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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
Jack Wildman
Conditional Jockey
Joe Anderson
Conditional Jockey
Becca James
Travelling Head Girl
Meg Andrews
Work Rider
Charlotte Wootton
Work Rider
Zach Robinson
Racing Groom
Ronan Slevin
Racing Groom
Gordon Traecy
Work Rider
Lisa Gale
Racing Groom
Lorraine Ellison
Racing Groom
Megan Newlyn
Racing Grooom
Laurie Bell
Racing Groom
Lisa Parrott
Work Rider
Phoebe Hewick
Racing Groom
Romilly Dennis
Racing Groom
Katrina Stanhope-White
Secretary
Jules Humphries
Secretary
Maxine Reeve
Racing Groom
Phil Williams
Gallop man
Corrado Pata
Assistant gallop man
CURRENT STANDINGS : as at 18th January (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
JAMES, BeccaDREAM IN THE PARKHANG IN THEREKING'S THRESHOLDSAM BARTON VOICE OF CALM30
HAYWARD, MichaelHANG IN THEREONEANDAHALFDEGREESPAISLEY PARK PORTER IN THE PARK REBEL INTENTIONS30
LING, Martin CAPTAIN BROOMFIELDDAGUENEAUDREAM IN THE PARKFEDELTAPAISLEY PARK29
TERRY, Mary CONNOLLY HANG IN THEREHARDY FELLA MIKHALIAPAISLEY PARK29
SCOTT, VictoriaBETHPAGEDAGUENEAUDE RASHER COUNTERMINELLA BUSTERPAISLEY PARK28
SMART, TonyJEMIMA PLIGHT N STRIKE MUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARK VOICE OF CALM28
GEMMELL, Andrew (1)PAISLEY PARK PORTER IN THE PARK RED ROOKIE TIGHTENOURBELTS VOICE OF CALM27
GRAHAM, Jonathan BIG FISH EUREKA CREEK KING'S THRESHOLD PAISLEY PARK TOP DOG 25
JUSON, JohnCAPTAIN BROOMFIELD DREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUNHANG IN THEREWOULDUBEWELL23
ANDERSON, Joe DREAM IN THE PARKMINELLA BUSTERRED ROOKIE VOICE OF CALM YOUNG BUTLER23
GEMMELL, Andrew (2)BERTIE BLUE DE RASHER COUNTER FLYING NUN HANG IN THERE MINELLA BUSTER 22
SMART, Lynne (2)BERTIE BLUEGUARD DUTYPAISLEY PARK WHAT'S ONE MOREYOUNG BUTLER 21
ALLEN, DavidDREAM IN THE PARKHANG IN THERE NOLLYADOR TEDWIN HILLSYOUNG BUTLER20
SMART, Lynne (1)BIG FISH CAPTAIN BROOMFIELDDREAM IN THE PARK MUMBO JUMBOROCKY LAKE20
ROCHESTER, Harriet (2)FLYING NUNMUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARKPITCH IT UPTARAHUMARA20
GRIFFITHS, RoddyDREAM IN THE PARKFEDELTAMINELLA BUSTERRED ROOKIE ROCKY LAKE 19
HALPERN, StuartDE RASHER COUNTERDREAM IN THE PARKHARDY FELLAPOINT HIM OUTREBEL INTENTIONS19
ROCHESTER, Harriet (1)BERTIE BLUE DREAM IN THE PARK SAM BARTONVOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELL19
ELLIOT, AshleyHANG IN THERELIGHT N STRIKEPEMBERLEY RED ROOKIE SAM BARTON18
