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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!

EntrantPoints
SCOTT Heather47
BAKER Janet42
WILLIAMS Phil41
FOWLER Rupert (3)37
WALKER Deirdre37
PRATT Caroline (1)39
BROWN Ken & Becky34
MAJOR Alan33
LAVELLE Alex33
STEVENS Sarah32
WALSH Georgia32
FOORD Sue32
O'BRIEN Susannah32
O'BRIEN Jack31
PLATTS Jon30
GEMMELL Andrew30
FOWLER Rupert (1)30
VERYARD R. John30
HALTON Jo29
SERRANO Anna Maria29
TERRY Anita28
FOWLER Rupert (2)28
COLQUHOUN Anne27
MASON Sally26
TERRY Barry (1)26
SCOTT Rachael26
LILLEY Robin25
AUVRAY J R25
POWELL Mike25
PRIOR-WANDERSFORDE Jenny (1)25
DAVENPORT Mary (2)24
ROLL Steve24
MITFORD-SLADE Patrick24
PRIOR-WANDERSFORDE Jenny (2)24
SCOTT Brian24
DAVENPORT Mary (1)24
STANHOPE-WHITE Katrina24
ADAMS Lucy24
O'BRIEN Adelle23
HALPERN Stuart23
MUSTOE Nick23
RAWSON Maureen23
SCOTT Victoria23
TERRY Barry (2)23
HUMPHREYS Jules23
NICHOLLS Zelda25
BAKER Mike22
LAVELLE Richard22
PRATT Caroline (2)22
KIMBER Laurie22
COPLAND Joanna21
FENTON Paddy24
BYRNE Sir Anthony20
LAMBSHEAD Clive (2)23
WALL Arthur19
BARKER Julia19
COX Malcolm18
LAVELLE Jonathon18
HUMPHREYS Harry18
LAVELLE Brendan18
WESTON Paul17
METCALFE Sarah17
BAXTER Paul17
BONNER Claire17
HANDS Jackie17
BATTLE Nick17
SWANBRIDGE BLOODSTOCK (2)17
POMFORD Nancy16
LAVELLE Anne16
MAJOR Lou16
COLQUHOUN Clive16
WILLIS Audrey16
VERITY Jenny15
McNEILE James15
RADCLIFFE Mark14
KIDD Devlyne12
WESTON Alan10
VERYARD Richard10
HELLYER Woody10
WARE-LANE Paul9
POMFORD Bruce9
GAVIN Fergal8
LAMBSHEAD Clive (1)4
VERYARD Kay3
WALL Mark1
SWANBRIDGE BLOODSTOCK (1)0
MOORE Teddy & Esther0