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Historic Bonita Racing Stables is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty – the North Wessex Downs, and its stables 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.  We have also been busy this summer (2018) and added an additional round sand gallop.  With its first class facilities Bonita Racing Stables is an excellent place to train from – as well as for owners to visit and watch their horses.

Please double click on the below to enlarge photos of our gallops.

Roddy Griffiths
Head Man
Laura Scrivener
Travelling Head Girl
Jack Wildman
Conditional Jockey
Joe Anderson
Conditional Jockey
Charlotte Wootton
Work Rider
Timmy Murphy
Work Rider
Gordon Traecy
Work Rider
Lisa Gale
Racing Groom
Meg Lyth
Racing Groom
Lorraine Ellison
Racing Groom
Megan Newlyn
Racing Grooom
Becca James
Racing Groom
Laurie Bell
Racing Groom
Lisa Parrott
Work Rider
Katrina Stanhope-White
Secretary
Jules Humphries
Secretary
Paula Duncan
Racing Groom
Maxine Reeve
Racing Groom
Sean Fox
Work Rider
Phil Williams
Gallop man
Corrado Pata
Assistant gallop man
11th October 2019 / Team Profiles

TEAM PROFILE: Meg Lyth

As at October 2019: From School to Racing. When Meg joined us here at Bonita Racing Stables in December 2018...
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11th October 2019 / Team Profiles

TEAM PROFILE: Molly King

As at October 2019: Bonita's Racing Stable's star baker (and rider)! Molly recently returned to us here at Bonita Racing...
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4th October 2019 / Team Profiles

TEAM PROFILE: Brady Betlamini

As at October 2019 From cowboy to jockey! Brady joined us at Bonita Racing Stables last season, and has just...
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27th September 2019 / Team Profiles

TEAM PROFILE: Henry Platt

As at September 2019 Name: Henry Platt Role: Conditional Jockey Age: 19 From: Shropshire How I got into racing: I...
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12th July 2019 / Team Profiles

TEAM PROFILE: Roddy Griffiths

As at July 2019 Name: Roddy Griffiths Role: Head Man Age: 50 (years young!) How I got into racing: My...
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18th January 2019 / Team Profiles

RACING TO SCHOOL MEG LYTH

Sixteen year old Meg Lyth, who joined the team in December 2018, was featured recently on the Racing to School...
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As at 24 November 2021 (inclusive)

Please click on the relevant field at the top of the table to view either in name order or by points.

