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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
Laura Scrivener
Travelling Head Girl
Jack Wildman
Conditional Jockey
Joe Anderson
Conditional Jockey
Charlotte Wootton
Work Rider
Timmy Murphy
Work Rider
Gordon Traecy
Work Rider
Lisa Gale
Racing Groom
Meg Lyth
Racing Groom
Lorraine Ellison
Racing Groom
Megan Newlyn
Racing Grooom
Becca James
Racing Groom
Laurie Bell
Racing Groom
Lisa Parrott
Work Rider
Phoebe Hewick
Racing Groom
Rachel Goodwin
Racing Groom
Romilly Dennis
Racing Groom
Katrina Stanhope-White
Secretary
Jules Humphries
Secretary
Paula Duncan
Racing Groom
Maxine Reeve
Racing Groom
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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FINAL STANDINGS : as at 27th April 2022 (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
BELLAMY KerryDREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNLIGHT N STRIKEWOULDUBEWELL65
POMFORD BrookeEUREKA CREEKHUNTING BROOKLIGHT N STRIKE TOP DOG VOICE OF CALM 60
SMART David (1)DREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUN MUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARK TOP DOG 60
FOWLER Rupert (1)KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIESAM BARTONVOICE OF CALM59
LAVELLE AmphreyECLAIR SURF FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNLIGHT N STRIKEMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN58
VERITY Jenny (1)AHEAD OF THE FIELD DREAM IN THE PARKECLAIR SURFMUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARK 54
SCOTT Victoria (1)ROCKY LAKESAM BARTON THUNDERSTRUCKVOICE OF CALM YOUNG BUTLER54
GRIFFITHS RoddyKILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIE PAISLEY PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINWOULDUBEWELL53
SMART J A JEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIEVOICE OF CALM53
LANGTON DollyFLEMCARAPAISLEY PARKSILENT ASSISTANTTHUNDERSTRUCKVOICE OF CALM50
DINGWALL CharlesHIGHLY PRIZEDJEMIMA PPAISLEY PARKVOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELL49
JACKSON JaneRED ROOKIE TOP DOG SAM BARTONPAISLEY PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN49
SCRIVENER Laura EUREKA CREEKKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON49
CLAYDEN BarryEUREKA CREEKHANG IN THERE PAISLEY PARK TEDWIN HILLSVOICE OF CALM47
HUMPHREYS JulesPAISLEY PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINWOULDUBEWELLMINELLA BUSTERSAM BARTON47
MOORE Teddy & EstherAHEAD OF THE FIELDKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE47
WILLIAMS PhilipDREAM IN THE PARKFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNRED ROOKIERUNSWICK BAY47
BELL DonaldCONNOLLY MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIEVOICE OF CALM46
BURROUGH BryanECLAIR SURF FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADOR46
LAVELLE AnneYOUNG BUTLER WOULDUBEWELLVOICE OF CALMTEDWIN HILLSSHAN TANG45
FOWLER Rupert (2)AHEAD OF THE FIELDMINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIESAM BARTONVOICE OF CALM45
PLATTS Christine GOLD LINKRED ROOKIE WOULDUBEWELLVOICE OF CALMSAM BARTON45
TERRY Mary BOREHAM BILLCONNOLLYECLAIR SURFLIGHT N STRIKEWOULDUBEWELL45
FRIEDBERGER JPW ECLAIR SURF KILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSHANG TANGVOICE OF CALM44
ROCHESTER Harriet (1)KILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTER MUMBO JUMBOPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTON 44
MAJOR AlanAHEAD OF THE FIELD ECLAIR SURF MINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIE SAM BARTON42
BURROUGH PhillippaECLAIR SURFMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADORSAM BARTONYONG BUTLER42
LANE ElspethMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARKVOICE OF CALM42
BELL Laurie (2)DREAM IN THE PARKEUREKA CREEKKILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTON42
