Lycetts Team Champion Award

It's easy to take all the good things we do at Rae Guest Racing for granted so when we were asked by the National Trainers Federation to participate in their new initiative The Lycetts Team Champion Awards it reminded us that, over the years, we have actually had a ground breaking approach to positive staff management and training.

Back in 2002, we were the first trainer’s yard of 26,000 businesses nationally to achieve Investors In People accreditation. We also got a National Training Award for the East of England in the same year.  It’s so long ago that we almost forgot what a massive achievement that was!

Completing the Nomination Form for Lycetts Team Champions has made us all realise that we do a lot right to ensure a positive and safe environment. It also helped us put our thinking caps on to see what we could do even better!

The Lycetts Team Champion Award is underpinned by the NTF’s new Industry Standard called The Winning Approach, which helps identify the best ways to engage and motivate staff. The results of the 2017 nominations will be announced in February 2018. Fingers crossed!!

Another win for Roman Spinner

Roman Spinner got her 2nd win on the all-weather at Kempton yesterday with an impressive run from a wide draw. Running in the 7f Nursery Handicap (4:40), she quickened over a  furlong out and had the job done well before the post. This genuine little filly puts her all into her races in workmanlike fashion.

Congratulations to The Reprobates Too who have had fun with the three fillies in this syndicate that Rae set up at the beginning of the year.


Berryessa back to form

Berryessa was back on form on Saturday winning the Betway Casino Handicap Stakes at Wolverhampton. She bravely found her way through to the front and ran on nicely to win her first handicap. 

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Perry Martin in the US who own this filly with Rae. She may not be California Chrome but they follow her just as closely and enthusiastically! 


Hat-trick for Lady of the Lamp

Three for three at Newcastle as LADY OF THE LAMP won again last night. Luke Morris, who rode the filly to her first victory, was back on board. She obviously likes this track and put in another nice performance. 

Congratulations to owner/breeders Mrs Sonia Rogers and Mr Anthony Rogers from Airlie Stud. This is the first horse they have had trained by Rae and we look forward to a continued and fruitful relationship with them.

The Nightingale sings again

LADY OF THE LAMP got her second win yesterday at Newcastle in the Betway Sprint Apprentice Handicap with Sebastian Woods on board. He got her in a nice position early on, waiting until the final furlong to shake her up. The filly responded promptly, gaining ground and continuing strongly to the post. Sebastian, a former employee of Rae's, gave her a very professional ride and we are delighted to see him get another win (no. 7); his first on the all-weather.

Congratulations again to owner/breeders Mrs Sonia Roger and Mr Anthony Rogers of Airlie Stud for their homebred filly's second success.