FRIEDBURGER, JohnDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THERERUNSWICK BAY SAM BARTON SHANG TANG18
CROWHUST, AlanHANG IN THEREJEMIMA P LIGHT N STRIKE PORTER IN THE PARK YOUNG BUTLER 18
KIMBER, Laurie HANG IN THEREMUMBO JUMBOPEMBERLEYSHANG TANGTHE STREET 17
TREACY, Gordon CONNOLLY DE RASHER COUNTER DREAM IN THE PARK RED ROOKIE VOICE OF CALM 17
JACOBS, PaulDREAM IN THE PARK HARDY FELLAPORTER IN THE PARKTWO TO TANGOWOOLBERRY17
POWELL, MikeGENERAL MEDRANOKILLER CLOWN PAISLEY PARKTOP DOG WOULDUBEWELL 17
CLAYDEN, BARRYEUREKA CREEKHANG IN THEREKING'S THRESHOLDRED ROOKIEYOUNG BUTLER16
HUMPHREYS, Jules (1)PAISLEY PARK TARAHUMARA THE STREET WOULDUBEWELLYOUNG BUTLER 16
SMART, David (1) FLYING NUN NOLLYADOR PAISLEY PARK TOP DOG YOUNG BUTLER16
SINCLAIR, GrahamCAPTAIN BROOMFIELDCONNOLLYDO YOU THINKKINGS THRESHOLDSAM BARTON15
PLATTS, JohnDREAM IN THE PARKJEMIMA P RED ROOKIE TOP DOG YOUNG BUTLER 14
SYDER, CharlotteCONNOLLY HANG IN THEREJEMIMA PTARAHUMARAYOUNG BUTLER14
PRIOR-WANDESFORDE, JennyBERTIE BLUEBIG FISHDREAM IN THE PARKGALLOPING PRIDEMY SILVER LINING14
BARKER, Julia DE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNROCKY LAKE 14
DENNIS, RomillyCAMPSIE LINNDREAM IN THE PARKRED ROOKIETHE STREETVOICE OF CALM14
FOWLER, Rupert (1)DREAM IN THE PARKRED ROOKIETARAHUMARAVOICE OF CALMYOUNG BUTLER14
BELLAMY, KerryDREAM IN THE PARK PORTER IN THE PARK TABLE THIRTY FOUR TWO TO TANGOWOULDUBEWELL 14
LAVELLE, Amphrey CAPTAIN BROOMFIELD HARDY FELLA JEMIMA P NOLLYADOR PORTER IN THE PARK 14
DENNIS, RomillyCAMPSIE LINNDREAM IN THE PARK RED ROOKIETHE STREETVOICE OF CALM14
SLEVIN, RonanDREAM IN THE PARKKING'S THRESHOLD REBEL INTENTIONSTIGHTENOURBELTSYOUNG BUTLER14
BLAND, SimonHANG IN THEREPOINT HIM OUTRED ROOKIE SHANG TANG THE STREET13
VERYARD, RuthHANG IN THERE POINT HIM OUT TOP DOGTWO TO TANGOWHAT'S ONE MORE13
LLOYD, ClaireCAPTAIN BROOMFIELDGALLOPING PRIDEHANG IN THERENOLLYADORRED ROOKIE13
ELLISON, LorraineDE RASHER COUNTERDREAM IN THE PARK GALLOPING PRIDERED ROOKIEYOUNG BUTLER 13
MAJOR, LouAHEAD OF THE FIELDGALLOPING PRIDEMINELLA BUSTER MUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIE13
POMFORD, BruceDE RASHER COUNTER EUREKA CREEK KING'S THRESHOLDMUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIE 13
ELLIOTT, RalphDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREREBEL INTENTIONS THE STREETTWO TO TANGO13
HUMPHREYS, Jules (2)CONNOLLYEUREKA CREEK MUMBO JUMBO RED ROOKIE VOICE OF CALM 13