STEVENS JoKILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIE SAM BARTONWOULDUBEWELL42
SMART David (2)ECLAIR SURFJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK SHANG TANG 42
VERYARD Richard MANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE ROCKY LAKE SAM BARTONYOUNG BUTLER 42
MASON Sally BIG FISH FLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNOLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK42
SMART Lynne (2)JEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKSAM BARTONYOUNG BUTLER41
KIMBER MargaretDREAM IN THE PARKKILLER CLOWNPEMBERLEYSAM BARTONWILD WILBUR41
LAVELLE EdwardFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESAM BARTON41
REEVE Max (2)ECLAIR SURFFLEMCARAGOLD LINKRED ROOKIEWOULDUBEWELL40
PATA Corrado (2)HANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRED ROOKIE39
DIXEY BrianDO YOU THINKKILLER CLOWN MINELLA BUSTER MISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK 39
BEALE Jeff & DianeRED ROOKIEKILLER CLOWNHANG IN THEREVOICE OF CALMMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN38
METCALFE SarahFLEMCARAKILLER CLOWNPITCH IT UP SAM BARTONVOICE OF CALM38
NICHOLLS ZeldaBIGBADMATTIEDE RASHER COUNTERGOLD LINKPAISLEY PARK WOULDUBEWELL37
HEPWORTH SophieAHEAD OF THE FIELDKILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTERNOLLYADORRED ROOKIE37
ROCHESTER Harriet (2)BOREHAM BILLPAISLEY PARK SILENT ASSISTANTSHANG TANGYOUNG BUTLER37
VERYARD RuBIGBADMATTIE STORM LORDWOULDUBEWELLHANG IN THEREVOICEOFCALM36
O'BRIEN Susannah MINELLA BUSTERMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADORMISTY BLOOMPAISLEY PARK36
GEMMELL AndrewKILLER CLOWN PAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIE SHANG TANGJEMIMA P 36
LYTH Meg KILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAYSHANG TANG 36
DAVIES Will (1)KILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMUMBO JUMBO WILD WILBUR YOUNG BUTLER 35
TERRY Barry (1) DE RASHER COUNTERFLYING NUNKILLER CLOWN MANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIE 35
KIMBER LaurieECLAIR SURFMUMBO JUMBONOLLYADORPEMBERLEYSHANG TANG34
RAWSON MaureenECLAIR SURF GUARD DUTYJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINVOICE OF CALM34
MILLETT AlisonDE RASHER COUNTERJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINVOICE OF CALMWOULDUBEWELL 34
BAXTER SarahECLAIR SURFFLEMCARA JEMIMA PKILLER CLOWNSAM BARTON34
POMFORD BruceAHEAD OF THE FIELDEUREKA CREEKKING'S THRESHOLDMUMBO JUMBORED ROOKIE33
DAVIES Will (2)ECLAIR SURFNOLLYADORRED ROOKIE SAM BARTONSHANG TANG33
BELLAMY TomAHEAD OF THE FIELDKING'S THRESHOLDPAISLEY PARK SAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS33
LAVELLE RichardRED ROOKIESHANG TANGSILENT ASSISTANTTHUNDERSTRUCK WOULDUBEWELL33
BELL Laurie (1) TEDWIN HILLSTOP DOGDREAM IN THE PARKMUMBO JUMBOMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN31
OFFEN SusanBOREHAM BILLJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINTOP DOGWOULDUBEWELL31
MUSTOE NickMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTONRED ROOKIEKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN31
PATA Corrado (1)BOREHAM BILLJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWN MANOFTHEMOUNTAIN PAISLEY PARK31
RADCLIFFE MarkFLEMCARA JEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN PAISLEY PARKRUNSWICK BAY30
JUSON JohnGOLD LINKJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNSAM BARTONWOULDUBEWELL30
MACINTOSH GordonECLAIR SURFFLEMCARAMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESHANG TANG29
REEVE Max (1)ECLAIR SURFFLEMCARA GOLD LINKHAWK'S WELLSHIROCCAN ROLL29
BLAND SimonDE RASHER COUNTERGOLD LINKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINPAISLEY PARK RED ROOKIE29
WEBSTER Joanna (1)BUSTER THOMASDREAM IN THE PARK KILLER CLOWNSAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS29
