Little and Large

A relaxed Bricklebrit walking back with her giant BFF Hugo 'the hack' yesterday. 





Another 3 star rating

We are delighted to have achieved a three star rating again in the Lycetts Team Champions Award. Results were made official at the presentation in London following the National Trainers Federation AGM yesterday. We will be striving to win the small yard category next year by reviewing best practice across the industry and seeing where we can improve. However, we are very proud of our ground breaking approach to staff management and training. Having previously won the first Investors In People accreditation in a trainer’s yard and a National Training Award for the East of England, the Lycetts Team Champions 3 STAR Award is another accolade to demonstrate our commitment to the wonderful and most valued staff at Chestnut Tree Stables.

What a breeze!

Fen Breeze had her first run today at Chelmsford in the Novice Stakes (5:15) and lived up to her name by breezing it! Owner/breeder Colin Murfitt has been  patiently waiting for her to get to the track and was handsomely rewarded this evening. Rae has always thought a lot of her, she just needed a bit of time. She took the race in her stride and then didn't want to pull up at the end! Thanks to Nicky Mackay for giving her a lovely positive ride. It's also great for the Dam Ruffled who Rae trained as well.


Syndicate meet up

This year we formed two new syndicates at Chestnut Tree Stables, The Musketeers and The Bucket List Racing Syndicate. We thought it would be a good idea to get them together on Saturday to enjoy a morning out on the gallops with Rae along with a breakfast meet and greet in the yard with our team. It was a great success!

The Bucket List Racing Syndicate members have leased 4 time winner Kachumba and will be enjoying a year of fun events in Newmarket along with race meetings around the country. Mainly new to ownership, these syndicate members are dipping their toe into the exciting world of thoroughbred horse racing for the
year for just £3,000. Shares are still available if you want in.

The Musketeers also joined us for the morning. Rae purchased three super fillies at Tattersalls yearling sales last year and the syndicate is made up of some of our existing owners alongside some new faces to the yard. We also have one share available in this syndicate so please visit our Horses For Sale page for all the details.

Everybody dance

We have an update regarding The Animal Health Trust’s charity race day on Saturday 8th  June. Newmarket Racecourse has just announced Nile Rodgers and CHIC are playing straight after racing. The AHT hospitality tickets will obviously include access to the concert so get your boogie shoes on. Good Times!

We are still waiting for information about ticket price etc and will update you again when we know more.