TURNER, ScottHANG IN THERELIGHT N STRIKETEDWIN HILLSTIGHTENOURBELTSYOUNG BUTLER13
LAVELLE, Anne (1)CAPTAIN BROOMFIELDJEMIMA PRED ROOKIE TARAHUMARA VOICE OF CALM11
BELLAMY, RobertDREAM IN THE PARK GALLOPING PRIDE RED ROOKIE TARAHUMARA WOULDUBEWELL10
REID, Stan DREAM IN THE PARKLIGHT N STRIKENOLLYADORTARAHUMARATOP DOG 10
WARD, TimBERTIE BLUE FLYING NUNHANG IN THERE LIGHT N STRIKEYOUNG BUTLER 10
FLYNN, PatrickBERTIE BLUEDREAM IN THE PARKFLEMCARAGALLOPING PRIDEREBEL INTENTIONS10
MAJOR, AlanGALLOPING PRIDE KILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIE TARAHUMARA 10
GRUNDY, TessaCLASSIC KINGGOLD LINKMINELLA BUSTER WILD WILBUR WOULDUBEWELL 10
STEVENS JoEUREKA CREEK GUARD DUTYRED ROOKIE TOP DOG WOULDUBEWELL10
VERITY, JennyCAPTAIN BROOMFIELDPEMBERLEY PORTER IN THE PARK SHANG TANGTOP DOG 10
SMART, David (2) GENERAL MEDRANOMUMBO JUMBO RED ROOKIE SAM BARTONTOP DOG 9
TERRY, Barry (2)BIG FISHKILER CLOWNKING'S THRESHOLDMUMBO JUMBO SHANG TANG 9
ALLEN, Angela CONNOLLY EUREKA CREEK FLYING NUN NOLLYADOR VOICE OF CALM9
MACINTOSH, GordonCANTY BAYEUREKA CREEK NOLLYADORVOICE OF CALM YOUNG BUTLER 9
SMART, J A EUREKA CREEK RED ROOKIE RUNSWICK BAY TOP DOG VOICE OF CALM9
WREN, James AHEAD OF THE FIELDBIG FISHHUNTING BROOKMUMBO JUMBORAJARAN8
REEVE, Max (1)FLEMCARA GENERAL MEDRANO GUARD DUTY HARDY FELLAWOULDUBEWELL8
BELLAMY, TomMUMBO JUMBOREBEL INTENTIONSROCKY LAKEVOICE OF CALMYOUNG BUTLER8
DINGWALL. CharliesJEMIMA PLADY CAROPORTER IN THE PARK TARAHUMARA TOP DOG 8
STANHOPE WHITE, Katrina FLYING NUNKING'S THRESHOLDLIGHT N STRIKETIGHTENOURBELTSVOICE OF CALM8
BELLAMY SueCAPTAIN BROOMFIELDJEMIMA PLADY CARO RED ROOKIEWOULDUBEWELL7
HAM, BeverleyAHEAD OF THE FIELD CAPTAIN BROOMFIELDFLEMCARA JEMIMA P WOULDUBEWELL7
HUBBARD, HannahAHEAD OF THE FIELDFLEMCARAHARDY FELLA JEMIMA PNOLLYADOR 7
NICHOLLS, ZeldaGOLD LINKJEMIMA PPEMBERLEY TOP DOG WOULDUBEWELL7
BURROUGH, PhilippaEUREKA CREEK HUNTING BROOKKILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIE TOP DOG7
BELL, Laurie (2)CONNOLLYDE RASHER COUNTERMUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIETEDWIN HILLS7
HEWICK, Phoebe HARDY FELLARED ROOKIETHE STREETVOICE OF CALMYOUNG BUTLER7
FISHER Alice FLYING NUNNOLLYADOR PEMBERLEY VOICE OF CALM YOUNG BUTLER7
MILLETT, TonyDE RASHER COUNTERLADY CARO RED ROOKIETARAHUMARA VOICE OF CALM7
LAVELLE, Anne (2)DE RASHER COUNTERNOLLYADOR PORTER IN THE PARK WOULDUBEWELLYOUNG BUTLER7
FOWLER, Rupert (2)NOLLYADORRED ROOKIETIGHTENOURBELTSVOICE OF CALMYOUNG BUTLER7
