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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
Laura Scrivener
Travelling Head Girl
Lee Cosgrove
Conditional Jockey
Charlotte Wootton
Work Rider
Gordon Traecy
Work Rider
Lisa Gale
Racing Groom
Chloe Manning
Racing Groom
Meg Lyth
Racing Groom
Bradley Paris-Crofts
Racing Groom
Katie Clayton
Racing Groom
Laurie Bell
Racing Groom
Timmy Murphy
Work Rider
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

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11th October 2019 / Team Profiles

TEAM PROFILE: Molly King

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4th October 2019 / Team Profiles

TEAM PROFILE: Brady Betlamini

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27th September 2019 / Team Profiles

TEAM PROFILE: Henry Platt

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12th July 2019 / Team Profiles

TEAM PROFILE: Roddy Griffiths

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18th January 2019 / Team Profiles

RACING TO SCHOOL MEG LYTH

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As at 12th January 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
AUSTIN OzziBRICKLAGGERHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE16
BARKER JuliaBUSTER THOMASIRISH PROPHECYLET RIPMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMASTER MILLINER16
BATTLE NicholasKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSRED ROOKIESHANG TANG12
BAXTER PaulMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIETHE SWEENEY YOUNG BUTLER 17
BAXTER SarahENNISCOFFEY OSCAR FLEMCARA HOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN PAISLEY PARK24
BELL DonDE RASHER COUNTERDOC PENFROMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE22
BELL Laurie (1)MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESAN GIOVANNITHE DOMINO EFFECT20
BELL Laurie (2)DE RASHER COUNTERHIGHLY PRIZEDPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIETHE SWEENEY 23
BLAND Simon DE RASHER COUNTERHOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE22
BURROUGH BryanFEDELTA HANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDRED ROOKIESHANG TANG9
BURROUGH PhilippaDAGUENEAUHANG IN THEREHOI POLLOIKILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIE9
COLES Dennis (1)BRICKLAGGERDOC PENFROHOI POLLOIKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK28
COLES Dennis (2)DOC PENFROÉCLAIR SURF FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNSAM BARTON23
COPLAND Joanna BUSTER THOMASDE RASHER COUNTER FLEMCARA HANG IN THERE JUBILYMPICS19
CRABTREE Graham (1)BUSTER THOMASPAISLEY PARKSMARTER THUNDERSTRUCKWOULDUBEWELL24
CRABTREE Graham (2)DAGUENEAUDE RASHER COUNTER GOLD LINKHANG IN THERE MANOFTHEMOUNTAIN4
CROWHURST AlanDE RASHER COUNTERFEDELTAGOLD LINKHAWK'S WELL SAM BARTON12
DAVIES SarahDE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK24
DAVIES Will (1)DE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKWILD WILBUR24
DAVIES Will (2)MUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIE SAM BARTONSHANG TANGTHUNDERSTRUCK9
DIXEY Brian HOI POLLOIPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESAM BARTONSMARTER22
DRUMMOND JamesHOI POLLOILOCH ARTHURMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAY30
FENTON BarryGOLD LINKHOI POLLOIPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIETHE DOMINO EFFECT24
FISHER AliceDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREHOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPEMBERLEY 10
FISHER HarryDAGUENEAUDE RASHER COUNTER MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE19
FOWLER Rupert (1)ÉCLAIR SURF HANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIESAM BARTON27
FOWLER Rupert (2)HOI POLLOIKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESHANG TANG15
FRIEDBERGER JohnBUSTER THOMASDOC PENFROMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTIERRA VERDE22
GEMMELL AndrewDE RASHER COUNTERDAGENEAUJEMIMA PPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE19
GRAHAM JonathanCELTIC JOYDAGUENEAUDE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE3
GRIFFITHS RoddyFLEMCARA HOI POLLOIKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE30
GRUNDY TessaBUSTER THOMASDE RASHER COUNTER LET RIPNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK27
HAIGH JamesDE RASHER COUNTERFORTUNATE GEORGE MANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERRED ROOKIE8
JACOBS PaulARCADIAN SPRINGCELTIC JOYENNISCOFFEY OSCARLET RIP MANOFTHEMOUNTAIN0
JUSON JohnGOLD LINK HIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIEWOULDUBEWELL6
KING MollyHOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE24
