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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
Karrie Fanshawe
Assistant Trainer
Henry Platt
Conditional Jockey
Gordon Traecy
Work Rider
Brady Betlamini
Racing Groom
Matt Currie
Racing Groom
Lisa Gale
Racing Groom
Chloe Manning
Racing Groom
Meg Lyth
Racing Groom
Bradley Paris-Crofts
Racing Groom
Laurie Bell
Racing Groom
Timmy Murphy
Work Rider
Lisa Parrott
Work Rider
Katrina Stanhope-White
Secretary
Jules Humphries
Secretary
Laura Scrivener
Travelling Head Girl
Paula Duncan
Racing Groom
Maxine Reeve
Racing Groom
Paul O’Neill
Work Rider
Molly King
Work Rider
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 12 December 2019 (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
HUMPHREYS Jules (1)DE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHANG IN THEREMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK41
SYDER TimDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK40
LAVELLE JonathonDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK38
KING Molly (1)DE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK38
WALL ArthurCELTIC JOYDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK37
GEMMELL AndrewDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE35
MASON SallyDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE35
PATA CorradoDE RASHER COUNTERJUBILYMPICSMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK35
WEBSTER Michael (1)HANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK35
DAVIES Will (1)DE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK34
KIMBER LaurieDE RASHER COUNTERIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKPEMBERLEYSHANG TANG33
ROCHESTER Harriet (2)DOLLNAMIXHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKPEMBERLEYTHUNDERSTRUCK33
DAVIES SarahDE RASHER COUNTERNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKSHANG TANGTHUNDERSTRUCK32
BAXTER PaulDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREMISTY BLOOMTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE31
FISHER AliceDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKPEMBERLEYTHE SWEENEY31
SCRIVENER LauraDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHIGHLY PRIZEDMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK31
VERYARD RichardFORTUNATE GEORGEHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY31
BLAND SimonDE RASHER COUNTERHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY30
FANSHAWE Karrie (1)DE RASHER COUNTERHAWK'S WELLJUBILYMPICSMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK30
METCALFE SarahDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDLADY MARKBY30
MUSTOE NickIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNFONTSANTA30
BETLAMINI BradyFONTSANTAHANG IN THEREJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA29
POMFORD BruceCELTIC JOYHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNOLD RASCALSSHANG TANG29
QUINLAN NickDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCKVIVA VITTORIA29
RODGERS CurlyDO YOU THINKFLYING NUNHANG IN THEREJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARK29
TREACY GordonDE RASHER COUNTERÉCLAIR SURFHAWK'S WELLPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK28
BARKER JuliaCELTIC JOYHEAD FOR THE HILLSMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON27
LANE ElspethDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY26
LAVELLE AmphreyDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHOI POLLOINAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK26
LAVELLE JohnDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCARFLEMCARANAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK26
MILLS John & FamilyDOC PENFROHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKPRIVATE MALONE26
ROCHESTER Harriet (1)DE RASHER COUNTERJEMIMA PMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE26
TERRY AnitaDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONSHIROCCAN ROLL26
TERRY Barry (2)DE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE26
ATTWATER PaulDAGUENEAUJUBILYMPICSMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK25
BELL LaurieDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHAWK'S WELLHIGHLY PRIZEDPAISLEY PARK25
FOWLER RupertDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAIRISH PROPHECYKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK25
LAVELLE EdwardDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHIGHLY PRIZEDKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK25
MACINTOSH GordonDE RASHER COUNTERHIGHLY PRIZEDOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA25
MITFORD-SLADE PatrickDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCARIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKSHIROCCAN ROLL25
NICHOLLS ZeldaDE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTIERRA VERDEVIVA VITTORIA25
PLATT HenryDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAGUNFLEETHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWN25
POWELL MikeDE RASHER COUNTERGUNFLEETIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKPROPHETS PRAYER25
PURVIS AndrewHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE25
RADCLIFFE MarkFLEMCARAFLYING NUNHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK25
