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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
Jack Wildman
Conditional Jockey
Joe Anderson
Conditional Jockey
Charlotte Wootton
Work Rider
Tara Moore
Work Rider
Timmy Murphy
Work Rider
Gordon Traecy
Work Rider
Lisa Gale
Racing Groom
Meg Lyth
Racing Groom
Lorraine Ellison
Racing Groom
Jo Gregory
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

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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 1st October 2021 (inclusive) FINAL STANDINGS

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
CROWHURST AlanECLAIR SURFGOLD LINKGREY FOXHANG IN THERE RED ROOKIE0
MAJOR AlanAHEAD OF THE FIELD ECLAIR SURF MINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIE SAM BARTON0
FISHER Alice FLEMCARA HANG IN THERE MANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYDORTOP DOG 0
MILLETT AlisonDE RASHER COUNTERJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINVOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELL 0
HOLYOME AnthonyCONNOLLYFLEMCARA KILLER CLOWNMISTY BLOOMSAM BARTON0
CLAYDEN BarryEUREKA CREEKHANG IN THERE PAISLEY PARK TEDWIN HILLSVOICE OF CALM0
BRUCE BeverleyAHEAD OF THE FIELDFLEMCARAJEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPOINT HIM OUT0
DIXIE BrianDO YOU THINKKILLER CLOWN MINELLA BUSTER MISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK 0
POMFORD BrookeEUREKA CREEKHUNTING BROOKLIGHT N STRIKE TOP DOG VOICE OF CALM 0
POMFORD BruceAHEAD OF THE FIELDEUREKA CREEKKING'S THRESHOLDMUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIE0
BURROUGH BryanECLAIR SURF FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADOR0
DINGWALL CharlesHIGHLY PRIZEDJEMIMA PPAISLEY PARKVOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELL0
STEPHENS Charles JEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN MISTY BLOOMRED ROOKIESHANG TANG 0
PATA Corrado (1)BOREHAM BILLJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWN MANOFTHEMOUNTAIN PAISLEY PARK0
PATA Corrado (2)HANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE0
SMART David (1)DREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUN MUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARK TOP DOG 0
SMART David (2)ECLAIR SURFJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK SHANG TANG 0
LANGTON DollyFLEMCARAPAISLEY PARKSILENT ASSISTANTTHUNDERSTRUCKVOICE OF CALM0
BELL DonaldCONNOLLY MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIEVOICE OF CALM0
DR DAVIES TomMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTON SHANG TANG TOP DOGWILD WILBUR0
LAVELLE EdwardFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESAM BARTON0
LANE ElspethMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKVOICE OF CALM0
MACINTOSH GordonECLAIR SURFFLEMCARAMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESHANG TANG0
ROCHESTER Harriet (1)KILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTER MUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON 0
ROCHESTER Harriet (2)BOREHAM BILLPAISLEY PARK SILENT ASSISTANTSHANG TANGYOUNG BUTLER0
SMART J A JEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIEVOICE OF CALM0
VERITY Jenny (1)AHEAD OF THE FIELD DREAM IN THE PARKECLAIR SURFMUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARK 0
VERITY Jenny (2)HANG IN THERE JEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSSAM BARTON0
STEVENS JoKILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIE SAM BARTONWOULDUBEWELL0
WEBSTER Joanna (1)BUSTER THOMASDREAM IN THE PARK KILLER CLOWNSAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS0
WEBSTER Joanna (2)AURELIA OR ECLAIR SURF HANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMINELLA BUSTER0
