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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
SYDER TimDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK55
PATA CorradoDE RASHER COUNTERJUBILYMPICSMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK53
DAVIES Will (1)DE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK52
LAVELLE JonathonDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK52
KING Molly (1)DE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK52
VERYARD RichardFORTUNATE GEORGEHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY52
HUMPHREYS Jules (1)DE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHANG IN THEREMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK51
WEBSTER Michael (1)HANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK50
GEMMELL AndrewDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE49
MASON SallyDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE49
DAVIES SarahDE RASHER COUNTERNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKSHANG TANGTHUNDERSTRUCK48
WALL ArthurCELTIC JOYDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK47
ROCHESTER Harriet (2)DOLLNAMIXHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKPEMBERLEYTHUNDERSTRUCK46
KIMBER LaurieDE RASHER COUNTERIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKPEMBERLEYSHANG TANG46
ATTWATER PaulDAGUENEAUJUBILYMPICSMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK46
BLAND SimonDE RASHER COUNTERHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY45
MILLS John & FamilyDOC PENFROHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKPRIVATE MALONE44
FANSHAWE Karrie (2)DOC PENFROFONTSANTAMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK44
FANSHAWE Karrie (1)DE RASHER COUNTERHAWK'S WELLJUBILYMPICSMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK43
BETLAMINI BradyFONTSANTAHANG IN THEREJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA42
QUINLAN NickDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCKVIVA VITTORIA42
RODGERS CurlyDO YOU THINKFLYING NUNHANG IN THEREJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARK42
SMART LynneDAGUENEAUHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE42
COPLAND JoannaDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAFORTUNATE GEORGEPAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAY42
FISHER AliceDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKPEMBERLEYTHE SWEENEY41
SCRIVENER LauraDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHIGHLY PRIZEDMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK41
TREACY GordonDE RASHER COUNTERÉCLAIR SURFHAWK'S WELLPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK41
MUSTOE NickIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNFONTSANTA41
LAVELLE AmphreyDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHOI POLLOINAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK41
NICHOLLS ZeldaDE RASHER COUNTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKTIERRA VERDEVIVA VITTORIA40
ROCHESTER Harriet (1)DE RASHER COUNTERJEMIMA PMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE40
TERRY Barry (2)DE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE40
DORMAN MilesÉCLAIR SURFHOI POLLOIMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK40
MAJOR LouHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESHIROCCAN ROLL40
PURVIS AndrewHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE39
HUMPHREYS Jules (2)JUBILYMPICSKILLER CLOWNNAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE38
JUSON JohnDAGUENEAUHIGHLY PRIZEDHOI POLLOIPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE38
BARKER JuliaCELTIC JOYHEAD FOR THE HILLSMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON37
GRIFFITHS RoddyDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAGUNFLEETJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARK37
WESTON FionaCLOSING CEREMONYDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAJUBILYMPICSPAISLEY PARK37
POMFORD BrookeDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYFONTSANTAPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK37
ROLL StephenDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK37
LAVELLE RichardDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKSHANG TANG37
LANE ElspethDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY36
LAVELLE JohnDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCARFLEMCARANAMIB DANCERPAISLEY PARK36
TERRY AnitaDE RASHER COUNTERMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONSHIROCCAN ROLL36
FOWLER RupertDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAIRISH PROPHECYKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK36
LAVELLE EdwardDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHIGHLY PRIZEDKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK36
VERITY JennyDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYÉCLAIR SURFOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK36