WREN JamesMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSHANG TANGWOULDUBEWELLSAM BARTONNOLLYADOR 28
DAVIES Dr TomMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTON SHANG TANG TOP DOGWILD WILBUR28
ROBINSON SGOLD LINKHANG IN THERE JEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNPAISLEY PARK28
FORAN SusanBOREHAM BILLDREAM IN THE PARK JEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINTOP DOG27
REID StanCONNELLYNOLLYADOR DE RASHER COUNTERPAISLEY PARKMUMBO JUMBO27
BELLAMY SueBUSTER THOMASDO YOU THINKECLAIR SURF MANOFTHEMOUNTAINSAM BARTON27
PLATTS JonKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRED ROOKIESAM BARTON SHANG TANG27
FISHER Alice FLEMCARA HANG IN THERE MANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYDORTOP DOG 26
BAXTER PaulEASTERLYDO YOU THINKECLAIR SURF SHANG TANG RED ROOKIE26
STANHOPE-WHITE KatrinaJEMIMA PAHEAD OF THE FIELDKILLER CLOWNTEDWIN HILLSRED ROOKIE26
MAJOR LouAHEAD OF THE FIELDJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMINELLA BUSTER RED ROOKIE 25
HOLYOME AnthonyCONNOLLYFLEMCARA KILLER CLOWNMISTY BLOOMSAM BARTON24
TURNER Nicky HAWK'S WELLSAM BARTON TARAHUMARASTORM LORDNOLLYADOR 24
WEBSTER Joanna (2)AURELIA OR ECLAIR SURF HANG IN THEREMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMINELLA BUSTER23
TERRY Barry (2) BOREHAM BILLJEMIMA PSAM BARTONSHANG TANGVOICE OF CALM23
DAVIES SarahJEMIMA PKILLER CLOWNMANOFTHEMOUNTAINSAM BARTONWILD WILBUR23
BRUCE BeverleyAHEAD OF THE FIELDFLEMCARAJEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINPOINT HIM OUT23
CROWHURST AlanECLAIR SURFGOLD LINKGREY FOXHANG IN THERE RED ROOKIE22
SCOTT Victoria (2)FLEMCARAHANG IN THEREJEMIMA POLD RASCALSPAISLEY PARK 22
WEBSTER MichaelHANG IN THEREKILLER CLOWNMINELLA BUSTERSAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS22
SMART Lynne (1)GUARD DUTYHANG IN THEREMISTY BLOOMSTORM LORDVOICE OF CALM21
BELLAMY Robert GENERAL MEDRANOMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMUMBO JUMBO RED ROOKIESAM BARTON21
HOSEGOOD FredGOLD LINKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINVOICE OF CALMBOREHAM BILLDO YOU THINK 21
GRAHAM JonathanKING'S THRESHOLDTEDWIN HILLSMANOFTHEMOUNTAINEUREKA CREEKMUMBO JUMBO20
POWELL Mike BUSTER THOMAS GOLD LINKHANG IN THERE MANOFTHEMOUNTAINTOP DOG 20
SHARKEY AmyAURELIA ORDE RASHER COUNTERSAM BARTONSHANG TANGWOULDUBEWELL20
FORAN MichaelBOREHAM BILLJEMIMA P KILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOSAM BARTON20
WALLIS JohnAHEAD OF THE FIELDBOREHAM BILL FLEMCARAJEMIMA P SAM BARTON18
TRAVIS Peta AURELIA ORHANG IN THEREJEMIMA PMUSKOKA PAISLEY PARK18
CASINI Max DE RASHER COUNTERGUARD DUTYGENERAL MEDRANOVOICE OF CALMTABLE THIRTY FOUR17
REID GillMANOFTHEMOUNTAINNOLLYADORTEDWIN HILLSTABLE THIRTY FOURRED ROOKIE16
STEPHENS Charles JEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAIN MISTY BLOOMRED ROOKIESHANG TANG 15
ROLL SteveBRICKLAGGERJEMIMA PKILLER CLOWNMUMBO JUMBOSHANG TANG15
BARNES SueFLEMCARA AHEAD OF THE FIELDPITCH IT UPHIGHLY PRIZED JEMIMA P13
JACOBS PaulDREAM IN THE PARKMANOFTHEMOUNTAINQUEEN ANTOINETTETWO TO TANGOVUNIPOLA13
BATTLE NickJEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINMISTY BLOOMSAM BARTONTEDWIN HILLS13
WESTON AlanTEDWIN HILLS SAM BARTONMUMBO JUMBOMANOFTHEMOUNTAINRAJARAN13
GRUNDY TessaBOREHAM BILLBUSTER THOMASJEMIMA PSHIROCCAN ROLLWILD WILBUR13
MILLETT TonyDE RASHER COUNTEREASTERLYJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMINELLA BUSTER12
BEACH LeonardJEMIMA PMANOFTHEMOUNTAINMASTER MILLINER RED ROOKIETEDWIN HILLS11
VERITY Jenny (2)HANG IN THERE JEMIMA P MANOFTHEMOUNTAINOLD RASCALSSAM BARTON9
LING MartinBUSTER THOMAS DE RASHER COUNTER FLEMCARA HANG IN THERESHIROCCAN ROLL7
WIXON IanMUMBO JUMBOMASTER MILLINERHIGHLY PRIZEDDE RASHER COUNTERSHANG TANG4