JUSON JohnGOLD LINKJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNSAM BARTONWOULDUBEWELL0
WALLIS JohnAHEAD OF THE FIELDBOREHAM BILL FLEMCARAJEMIMA P SAM BARTON0
PLATTS JonKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESAM BARTON SHANG TANG0
BELLAMY KerryDREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNLIGHT N STRIKEWOULDUBEWELL0
SCRIVENER Laura EUREKA CREEKKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON0
KIMBER LaurieECLAIR SURFMUMBO JUMBONOLLYADORPEMBERLEYSHANG TANG0
BEACH LeonardJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMASTER MILLINER RED ROOKIETEDWIN HILLS0
MAJOR LouAHEAD OF THE FIELDJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIE 0
SMART Lynne (1)GUARD DUTYHANG IN THEREMISTY BLOOMSTORM LORDVOICE OF CALM0
SMART Lynne (2)JEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONYOUNG BUTLER0
KIMBER MargaretDREAM IN THE PARKKILLER CLOWNPEMBERLEYSAM BARTONWILD WILBUR0
LING MartinBUSTER THOMAS DE RASHER COUNTER FLEMCARA HANG IN THERESHIROCCAN ROLL0
RADCLIFFE MarkFLEMCARA JEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN PAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAY0
REEVE Max (1)ECLAIR SURFFLEMCARA GOLD LINKHAWK'S WELLSHIROCCAN ROLL0
REEVE Max (2)ECLAIR SURFFLEMCARAGOLD LINKRED ROOKIEWOULDUBEWELL0
LYTH Meg KILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAYSHANG TANG 0
FORAN MichaelBOREHAM BILLJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTON0
WEBSTER MichaelHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTERSAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS0
BATTLE NickJEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMSAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS0
BAXTER PaulEASTERLYDO YOU THINKECLAIR SURF SHANG TANG RED ROOKIE0
JACOBS PaulDREAM IN THE PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINQUEEN ANTOINETTETWO TO TANGOVUNIPOLA0
TRAVIS Peta AURELIA ORHANG IN THEREJEMIMA PMUSKOKA PAISLEY PARK0
WILLIAMS PhilipDREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIERUNSWICK BAY0
BURROUGH PhillippaECLAIR SURFMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADORSAM BARTONYONG BUTLER0
BELLAMY Robert GENERAL MEDRANOMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMUMBO JUMBO RED ROOKIESAM BARTON0
FOWLER Rupert (1)KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESAM BARTONVOICE OF CALM0
FOWLER Rupert (2)AHEAD OF THE FIELDMINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIESAM BARTONVOICE OF CALM0
ROBINSON SGOLD LINKHANG IN THERE JEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK0
MASON Sally BIG FISH FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK0
BAXTER SarahECLAIR SURFFLEMCARA JEMIMA PKILLER CLOWNSAM BARTON0
DAVIES SarahJEMIMA PKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSAM BARTONWILD WILBUR0
METCALFE SarahFLEMCARAKILLER CLOWNPITCH IT UP SAM BARTONVOICE OF CALM0
BLAND SimonDE RASHER COUNTERGOLD LINKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIE0
HEPWORTH SophieAHEAD OF THE FIELDKILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTERNOLLYADORRED ROOKIE0
ROLL SteveBRICKLAGGERJEMIMA PKILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOSHANG TANG0
BELLAMY SueBUSTER THOMASDO YOU THINKECLAIR SURF MANOFTHEMOUNTAINSAM BARTON0
FORAN SusanBOREHAM BILLDREAM IN THE PARK JEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINTOP DOG0
OFFEN SusanBOREHAM BILLJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTOP DOGWOULDUBEWELL0
MOORE Teddy & EstherAHEAD OF THE FIELDKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE0
BELLAMY TomAHEAD OF THE FIELDKING'S THRESHOLDPAISLEY PARK SAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS0
MILLETT TonyDE RASHER COUNTEREASTERLYJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMINELLA BUSTER0