CLIFFORD-KINGSMILL IsabelDOWN THE HIGHWAYHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK36
MOORE Teddy & EstherDE RASHER COUNTERHAWK'S WELLKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE36
SIEFF JeniEASTERLYFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON35
BAXTER PaulDE RASHER COUNTERHANG IN THEREMISTY BLOOMTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE35
STEPHENS CharlesDOWN THE HIGHWAYHANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTHOOR CASTLE35
BELL LaurieDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAHAWK'S WELLHIGHLY PRIZEDPAISLEY PARK35
MACINTOSH GordonDE RASHER COUNTERHIGHLY PRIZEDOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA35
MITFORD-SLADE PatrickDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCARIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKSHIROCCAN ROLL35
POWELL MikeDE RASHER COUNTERGUNFLEETIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKPROPHETS PRAYER35
RADCLIFFE MarkFLEMCARAFLYING NUNHANG IN THEREOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK35
COLLISON JohnDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE35
BEALE Jeff & DianeDE RASHER COUNTERFLYING NUNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIETHE SWEENEY35
CASTLE PatBOREHAM BILLBUSTER THOMASIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE34
LING MartinDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAGUNFLEETPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE34
PLATTS JonDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE34
POMFORD BruceCELTIC JOYHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNOLD RASCALSSHANG TANG33
STEVENS JoÉCLAIR SURFOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKPRIVATE MALONETHUNDERSTRUCK32
DUNCAN PaulaHIGHLY PRIZEDKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKPRIVATE MALONERED ROOKIE32
SCOTT VictoriaDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY31
SMART DavidDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYENNISCOFFEY OSCARGUNFLEETPAISLEY PARK31
NICHOL DeirdreDOWN THE HIGHWAYMANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEY31
LAVELLE EmilyDOWN THE HIGHWAYFONTSANTAPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLETHUNDERSTRUCK31
METCALFE SarahDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAHANG IN THEREHIGHLY PRIZEDLADY MARKBY30
TERRY Barry (1)FLEMCARAFREEDOM RUNHANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE30
RICHARDSON SarahDE RASHER COUNTEROLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTIERRA VERDEVIVA VITTORIA30
TRAVIS PetaDE RASHER COUNTERENNISCOFFEY OSCARGUNFLEETLADY MARKBYPAISLEY PARK30
CADD IanÉCLAIR SURFKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLEVIVA VITTORIA30
MAJOR AlanENNISCOFFEY OSCARIRISH PROPHECYPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESAM BARTON30
SYDER CharlotteDOWN THE HIGHWAYENNISCOFFEY OSCARKILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKTHUNDERSTRUCK28
PLATT HenryDE RASHER COUNTERFONTSANTAGUNFLEETHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWN26
MILLETT Alison & TonyFONTSANTAHAWK'S WELLMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA26
FLOOK SusieBELLE EMPRESSBONNIE LASSDOWN THE HIGHWAYGREY FOXPAISLEY PARK26
OFFEN SusanDOWN THE HIGHWAYHIGHLY PRIZEDJEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK26
BATTLE NicholasDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE25
BATTLE SuzanneDOWN THE HIGHWAYJEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHOOR CASTLE25
DAVIES Will (2)ÉCLAIR SURFHANG IN THEREHAWK'S WELLOLD RASCALSTHOOR CASTLE24
WEBSTER Michael (2)JEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE24
HOWE JoanFONTSANTAOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKSILENT ASSISTANTWATER WAGTAIL23
FRIEDBERGER JohnCELTIC JOYDE RASHER COUNTERFREEDOM RUNOLD RASCALSPRIVATE MALONE22
FORAN Mike & SueBOREHAM BILLDAGUENEAUFLYING NUNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTHOOR CASTLE22
DAVIES Dr TomDE RASHER COUNTERÉCLAIR SURFHAWK'S WELLJOYRIDERNAMIB DANCER21
PRATT CarolineDOWN THE HIGHWAYOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONSILENT ASSISTANT21
SMITH A EDE RASHER COUNTERFLEMCARAGUNFLEETMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTHE SWEENEY20
LAVELLE AnneFONTSANTAGUNFLEETJEMIMA PPAISLEY PARKVIVA VITTORIA20
REEVE MaxCELTIC JOYÉCLAIR SURFFLEMCARAHAWK'S WELLJOYRIDER16
KING Molly (2)ENNISCOFFEY OSCARKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPEMBERLEYRESOLUTE BAY16
WILLIAMS SheilaDE RASHER COUNTERDOWN THE HIGHWAYFONTSANTAPROPHETS PRAYERRED ROOKIE16
WILLIAMS PhilDOWN THE HIGHWAYHIGHLY PRIZEDPEMBERLEYSAM BARTONTHOOR CASTLE15
PANTON-LEWIS CatherineDOC PENFRODOWN THE HIGHWAYENNISCOFFEY OSCARNAMIB DANCEROLD RASCALS15
MOORE MichelleDOC PENFROFONTSANTAKILLER CLOWNPROPHETS PRAYERTHUNDERSTRUCK15
HANDS JackieCLOSING CEREMONYMISTY BLOOMOLD RASCALSTHE SWEENEYTHOOR CASTLE10