Emily Lavelle
                  1
                  Tony Millett
                  1
                  Tim Syder
                  1
                  Alison May
                  0
                  Miles Dorman
                  0
                  Swanbridge Bloodstock Ltd 2
                  0