Chris Grant Racing is based near Wolviston Village at the picturesque Low Burntoft Farm in the North East of England. We are a dual purpose yard, training under both codes, National Hunt & Flat.
The Racing Stables is set inland surrounded by farmland but at the end of the farm lane our entrance is straight onto the A19 this is a brilliant benefit as we are immediately onto a main road giving us a great start on our journey to any Racecourse where we have runners.
We are constantly updating our training facilities to get the best from our horses.
- All Weather & Grass Gallops
- A Sand Ring
- Schooling Fences
- Schooling Hurdles
- Off road farm tracks for hacking
- Individual grass turnout paddocks to chill out in
This is undoubtedly the greatest asset. It is a two mile oval sand, rubber & fibre gallop. The two sides having different gradients one steeper than the other so we can vary the work to suit individual horses training requirements. As well as slow stamina work, the gallop can be accessed at the 4 furlong point for interval training so all options can be catered for. There is also a grass gallop so the horses can be trained on both surfaces.
This is where we teach the young horse to jump and provide additional training to the older horses, we have a variety of poles, barrels and an easyfix schooling hurdle that is jumped both ways.
The all-weather jumping lane is a great help to us as we can school whatever the weather is like, over barrels, rubber hurdles & brush hurdles.
The schooling fences are on grass and are used regularly to refresh the horses jumping technique.
The Horse Walker/Stalls
The horse walker is ideal for warming horses up before exercise or cooling down after exercise.
The three bay stalls are invaluable for teaching the horses to go through the stalls in there own surroundings so when they get to the races they are happy and confident.
We are lucky to have plenty of Roads & Tracks through the Farm so we never have to go on Public Roads making life safer for all concerned.
Wash Down Area
This is where the horses are washed off after they have been worked and can enjoy a refreshing drink!
We like to get the horses out in the Paddocks as much as the weather allows us while the horses are in training. The fields are divided into individual small paddocks so as to avoid kicks etc but the horses are still close enough to each other so they can chill and enjoy time out together.
We have a two stall horsebox for transporting our horses. When numbers exceed this we use C & C Horse Transport www.candchorsetransport.com to take our horses to their destinations.