NameHorse 1Horse 2Horse 3Horse 4Horse 5Points
POMFORD BrookeEUREKA CREEKHUNTING BROOKLIGHT N STRIKE TOP DOG VOICE OF CALM 17
SCOTT Victoria (1)ROCKY LAKESAM BARTON THUNDERSTRUCKVOICE OF CALM YOUNG BUTLER17
VERYARD Richard MANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE ROCKY LAKE SAM BARTONYOUNG BUTLER 17
BELLAMY KerryDREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNLIGHT N STRIKEWOULDUBEWELL14
WILLIAMS PhilipDREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIERUNSWICK BAY14
BELL Laurie (1) TEDWIN HILLSTOP DOGDREAM IN THE PARKMUMBO JUMBOMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN12
FORAN SusanBOREHAM BILLDREAM IN THE PARK JEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINTOP DOG12
BELL DonaldCONNOLLY MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIEVOICE OF CALM11
JACKSON JaneRED ROOKIE TOP DOG SAM BARTONPAISLEY PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN11
LAVELLE AmphreyECLAIR SURF FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNLIGHT N STRIKEMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN11
SMART David (1)DREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUN MUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARK TOP DOG 11
SMART Lynne (2)JEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONYOUNG BUTLER11
LYTH Meg KILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAYSHANG TANG 10
RADCLIFFE MarkFLEMCARA JEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN PAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAY10
REEVE Max (1)ECLAIR SURFFLEMCARA GOLD LINKHAWK'S WELLSHIROCCAN ROLL10
BEALE Jeff & DianeRED ROOKIEKILLER CLOWNHANG IN THEREVOICE OF CALMMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN9
BELL Laurie (2)DREAM IN THE PARKEUREKA CREEKKILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTON9
BURROUGH PhillippaECLAIR SURFMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADORSAM BARTONYONG BUTLER9
DAVIES Will (1)KILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMUMBO JUMBO WILD WILBUR YOUNG BUTLER 9
JACOBS PaulDREAM IN THE PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINQUEEN ANTOINETTETWO TO TANGOVUNIPOLA9
KIMBER MargaretDREAM IN THE PARKKILLER CLOWNPEMBERLEYSAM BARTONWILD WILBUR9
LANE ElspethMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKVOICE OF CALM9
LANGTON DollyFLEMCARAPAISLEY PARKSILENT ASSISTANTTHUNDERSTRUCKVOICE OF CALM9
LAVELLE AnneYOUNG BUTLER WOULDUBEWELLVOICE OF CALMTEDWIN HILLSSHAN TANG9
POWELL Mike BUSTER THOMAS GOLD LINKHANG IN THERE MANOFTHEMOUNTAINTOP DOG 9
ROCHESTER Harriet (2)BOREHAM BILLPAISLEY PARK SILENT ASSISTANTSHANG TANGYOUNG BUTLER9
WEBSTER Joanna (1)BUSTER THOMASDREAM IN THE PARK KILLER CLOWNSAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS9
BLAND SimonDE RASHER COUNTERGOLD LINKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIE8
CLAYDEN BarryEUREKA CREEKHANG IN THERE PAISLEY PARK TEDWIN HILLSVOICE OF CALM8
FOWLER Rupert (1)KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESAM BARTONVOICE OF CALM8
GRIFFITHS RoddyKILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIE PAISLEY PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINWOULDUBEWELL8
GRUNDY TessaBOREHAM BILLBUSTER THOMASJEMIMA PSHIROCCAN ROLLWILD WILBUR8
MOORE Teddy & EstherAHEAD OF THE FIELDKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE8
PATA Corrado (2)HANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE8
SCRIVENER Laura EUREKA CREEKKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON8
SMART J A JEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIEVOICE OF CALM8
TERRY Mary BOREHAM BILLCONNOLLYECLAIR SURFLIGHT N STRIKEWOULDUBEWELL8
VERITY Jenny (1)AHEAD OF THE FIELD DREAM IN THE PARKECLAIR SURFMUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARK 8
VERYARD RuBIGBADMATTIE STORM LORDWOULDUBEWELLHANG IN THEREVOICEOFCALM8
LAVELLE RichardRED ROOKIESHANG TANGSILENT ASSISTANTTHUNDERSTRUCK WOULDUBEWELL7
NICHOLLS ZeldaBIGBADMATTIEDE RASHER COUNTERGOLD LINKPAISLEY PARK WOULDUBEWELL7
STEPHENS Charles JEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN MISTY BLOOMRED ROOKIESHANG TANG 7
BAXTER PaulEASTERLYDO YOU THINKECLAIR SURF SHANG TANG RED ROOKIE6
BEACH LeonardJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMASTER MILLINER RED ROOKIETEDWIN HILLS6
BELLAMY Robert GENERAL MEDRANOMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMUMBO JUMBO RED ROOKIESAM BARTON6
BELLAMY SueBUSTER THOMASDO YOU THINKECLAIR SURF MANOFTHEMOUNTAINSAM BARTON6
FISHER Alice FLEMCARA HANG IN THERE MANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYDORTOP DOG 6
FOWLER Rupert (2)AHEAD OF THE FIELDMINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIESAM BARTONVOICE OF CALM6
FRIEDBERGER JPW ECLAIR SURF KILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSHANG TANGVOICE OF CALM6
GRAHAM JonathanKING'S THRESHOLDTEDWIN HILLSMANOFTHEMOUNTAINEUREKA CREEKMUMBO JUMBO6
HOSEGOOD FredGOLD LINKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINVOICE OF CALMBOREHAM BILLDO YOU THINK 6
LAVELLE EdwardFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESAM BARTON6
MACINTOSH GordonECLAIR SURFFLEMCARAMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESHANG TANG6
MAJOR LouAHEAD OF THE FIELDJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIE 6
MILLETT AlisonDE RASHER COUNTERJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINVOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELL 6