PATA, CorradoDREAM IN THE PARKHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE6
POMFORD, BrookeBETHPAGE EUREKA CREEKHUNTING BROOKLIGHT N STRIKE TOP DOG6
HOLYOME, TonyCONNOLLYFLEMCARA KILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOYOUNG BUTLER5
TRAVIS, Peta HUNTING BROOKJEMIMA P MUSKOKA TWO TO TANGOWOOLBERRY5
VERYARD, RichardFEDELTA RED ROOKIE ROCKY LAKESAM BARTONTHE STREET 5
CASINI, MaxGUARD DUTYHAWK'S WELLRED ROOKIETOP DOG WOULDUBEWELL5
BURROUGH, Bryan HUNTING BROOK RED ROOKIE THE STREETVOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELL5
FENTON, BarryKING'S THRESHOLDTARAHUMARA TEDWIN HILLS YOUNG BUTLER VOICE OF CALM5
BELL, Laurie (1)CLASSIC KINGCONNOLLYRED ROOKIETEDWIN HILLSVOICE OF CALM5
LAVELLE, RichardKILLER CLOWNPORTER IN THE PARKRED ROOKIEROCKY LAKE YOUNG BUTLER5
BARNES, SueAHEAD OF THE FIELD FLEMCARAFLYING NUNJEMIMA PONEANDAHALFDEGREES4
LAVELLE, EdwardLIGHT N STRIKE MUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIETARAHUMARA YOUNG BUTLER4
BAXTER, PaulDE RASHER COUNTERGALLOPING PRIDE HAWK'S WELLKING'S THRESHOLDYOUNG BUTLER 4
WIXON, Ian AHEAD OF THE FIELD DE RASHER COUNTER KING'S THRESHOLDNOLLYADORRED ROOKIE4
SYDER, TimRED ROOKIETOP DOGVOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELLYOUNG BUTLER4
WEBSTER, Michael RED ROOKIETOP DOG VOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELLYOUNG BUTLER4
BELLAMY, Archie GALLOPING PRIDE LADY CARO PORTER IN THE PARK TARAHUMARA WOULDUBEWELL4
MILLETT, Alison AHEAD OF THE FIELD GREY FOX LADY CAROPORTER IN THE PARKTHE STREET4
METCALFE, SarahAHEAD OF THE FIELDFLEMCARA PITCH IT UPRED ROOKIEVOICE OF CALM4
DAVIES, WillCAPTAIN BROOMFIELDNOLLYADORTOP DOGWILD WILBURYOUNG BUTLER 3
KIMBER, Margaret BERTIE BLUEFLYING NUNNOLLYADORPEMBERLEY ROCKET MAN 3
TURNER, Debbie BETHPAGE NOLLYADOR SHANG TANGTEDWIN HILLSTIGHTENOURBELTS3
BATTLE, NickFLEMCARAKILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIESHANG TANGTEDWIN HILLS1
JACKSON, JaneKILLER CLOWNLIGHT N STRIKE RED ROOKIE TARAHUMARA WOULDUBEWELL 1
WESTON, Alan CONNOLLYKING'S THRESHOLD NOLLYADOR ONEANDAHALFDEGREES RAJARAN 1
WILLIAMS, PhilFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWN RED ROOKIE TARAHUMARA TOP DOG1
MASON, SallyGOLD LINKMUSKOKA MY SILVER LININGROCKY LAKE TWO TO TANGO1
REEVE, Max (2)FLEMCARAGENERAL MEDRANOGOLD LINK HAWK'S WELLWOULDUBEWELL0
REID, GillNOLLYADORRED ROOKIE TARAHUMARA TEDWIN HILLSYOUNG BUTLER 0
TERRY, Barry (1)LIGHT N STRIKE NOLLYADOR RED ROOKIE TARAHUMARATOP DOG 0