The Point to Point Yard
The ‘pointing yard’ has evolved over the years from having a retired ex-chaser for some weekend fun to now having 3 or 4 mixed types in training including a range of open horses, maidens and unraced youngsters. The ones that we have ‘on the market’ tend to be brought in from Irish points having shown form without necessarily winning, the beauty of them being with us in prep for an English point is we can get a better guide as to their ability whilst they are here. Milanford is a perfect example of this. He was placed a couple of times in 5yo points, came to us as a 6yo and won first time. He has now been placed in a Grade 2 novice chase for Nick Mitchell and rated 140.
Our facilities include, horse-walker, lunge ring, menage and circular gallop.
Entering our 8th season, we have trained 19 winners from 53 runners at 35% strike-rate. The Last But One was crowned leading National Young Horse in 2019 after collecting 6 wins (2 on the same card!).
Horses to go through the yard and win under rules include Orchardstown Cross (3 wins inc Newbury and £27k), Goldencard (4 wins and £30k), Love The Leader (10 wins and £46k) and only recently Song Of The Hunter won at the first time of asking over hurdles and been placed on all completed starts. This year, Starsky won on the opening day at Ottery before going on to win for Dan Skelton at Warwick on his first outing for him.
Art Mauresque – winner at Cottenham 29th December 2019 for Mrs Johnny de la Hey.