MILLETT TonyDE RASHER COUNTEREASTERLYJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMINELLA BUSTER6
MUSTOE NickMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTONRED ROOKIEKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN6
O'BRIEN Susannah MINELLA BUSTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADORMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK6
OFFEN SusanBOREHAM BILLJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTOP DOGWOULDUBEWELL6
PLATTS Christine GOLD LINKRED ROOKIE WOULDUBEWELLVOICE OF CALMSAM BARTON6
PLATTS JonKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESAM BARTON SHANG TANG6
POMFORD BruceAHEAD OF THE FIELDEUREKA CREEKKING'S THRESHOLDMUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIE6
RAWSON MaureenECLAIR SURF GUARD DUTYJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINVOICE OF CALM6
REID GillMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADORTEDWIN HILLSTABLE THIRTY FOURRED ROOKIE6
TERRY Barry (1) DE RASHER COUNTERFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWN MANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE 6
DINGWALL CharlesHIGHLY PRIZEDJEMIMA PPAISLEY PARKVOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELL5
GEMMELL AndrewKILLER CLOWN PAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIE SHANG TANGJEMIMA P 5
HUMPHREYS JulesPAISLEY PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINWOULDUBEWELLMINELLA BUSTERSAM BARTON5
PATA Corrado (1)BOREHAM BILLJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWN MANOFTHEMOUNTAIN PAISLEY PARK5
TURNER Nicky HAWK'S WELLSAM BARTON TARAHUMARASTORM LORDNOLLYADOR 5
BATTLE NickJEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMSAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS4
SMART Lynne (1)GUARD DUTYHANG IN THEREMISTY BLOOMSTORM LORDVOICE OF CALM4
BRUCE BeverleyAHEAD OF THE FIELDFLEMCARAJEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPOINT HIM OUT3
BURROUGH BryanECLAIR SURF FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADOR3
CASINI Max DE RASHER COUNTERGUARD DUTYGENERAL MEDRANOVOICE OF CALMTABLE THIRTY FOUR3
CROWHURST AlanECLAIR SURFGOLD LINKGREY FOXHANG IN THERE RED ROOKIE3
DAVIES Dr TomMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTON SHANG TANG TOP DOGWILD WILBUR3
DAVIES SarahJEMIMA PKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSAM BARTONWILD WILBUR3
DAVIES Will (2)ECLAIR SURFNOLLYADORRED ROOKIE SAM BARTONSHANG TANG3
DIXEY BrianDO YOU THINKKILLER CLOWN MINELLA BUSTER MISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK 3
HEPWORTH SophieAHEAD OF THE FIELDKILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTERNOLLYADORRED ROOKIE3
KIMBER LaurieECLAIR SURFMUMBO JUMBONOLLYADORPEMBERLEYSHANG TANG3
LING MartinBUSTER THOMAS DE RASHER COUNTER FLEMCARA HANG IN THERESHIROCCAN ROLL3
MAJOR AlanAHEAD OF THE FIELD ECLAIR SURF MINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIE SAM BARTON3
METCALFE SarahFLEMCARAKILLER CLOWNPITCH IT UP SAM BARTONVOICE OF CALM3
REEVE Max (2)ECLAIR SURFFLEMCARAGOLD LINKRED ROOKIEWOULDUBEWELL3
STANHOPE-WHITE KatrinaJEMIMA PAHEAD OF THE FIELDKILLER CLOWNTEDWIN HILLSRED ROOKIE3
STEVENS JoKILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIE SAM BARTONWOULDUBEWELL3
TERRY Barry (2) BOREHAM BILLJEMIMA PSAM BARTONSHANG TANGVOICE OF CALM3
VERITY Jenny (2)HANG IN THERE JEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSSAM BARTON3
WEBSTER Joanna (2)AURELIA OR ECLAIR SURF HANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMINELLA BUSTER3
WESTON AlanTEDWIN HILLS SAM BARTONMUMBO JUMBOMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRAJARAN3
WREN JamesMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSHANG TANGWOULDUBEWELLSAM BARTONNOLLYADOR 3
BELLAMY TomAHEAD OF THE FIELDKING'S THRESHOLDPAISLEY PARK SAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS2
MASON Sally BIG FISH FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK2
REID StanCONNELLYNOLLYADOR DE RASHER COUNTERPAISLEY PARKMUMBO JUMBO2
ROBINSON SGOLD LINKHANG IN THERE JEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK2
ROCHESTER Harriet (1)KILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTER MUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON 2
SCOTT Victoria (2)FLEMCARAHANG IN THEREJEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK 2
SMART David (2)ECLAIR SURFJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK SHANG TANG 2
TRAVIS Peta AURELIA ORHANG IN THEREJEMIMA PMUSKOKA PAISLEY PARK2
HOLYOME AnthonyCONNOLLYFLEMCARA KILLER CLOWNMISTY BLOOMSAM BARTON1
ROLL SteveBRICKLAGGERJEMIMA PKILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOSHANG TANG1
BARNES SueFLEMCARA AHEAD OF THE FIELDPITCH IT UPHIGHLY PRIZED JEMIMA P0
BAXTER SarahECLAIR SURFFLEMCARA JEMIMA PKILLER CLOWNSAM BARTON0
FORAN MichaelBOREHAM BILLJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTON0
JUSON JohnGOLD LINKJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNSAM BARTONWOULDUBEWELL0
SHARKEY AmyAURELIA ORDE RASHER COUNTERSAM BARTONSHANG TANGWOULDUBEWELL0
TREACY GordonBUSTER THOMASDE RASHER COUNTER NAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE0
WALLIS JohnAHEAD OF THE FIELDBOREHAM BILL FLEMCARAJEMIMA P SAM BARTON0
WEBSTER MichaelHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTERSAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS0
WIXON IanMUMBO JUMBOMASTER MILLINERHIGHLY PRIZEDDE RASHER COUNTERSHANG TANG0