The Yard

Understand what it takes to rear a winning racehorse, along with the necessary processes and facilities.

Three yards, including one of the UK’s most successful jumping yards, equine pools and on-site vets all form the surface of Grange Hill Farm. There’s a serene area for resting or recovering horses, away from the daily bustle – which looks something like this:  

The diary of a Twiston-Davies racehorse

Every day Monday-Saturday, at 5:30am the horses enjoy breakfast. Two hours later the first lot are out on the gallops preparing to canter uphill.

Four lots of gallops each morning see around 80 horses come to life bright and early. They’re then washed and brushed down, wrapped up warm and guided to the paddocks, to graze at leisure ‘til mid afternoon.

Twice a week there’ll be some schooling. 

Supper’s at 5:00 before bedtime.

Sundays start a bit later at 8:00, unless runners are out Monday or Tuesday then they’ll need some exercise.