SIEFF JeniEASTERLYFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON25
SMART LynneDAGUENEAUHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE25
STEPHENS CharlesDOWN THE HIGHWAYHANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTHOOR CASTLE25
VERITY JennyDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYÉCLAIR SURFOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK25
GRIFFITHS RoddyDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAGUNFLEETJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARK24
WESTON FionaCLOSING CEREMONYDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARK24
LAVELLE RichardDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKSHANG TANG23
POMFORD BrookeDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYFONTSANTAPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK23
ROLL StephenDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK23
FRIEDBERGER JohnCELTIC JOYDE RASHER COUNTERFREEDOM RUNOLD RASCALSPRIVATE MALONE22
COPLAND JoannaDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAFORTUNATE GEORGEPAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAY21
DAVIES Dr TomDE RASHER COUNTERÉCLAIR SURFHAWK'S WELLJOYRIDERNAMIB DANCER21
FANSHAWE Karrie (2)DOC PENFROFONTSANTAMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK21
BEALE Jeff & DianeDE RASHER COUNTERFLYING NUNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIETHE SWEENEY20
CASTLE PatBOREHAM BILLBUSTER THOMASIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE20
CLIFFORD-KINGSMILL IsabelDOWN THE HIGHWAYHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK20
COLLISON JohnDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE20
DAVIES Will (2)ÉCLAIR SURFHANG IN THEREHAWK'S WELLOLD RASCALSTHOOR CASTLE20
DORMAN MilesÉCLAIR SURFHOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK20
HUMPHREYS Jules (2)JUBILYMPICSKILLER CLOWNNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE20
LING MartinDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAGUNFLEETPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE20
MAJOR LouHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESHIROCCAN ROLL20
MOORE Teddy & EstherDE RASHER COUNTERHAWK'S WELLKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE20
PLATTS JonDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE20
RICHARDSON SarahDE RASHER COUNTEROLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTIERRA VERDEVIVA VITTORIA20
SCOTT VictoriaDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY20
SMART DavidDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYENNISCOFFEY OSCARGUNFLEETPAISLEY PARK20
TERRY Barry (1)FLEMCARAFREEDOM RUNHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE20
TRAVIS PetaDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCARGUNFLEETLADY MARKBYPAISLEY PARK20
STEVENS JoÉCLAIR SURFOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKPRIVATE MALONETHUNDERSTRUCK19
DUNCAN PaulaHIGHLY PRIZEDKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKPRIVATE MALONERED ROOKIE16
MILLETT Alison & TonyFONTSANTAHAWK'S WELLMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA16
REEVE MaxCELTIC JOYÉCLAIR SURFFLEMCARAHAWK'S WELLJOYRIDER16
CADD IanÉCLAIR SURFKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLEVIVA VITTORIA15
FLOOK SusieBELLE EMPRESSBONNIE LASSDOWN THE HIGHWAYGREY FOXPAISLEY PARK15
JUSON JohnDAGUENEAUHIGHLY PRIZEDHOI POLLOIPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE15
MAJOR AlanENNISCOFFEY OSCARIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESAM BARTON15
NICHOL DeirdreDOWN THE HIGHWAYMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY15
OFFEN SusanDOWN THE HIGHWAYHIGHLY PRIZEDJEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK15
SMITH A EDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAGUNFLEETMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTHE SWEENEY15
HOWE JoanFONTSANTAOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKSILENT ASSISTANTWATER WAGTAIL13
LAVELLE EmilyDOWN THE HIGHWAYFONTSANTAPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLETHUNDERSTRUCK13
SYDER CharlotteDOWN THE HIGHWAYENNISCOFFEY OSCARKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK13
BATTLE NicholasDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE10
BATTLE SuzanneDOWN THE HIGHWAYJEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE10
FORAN Mike & SueBOREHAM BILLDAGUENEAUFLYING NUNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTHOOR CASTLE10
KING Molly (2)ENNISCOFFEY OSCARKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPEMBERLEYRESOLUTE BAY10
LAVELLE AnneFONTSANTAGUNFLEETJEMIMA PPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA10
PRATT CarolineDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONSILENT ASSISTANT10
WEBSTER Michael (2)JEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE10
WILLIAMS PhilDOWN THE HIGHWAYHIGHLY PRIZEDPEMBERLEYSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE10
WILLIAMS SheilaDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYFONTSANTAPROPHETS PRAYERRED ROOKIE10
HANDS JackieCLOSING CEREMONYMISTY BLOOMOLD RASCALSTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE6
PANTON-LEWIS CatherineDOC PENFRODOWN THE HIGHWAYENNISCOFFEY OSCARNAMIB DANCEROLD RASCALS6
MOORE MichelleDOC PENFROFONTSANTAKILLER CLOWNPROPHETS PRAYERTHUNDERSTRUCK3