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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

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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

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 November 2019 (inclusive)
NameHorse 1Horse 2Horse 3Horse 4Horse 5Points
ATTWATER PaulDAGUENEAUJUBILYMPICSMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK15
BARKER JuliaCELTIC JOYHEAD FOR THE HILLSMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON17
BATTLE NicholasDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE0
BATTLE SuzanneDOWN THE HIGHWAYJEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE0
BAXTER PaulDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREMISTY BLOOMTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE11
BEALE Jeff & DianeDE RASHER COUNTERFLYING NUNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIETHE SWEENEY0
BELL LaurieDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHAWK'S WELLHIGHLY PRIZEDPAISLEY PARK5
BETLAMINI BradyFONTSANTAHANG IN THEREJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA9
BLAND SimonDE RASHER COUNTERHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY10
CADD IanÉCLAIR SURFKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLEVIVA VITTORIA0
CASTLE PatBOREHAM BILLBUSTER THOMASIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE10
CLIFFORD-KINGSMILL IsabelDOWN THE HIGHWAYHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK10
COLLISON JohnDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE0
COPLAND JoannaDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAFORTUNATE GEORGEPAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAY0
DAVIES Dr TomDE RASHER COUNTERÉCLAIR SURFHAWK'S WELLJOYRIDERNAMIB DANCER3
DAVIES SarahDE RASHER COUNTERNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKSHANG TANGTHUNDERSTRUCK6
DAVIES Will (1)DE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK11
DAVIES Will (2)ÉCLAIR SURFHANG IN THEREHAWK'S WELLOLD RASCALSTHOOR CASTLE5
DORMAN MilesÉCLAIR SURFHOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK5
DUNCAN PaulaHIGHLY PRIZEDKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKPRIVATE MALONERED ROOKIE5
FANSHAWE Karrie (1)DE RASHER COUNTERHAWK'S WELLJUBILYMPICSMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK10
FANSHAWE Karrie (2)DOC PENFROFONTSANTAMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK8
FISHER AliceDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKPEMBERLEYTHE SWEENEY6
FLOOK SusieBELLE EMPRESSBONNIE LASSDOWN THE HIGHWAYGREY FOXPAISLEY PARK0
FORAN Mike & SueBOREHAM BILLDAGUENEAUFLYING NUNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTHOOR CASTLE10
FOWLER RupertDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAIRISH PROPHECYKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK5
FRIEDBERGER JohnCELTIC JOYDE RASHER COUNTERFREEDOM RUNOLD RASCALSPRIVATE MALONE11
GEMMELL AndrewDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE5
GRIFFITHS RoddyDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAGUNFLEETJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARK4
HANDS JackieCLOSING CEREMONYMISTY BLOOMOLD RASCALSTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE6
HOWE JoanFONTSANTAOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKSILENT ASSISTANTWATER WAGTAIL3
HUMPHREYS Jules (1)DE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHANG IN THEREMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK11
HUMPHREYS Jules (2)JUBILYMPICSKILLER CLOWNNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE7
JUSON JohnDAGUENEAUHIGHLY PRIZEDHOI POLLOIPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE0
KIMBER LaurieDE RASHER COUNTERIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKPEMBERLEYSHANG TANG5
KING Molly (1)DE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK8
KING Molly (2)ENNISCOFFEY OSCARKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPEMBERLEYRESOLUTE BAY5
LANE ElspethDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY6
LAVELLE AmphreyDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHOI POLLOINAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK3
LAVELLE AnneFONTSANTAGUNFLEETJEMIMA PPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA0
LAVELLE EdwardDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHIGHLY PRIZEDKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK5
LAVELLE EmilyDOWN THE HIGHWAYFONTSANTAPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLETHUNDERSTRUCK3
LAVELLE JohnDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCARFLEMCARANAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK3
LAVELLE JonathonDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK8
LAVELLE RichardDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKSHANG TANG0
LING MartinDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAGUNFLEETPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE0
MACINTOSH GordonDE RASHER COUNTERHIGHLY PRIZEDOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA5
