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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
Michelle Owens
Racing Groom
Dan William Currie
Racing Groom
Gordon Traecy
Work Rider
Brady Betlamini
Racing Groom
Matt Currie
Racing Groom
Lisa Gale
Racing Groom
Meg Lyth
Racing Groom
Laurie Bell
Racing Groom
Timmy Murphy
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
Lisa Parrott
Racing Groom
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Gordon MacIntosh
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Mike Powell
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Anne Lavelle
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Harriet Rochester 174
Will Davies 1
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Zelda Nicholls
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Laurie Kimber
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Richard Lavelle72
Paul Weston70
Sheila Williams
68
Dave Smart
67
Julia Barker65
Steve Roll
64
Kieran Ryan
63
Phil Williams60
Rupert Fowler 2
60
Patrick Mitford-Slade60
Ken & Becky Brown
59
Alan Major
58
Jon Platts
58
Eoin Linehan 1
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Jonathon Lavelle57
Jeremy & Beck Adams
57
Laura Scrivener
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Barry Fenton
55
Mike & Sue Foran
55
Edward Lavelle
53
Miles Dorman
53
Alan Weston53
John Juson52
Anita Terry
49
Sarah Davies
48
Mark Radcliffe
45
Catherine Devereux
45
Laurie Bell
38
Jenny Verity
35
Annie Smith35
Katrina Stanhope-White
35
Victoria Scott33
Barry Terry 1
32
John Friedberger
29
Maxine Reeve29
Eoin Linehan 2
29
John Lavelle27
Amphrey Lavelle
27
Sophie Hepworth
26
John Keating
25
Jeff and Diane Beale
25
Bruce Pomford24
Nancy Pomford
24
Harriet Rochester 2
24
Colin Donald24
Nicky Haigh
23
Sarah Dew
23
Sarah Metcalfe
22
Kay Veryard
22
Caroline Pratt 2
22
Nicholas Battle
22
Alison Millet
21
Peta Travis20
Beverley Ham
20
Lou Major
19
Jo Stevens
19
Paul Baxter19
Alice Fisher
18
Brooke Pomford
18
Joanna Copland
17
Caroline Pratt
17
Corrado Pata
17
Jackie Hands16
Chive Colquoun 15
Tony Millett15
James Haigh
14
Anne Colquhoun
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Will Davies 2
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Barry Terry 2
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Rupert Fowler 1
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Mark Wall
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Swanbridge Bloodstock
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Richard Veryard
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John Veryard
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Joanna Friedberger
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NameHorse 1Horse 2Horse 3Horse 4Horse 5
Alan MajorEnniscoffey OscarGunfleetIrish ProphecyJavertPaisley Park
Alan WestonBalibourIrish ProphecyOld RascalsPaisley ParkThe Bunnyman
Alice FisherFlemcaraFortunate GeorgeGunfleetIrish ProphecyJavert
Anne ColquhounBalibourFontsantaJavertReelingintheyearsSilent Assistant
Anne LavelleBoomarangDown The HighwayGunfleetPaisley ParkViva Vittoria
Barry Terry 1Buster ThomasDe Rasher CounterEnniscoffey OscarJavertTalent To Amuse
Barry Terry 2 Irish ProphecyMajestic MollBoomarang (Reserve)Shang TangWoodukheleyfit
Beverley HamBoomarangFlemcaraJemima PSilent AssistantThunderstruck
Bruce PomfordCeltic JoyGunfleet Shang TangThe BunnymanViva Vittoria
Caroline PrattGunfleetIrish ProphecyOld RascalsSilent AssistantVendredi Trois
Clive ColquhounEnniscoffey OscarFlemcaraFontsantaIrish ProphecyReelingintheyears
Edward LavelleDown The HighwayEnniscoffey OscarJoyriderPaisley ParkReelingintheyears
Gordon MacIntoshDe Rasher CounterFlemcaraGunfleetPaisley ParkViva Vittoria
Harriet Rochester (1)BoomarangBuster ThomasDe Rasher CounterFreedom Run Paisley Park
Jackie HandsBoomarangChelsea FlyerEnniscoffey OscarIrish ProphecyOld Rascals
Jenny VerityDe Rasher CounterDown The HighwayEnniscoffey Oscar FlemcaraOld Rascals
John FriedbergerBuster ThomasDe Rasher CounterFlemcaraIrish ProphecyReelingintheyears
John JusonDissavrilDown The Highway Namib DancerPaisley ParkThe Bunnyman
John KeatingEnniscoffey OscarFortunate GeorgeReelingintheyears Shiroccan RollViva Vittoria
John LavelleDe Rasher CounterEnniscoffey OscarFortunate GeorgeJavert Not Normal
John VeryardAllez JacquesFull IrishHigh NoonNot Normal Silent Assistant
John PlattsFlemcara GunfleetPaisley ParkMajestic MollShangtang
Jonathon LavelleDown The HighwayEnniscoffey OscarGunfleetIrish ProphecyPaisley Park
