Newlands Stables Upper Lambourn

Newlands Stables Upper Lambourn becomes our new home

We are delighted to announce that ourselves and our horses have fully settled into our new home, Newlands Stables in Upper Lambourn. The welcome we have received from the local community and fellow trainers has been exceptional and the horses have loved the variety of the training with their daily hack to and from the many outstanding turf and all weather gallops which are on our doorstep and fully managed by the Jockey Club.

As part of the move we formed Principle Racing to help modernise the racehorse ownership and training experience. We will be posting lots of new content and videos over the coming weeks to show how we will be doing things differently utilising over 10 years of ownership and breeding experience to provide a more modern, fun, better value and completely honest and transparent service.

Our yard is known locally for three things, being very successful, very lucky and being in one of the best locations in Upper Lambourn.

It has been great to learn more about the people and training methods which have worked over the years for Kim Brassey, Brian Meehan and Brendan Powell. Jamie Magee also had great success pre training from Newlands with lots of Group winners being prepared here before going to their trainers.

Jamie & Judy Magee also fully modernised all of the facilities at Newlands which was a major factor in us purchasing the yard as it meant we could 100% focus on training the horses from day one without any disruption from having to build new barns or modernise existing facilities.

Farriers and vets have told us which stables were most lucky and housed the superstars and Group1 winners so as soon as we unearth some we know exactly which stables they will be moving into.

Speaking of the great successes from Newlands, Brian Meehan trained an remarkable 8 individual Group 1 winners in only 12 seasons including back to back winners of the Cheveley Park Stakes and a Breeders Cup Turf winner earning £1.2million in prize money in 2005 and £1.4million in 2006.

It is easy to see why Brian had so much success with 2 year olds with all the facilities ideally laid out for starting and breaking young horses, and a 1 furlong oval canter which allows them to build up experience before venturing out onto the main gallops such as the Short, Long, Fishers Hill and Kingsdown.

We will certainly be trying to build on the successful reputation the yard has for producing 2 year olds and we have assembled a great team of people who are outstanding at breaking 2 year olds and educating them on the gallops.

Brendan Powell also got in touch to say how many happy years he had at Newlands, he also said what a lucky yard it is with him training over 500 winners including many more flat winners than people would remember.

We really appreciate you checking out our new site, please let us know if you have any comments or feedback.

Ritchie Fiddes