Richard is the leading trainer in the North having trained 100+ winners for the past 6 seasons, including 235 in 2015 and we are very lucky to have him as part of the team. Having access to the best training facilities in the country Musley Bank is the perfect place to train winners. As last season proved with the Musley Bank team sending out 198 winners including Group 1, 2 and 3 level. Facilities include a mile gallop, indoor school, 7 horse walkers (you can never have enough of them), 2 treadmills and a spa. This combined with top staff behind the scenes makes for the ideal place to have horses in training.
Becky has made a cracking start to her training career. Having recently relocated to Howe Hills near Sedgefield, the facilities have been updated and added to and are second to none. Becky is extremely accommodating to each horse's individual needs and this has been richly rewarded this season with 21 wins (Flat & Jumps) so far and we are pleased to add her to the team.
Karl has proved on the big stage he's more then capable with the handling of Dual Group 1 winner Quiet Reflection. Having trained at Spigot Lodge since 2000 the Burkes have vastly improved the facilities and continue to do so. Slap bang in the middle of Middleham's High and Low Moor gallops, there really isn't a more beautiful part of the country to train and we look forward to enjoying plenty of success with Karl and his dedicated team.
Keith enjoyed plenty of success in a relatively short career in the saddle, riding almost 300 winners in a four year period before losing his battle with the scales and calling time in 2004. He has made a bright start in his second career with his highest profile performers to date being Listed scorers Maleficent Queen and Clem Fandango. Situated over the border in Carluke, facilities include AW Uphill/straight 5f gallop, horse walkers, indoor circular gallop and a schooling ground. We are really excited to have Keith on board and look forward to seeing what the future holds.
As well as Our Trainers a lot of the work beforehand is down to the Barry and Stef Keniry team. They do all our pre training and breaking and have a wealth of experience between them. Based in Middleham they are ideally situated and have access to the same gallops Karl Burke does. This stands the young horses in good stead before heading off and embarking on their racing careers.