Julia Barker BoomaranfJavertPaisley ParkReelingintheyearsVendredi Trois
Katrina Stanhope-WhiteBoomarangDe Rasher CounterFlemcaraIrish ProphecyShiroccan Roll
Kay VeryardDe Rasher Counter Fonsanta Irish ProphecyJoyriderPemberley
Ken and Becky BrownChelsea Flyer Enniscoffey OscarFortunate GeorgeFox AppealPaisley Park
Kieran RyanDe Rasher Counter DissavrilEnniscoffey OscarIrish Prophecy Paisley Park
Laura ScrivenerForget Me KnotJavertNot NormalPaisley ParkReelingintheyears
Laurie BellBoomarangDe Rasher CounterEnniscoffey Oscar Irish ProphecyViva Vittoria
Laurie KimberIrish ProphecyPaisley ParkShiroccan RollThunderstruckViva Vittoria
Lou Major BoomarangEnniscoffey OscarIrish ProphecyJavertNot Normal
Mark RadcliffeBoomarangDe Rasher CounterEnniscoffey OscarFlemcara Viva Vittoria
Mark WallEniscoffey OscarFortunate GeorgeFreedom RunJavert Reelingintheyears
Maxine ReeveFlemcaraFull IrishHawk's WellProphets PrayerViva Vittoria
Mike and Sue ForanBoreham BillDissavriFonsanta Irish ProphecyPaisley Park
Mike PowellBuster ThomasDe Rasher Counter Enniscoffey Oscar JavertPaisely Park
Miles DormanEnniscoffey OscarFortunate George GunfleetLady MarkbyPaisley Park
Nancy PomfordGunfleetMajestic MollNot NormalShiroccan RollThe Bunnyman
Nicholas BattleBoomarangFlemcaraFull Irish Pawn StarVendredi Trois
Nicky HaighDe Rasher CounterEnniscoffey OscarFortunate George Irish ProphecyThe Sweeney
Patrick Mitford-SladeBoomarangFlemcaraFortunate George Irish ProphecyPaisley Park
Paul BaxterBoomarangFlemcaraFortunate GeorgeGunfleetLady Markby
Paul WestonBalibourBuster ThomasDe Rasher CounterDissavrilPaisley Park
Peta TravisEnniscoffey OscarGunfleetIrish Prophecy JavertShiroccan Roll
Phil WilliamsBoreham BilllDissavrilDown The Highway FonsantPaisley Park
Richard LavelleBoomarangDe Rasher CounterEnniscoffey OscarNot NormalPaisley Park
Richard VenyardChelsea FlyerEniscoffey OscarFull IrishIrish ProphecyJoyrider
Rupert Fowler 1Fonsanta Full IrishIrish ProphecyJavertMr Fenton
Rupert Fowler 2Buster ThomasFull IrishJavertMr FentonPaisley Park
Sarah DaviesJoyriderNamib Dancer Paisley ParkShangtangThe Bunnyman
Sarah DewEnniscoffey OscarFlemcaraFox AppealReelingintheyearsWater Wagtail
Sarah MetcalfeDe Rasher CounterDissavriFlemcaraIrish ProphecyLady Markby
Sheila WilliamsDe Rasher Counter Not NormalPaisley ParkTalent To AmuseThe Sweeney
Steve RollChelsea FlyerDe Rasher CounterDissavrilGunfleetPaisley Park
Swanbridge BloodstockBoomarangForget Me KnotFreedom RunTruly AmazingWhat A Hoot
Tony MillettForget Me KnotLady MarkbyDissavrilFlemingsViva Vittoria
Victoria ScottDe Rasher CounterFlemcaraFonsanta Fortunate GeorgeOld Rascals
Will Davies 1BoomarangDe Rasher CounterFlemcaraNamib DancerPaisley Park
Will Davies 2Belle EmpressEnniscoffey OscarIrish ProphecyNot NormalThunderstruck
Zelda NichollsDe Rasher CounterJemima PMajestic MollPaisley ParkPemberley
Alison MillettAct of SupremacyBoomarangJoyriderFlemcara (Reserve)Viva Vittoria
Amphrey LavelleBlushing RedEnniscoffey OscarFlemcaraShiroccan RollSilent Assistant
Annie SmithDe Rasher CounterFlemcaraNot NormalThe SweeneyThunderstruck
Barry FentonEnniscoffey OscarFlemcaraJemima PPaisley ParkReelingintheyears
Brooke PomfordEnniscoffey OscarFlemcaraFortunate GeorgeShiroccan RollThe Bunnyman
Caroline Pratt (2)BalibourDown The HighwayFlemcaraFortunate GeorgeVendredi Trois
Catherine DevereuxBoomarangDe Rasher CounterFlemcaraMajestic MollShiroccan Roll
Colin DonaldBalibourBoomarangDe Rasher CounterHawk's WellReelingintheyears
Corrado PataBoomarangDissavrilShang TangSilent AssistantVendredi Trois
Dave SmartDe Rasher CounterDissavrilEnniscoffey OscarGunfleetPaisley Park
Eoin Linehan (1)Irish ProphecyPaisley ParkProphets PrayerTalent To AmuseThunderstruck
Eoin Linehan (2)Boreham BillDe Rasher CounterFull IrishPemberleyShiroccan Roll
Harriet Rochester (2)Enniscoffey OscarFlemcaraForget Me KnotJavertShiroccan Roll
Colin DonaldBalibourBoomarangDe Rasher CounterHawk's WellReelingintheyears
James HaighDissavrilFortunate GeorgeFull IrishJavertThe Sweeney
Jeff & Diane BealeBoomarangFlemcaraGunfleetMajestic Moll (Reserve)Vendredi Trois
Jeremy & Becky AdamsEnniscoffey OscarFontsantaGunfleetPaisley Park Fortunate George (Reserve)
Jo StevensBoomarangDown The HighwayEnniscoffey OscarGunfleetPrivate Malone
Joanna CoplandChelsea FlyerFlemcaraFortunate GeorgeJavertNot Normal
Joanna FriedbergerFreedom RunHawk's WellJemima PPrivate MaloneSilent Assistant
Sophie HepworthDe Rasher CounterDissavrilEnniscoffey OscarFlemcaraFortunate George