MAJOR AlanENNISCOFFEY OSCARIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESAM BARTON5
MAJOR LouHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESHIROCCAN ROLL10
MASON SallyDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE5
METCALFE SarahDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDLADY MARKBY10
MILLETT Alison & TonyFONTSANTAHAWK'S WELLMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA6
MILLS John & FamilyDOC PENFROHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKPRIVATE MALONE5
MITFORD-SLADE PatrickDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCARIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKSHIROCCAN ROLL5
MOORE MichelleDOC PENFROFONTSANTAKILLER CLOWNPROPHETS PRAYERTHUNDERSTRUCK3
MOORE Teddy & EstherDE RASHER COUNTERHAWK'S WELLKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE0
MUSTOE NickIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNFONTSANTA10
NICHOL DeirdreDOWN THE HIGHWAYMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY5
NICHOLLS ZeldaDE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTIERRA VERDEVIVA VITTORIA5
OFFEN SusanDOWN THE HIGHWAYHIGHLY PRIZEDJEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK5
PANTON-LEWIS CatherineDOC PENFRODOWN THE HIGHWAYENNISCOFFEY OSCARNAMIB DANCEROLD RASCALS3
PATA CorradoDE RASHER COUNTERJUBILYMPICSMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK15
PLATT HenryDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAGUNFLEETHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWN5
PLATTS JonDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE0
POMFORD BrookeDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYFONTSANTAPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK3
POMFORD BruceCELTIC JOYHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNOLD RASCALSSHANG TANG16
POWELL MikeDE RASHER COUNTERGUNFLEETIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKPROPHETS PRAYER5
PRATT CarolineDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONSILENT ASSISTANT0
PURVIS AndrewHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE5
QUINLAN NickDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCKVIVA VITTORIA9
RADCLIFFE MarkFLEMCARAFLYING NUNHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK5
REEVE MaxCELTIC JOYÉCLAIR SURFFLEMCARAHAWK'S WELLJOYRIDER11
RICHARDSON SarahDE RASHER COUNTEROLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTIERRA VERDEVIVA VITTORIA0
ROCHESTER Harriet (1)DE RASHER COUNTERJEMIMA PMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE6
ROCHESTER Harriet (2)DOLLNAMIXHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKPEMBERLEYTHUNDERSTRUCK8
RODGERS CurlyDO YOU THINKFLYING NUNHANG IN THEREJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARK9
ROLL StephenDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK3
SCOTT VictoriaDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY0
SCRIVENER LauraDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHIGHLY PRIZEDMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK11
SIEFF JeniEASTERLYFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON5
SMART DavidDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYENNISCOFFEY OSCARGUNFLEETPAISLEY PARK0
SMART LynneDAGUENEAUHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE5
SMITH A EDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAGUNFLEETMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTHE SWEENEY5
STEPHENS CharlesDOWN THE HIGHWAYHANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTHOOR CASTLE15
STEVENS JoÉCLAIR SURFOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKPRIVATE MALONETHUNDERSTRUCK3
SYDER CharlotteDOWN THE HIGHWAYENNISCOFFEY OSCARKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK3
SYDER TimDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK10
TERRY AnitaDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONSHIROCCAN ROLL6
TERRY Barry (1)FLEMCARAFREEDOM RUNHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE10
TERRY Barry (2)DE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE6
TRAVIS PetaDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCARGUNFLEETLADY MARKBYPAISLEY PARK0
TREACY GordonDE RASHER COUNTERÉCLAIR SURFHAWK'S WELLPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK3
VERITY JennyDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYÉCLAIR SURFOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK0
VERYARD RichardFORTUNATE GEORGEHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY10
WALL ArthurCELTIC JOYDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK17
WEBSTER Michael (1)HANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK15
WEBSTER Michael (2)JEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE0
WESTON FionaCLOSING CEREMONYDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARK4
WILLIAMS PhilDOWN THE HIGHWAYHIGHLY PRIZEDPEMBERLEYSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE5
WILLIAMS SheilaDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYFONTSANTAPROPHETS PRAYERRED ROOKIE0