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Aintree virgins!

Rae and Rachel were first timers at Aintree yesterday which was surprising considering Rae's brother Richard won it on Red Marauder in 2001. They joined the ROA's Aintree Hospitality day which included a course walk with jockey  Danny Cook who also kindly took these photos. Rae and Rachel are standing in front of Becher's Brook together and Rae at the The Chair. Both fences dwarf them!  Danny rides Vintage Clouds in the Grand National tomorrow so we wish him good luck.

Newmarket Academy visit

This week we were delighted to welcome a group of students from the Newmarket Academy who were spending the day studying Travel and Tourism. As the day was all about being a visitor on a 

Discover Newmarket Tour we gave the students a taste of what a typical yard tour at Chestnut Tree Stables was all about. We were under a bit of time pressure but we managed to show them lots of interesting elements of a racing yard and introduce them to some of the staff and of course our wonderful horses. They seemed to have a good time! They may even be inspired to look at the racing industry for their future career.

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.