SCOTT Victoria (1)ROCKY LAKESAM BARTON THUNDERSTRUCKVOICE OF CALM YOUNG BUTLER0
SCOTT Victoria (2)FLEMCARAHANG IN THEREJEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK 0
DAVIES Will (1)KILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMUMBO JUMBO WILD WILBUR YOUNG BUTLER 0
DAVIES Will (2)ECLAIR SURFNOLLYADORRED ROOKIE SAM BARTONSHANG TANG0
NICHOLLS ZeldaBIGBADMATTIEDE RASHER COUNTERGOLD LINKPAISLEY PARK WOULDUBEWELL0
CASINI Max DE RASHER COUNTERGUARD DUTYGENERAL MEDRANOVOICE OF CALMTABLE THIRTY FOUR0
TREACY GordonBUSTER THOMASDE RASHER COUNTER NAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE0
BARNES SueFLEMCARA AHEAD OF THE FIELDPITCH IT UPHIGHLY PRIZED JEMIMA P0
RAWSON ECLAIR SURF GUARD DUTYJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINVOICE OF CALM0
GRAHAM JonathanKING'S THRESHOLDTEDWIN HILLSMANOFTHEMOUNTAINEUREKA CREEKMUMBO JUMBO0
BELL Laurie (1) TEDWIN HILLSTOP DOGDREAM IN THE PARKMUMBO JUMBOMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN0
BELL Laurie (2)DREAM IN THE PARKEUREKA CREEKKILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTON0
LAVELLE AmphreyECLAIR SURF FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNLIGHT N STRIKEMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN0
LAVELLE RichardRED ROOKIESHANG TANGSILENT ASSISTANTTHUNDERSTRUCK WOULDUBEWELL0
LAVELLE AnneYOUNG BUTLER WOULDUBEWELLVOICE OF CALMTEDWIN HILLSSHAN TANG0
JACKSON JaneRED ROOKIE TOP DOG SAM BARTONPAISLEY PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN0
BEALE Jeff & DianeRED ROOKIEKILLER CLOWNHANG IN THEREVOICE OF CALMMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN0
STANHOPE-WHITE KatrinaJEMIMA PAHEAD OF THE FIELDKILLER CLOWNTEDWIN HILLSRED ROOKIE0
GRIFFITHS RoddyKILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIE PAISLEY PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINWOULDUBEWELL0
WESTON AlanTEDWIN HILLS SAM BARTONMUMBO JUMBOMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRAJARAN0
WREN JamesMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSHANG TANGWOULDUBEWELLSAM BARTONNOLLYADOR 0
WIXON IanMUMBO JUMBOMASTER MILLINERHIGHLY PRIZEDDE RASHER COUNTERSHANG TANG0
TERRY BarryDE RASHER COUNTERFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE0
TERRY MaryWOULDUBEWELLCONNOLLYLIGHT N STRIKEBOREHAM BILLECLAIR SURF 0
HUMPHREYS JulesPAISLEY PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINWOULDUBEWELLMINELLA BUSTERSAM BARTON0
GEMMELL AndrewKILLER CLOWN PAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIE SHANG TANGJEMIMA P 0
HOSEGOOD FredGOLD LINKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINVOICE OF CALMBOREHAM BILLDO YOU THINK 0
FRIEDBERGER JPW ECLAIR SURF KILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSHANG TANGVOICE OF CALM0
POWELL Mike BUSTER THOMAS GOLD LINKHANG IN THERE MANOFTHEMOUNTAINTOP DOG 0
MUSTOE NickMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTONRED ROOKIEKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN0
O'BRIEN Susannah MINELLA BUSTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADORMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK0
VERYARD Richard (1)MANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE ROCKY LAKE SAM BARTONYOUNG BUTLER 0
VERYARD Richard (2)BIGBADMATTIE STORMLORDWOULDUBEWELLHANG IN THEREVOICEOFCALM0
PLATTS Christine GOLD LINKRED ROOKIE WOULDUBEWELLVOICE OF CALMSAM BARTON0
BEALE Jeff & DianeRED ROOKIE KILLER CLOWNHANG IN THEREVOICE OF CALMMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN0
TURNER Nicky HAWK'S WELLSAM BARTON TARAHUMARASTORM LORDNOLLYADOR 0
REID StanCONNELLYNOLLYADOR DE RASHER COUNTERPAISLEY PARKMUMBO JUMBO0
REID GillMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADORTEDWIN HILLSTABLE THIRTY FOURRED ROOKIE0