LAVELLE AmphreyJEMIMA PPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESILENT ASSISTANTZARAFSHAN23
LAVELLE AnneHANG IN THEREJEMIMA PPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIESAM BARTON19
LAVELLE EdwardBUSTER THOMASDE RASHER COUNTER JEMIMA PRED ROOKIERUNSWICK BAY17
LAVELLE EmilyDAGUENEAUFEDELTAJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSHANG TANG9
LAVELLE JonathonNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESAM BARTONTHUNDERSTRUCK24
LAVELLE RichardGOLD LINKHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE23
LING MartinDAGUENEAUDE RASHER COUNTER FORTUNATE GEORGEPAISLEY PARKPOTTERS VISION19
MACINTOSH GordonDE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIERUNSWICK BAY30
MAJOR AlanDE RASHER COUNTERÉCLAIR SURF RED ROOKIESAM BARTONSHIROCCAN ROLL14
MAJOR LouMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMASTER MILLINERRED ROOKIESAM BARTONSHIROCCAN ROLL8
MASON SallyFLYING NUNHOI POLLOIOLD RASCALSTHUNDERSTRUCKYOUNG BUTLER 6
METCALFE SarahDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARA MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPITCH IT UPRED ROOKIE8
MILLET Tony & AlisonDAGUENEAUMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK VIVA VITTORIAWOULDUBEWELL21
MOORE Teddy & EstherGOLD LINKKILLER CLOWNNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE28
NICHOLLS ZeldaDE RASHER COUNTERGOLD LINKPAISLEY PARK TIERRA VERDEWOULDUBEWELL25
NORMAN ColinHANG IN THEREHOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE19
PARIS-CROFT BradDOC PENFROGOLD LINKHANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDPAISLEY PARK20
PATA CorradoDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE19
PLATTS JonDOC PENFRONAMIB DANCER RED ROOKIESHANG TANGTHE DOMINO EFFECT18
POMFORD BrookeHUNTING BROOKLET RIPPAISLEY PARK SANDINISTA16
POMFORD BruceCELTIC JOYHOI POLLOIKILLER CLOWNNAMIB DANCERSHANG TANG20
POWELL MikeDE RASHER COUNTERÉCLAIR SURF GOLD LINKHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN12
PURVIS AndrewBUSTER THOMASDOLLNAMIXLET RIP MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK29
QUINLAN NickHOI POLLOIKILLER CLOWNMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE26
REEVE MaxCELTIC JOYÉCLAIR SURF FLEMCARA GOLD LINKHAWK'S WELL16
ROCHESTER Harriet (1)DE RASHER COUNTERPAISLEY PARKPOTTERS VISIONRED ROOKIETHE DOMINO EFFECT23
ROCHESTER Harriet (2)MANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCER PAISLEY PARK SAM BARTONSHANG TANG30
RODGERS CurlyMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSAM BARTONSHANG TANGSHIROCCAN ROLLWOULDUBEWELL14
ROLL SteveFEDELTA HOI POLLOIPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIETHUNDERSTRUCK22
SCOTT VictoriaDAGUENEAUHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK16
SCRIVENER LauraDAGUENEAUMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIESAM BARTON19
SMART DAVIDDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCAR FLEMCARA HOI POLLOIPAISLEY PARK27
SMART Lynne DAGUENEAU HANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON19
STANHOPE-WHITE KatrinaDE RASHER COUNTERFEDELTAGUARD DUTYJEMIMA PKILLER CLOWN12
STEVENS JoÉCLAIR SURF GOLD LINKPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIEWOULDUBEWELL30
SYDER CharlotteENNISCOFFEY OSCAR PAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESHANG TANGTHUNDERSTRUCK22
SYDER 'Enfants'BUSTER THOMASDE RASHER COUNTER ÉCLAIR SURFHANG IN THERE SAM BARTON17
SYDER TimDAGUENEAU DE RASHER COUNTER KILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIEYOUNG BUTLER 9
TERRY AnitaENNISCOFFEY OSCAR GREY FOXPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIEVIVA VITTORIA 16
TERRY Barry (1)DE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE19
TERRY Barry (2)BUSTER THOMASFLEMCARA FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWN SAM BARTON20
TRAVIS Peta GUNFLEETIRISH PROPHECYLET RIPMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK24
TREACY GordonBUSTER THOMASDE RASHER COUNTER NAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE27
VERITY JennyDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK19
VERYARD RichardFEDELTA HANG IN THEREHOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE6
WALLIS JohnDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARA HANG IN THEREHOI POLLOIPAISLEY PARK27
WEBSTER JoannaDAGUENEAUHOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK19
WEBSTER Michael (1)DOC PENFROFLYING NUN HANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK22
WEBSTER Michael (2)DAGUENEAUDE RASHER COUNTER HIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCER8
WILLIAMS PhilDAGUENEAUDE RASHER COUNTER HANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDTHUNDERSTRUCK3