About Us


 Old Yard, Clear Height Stables is opposite the famous Epsom Racecourse and was originally the Training yard of Ron Smythe, former jump jockey and successful trainer.

From this superb location many a winner has been trained by both John Akehurst and Lee Carter has continued to send out winners, including Listed winners.

Since John Sadly passed away in March 2012 John's Head Lad Lee Carter has taken over the training licence here and is backed by his Fabulous team of staff and owners existing and attracting new owners and a winning team of horses and lads. 

We  had a successful and award winning 1st few years. Now in our 4th year we have some exciting prospects.  We are always please to welcome new owners to join us.

From Derby Stables Road, A horse crossing with traffic lights provide safe and direct access to Epsom Downs and a couple of minutes away are the famous Epsom training facilities.

Old Yard, Clear Height Stables provide 40 excellent and well aired stables. The yard is sectioned into 2 yards for colts, fillies and isolation boxes. Horses are able to relax and rest in this serene environment

Surrounded by 5 acres the setting is peaceful and quiet overlooking Epsom Racecourse and Epsom and Walton Downs.

There is a 4-stall horse-walker and a set of schooling stalls on site together with a sand pit for lunging and rolling and several turn-out pens for both colts and fillies. Grazing paddocks are used daily for horses to have a pick of grass after exercise.

From this superb location we have direct access to some of the best peat most gallops in the country and also several excellent all-weather surfaces including a 5 furlong sand track, a 5 furlong polytrack and a Mactrack 9 furlong gallop, installed by McArdle in January 2007 provides one of the best surfaces in the country to gallop horses.
Schooling fences and hurdles are available just 20 minutes walk from the yard.
Starting stalls can be arranged on the gallops when required 

Epsom Owners and Trainers Award Winners

Owners Enjoy the yard atmosphere and winning prospects

Striding for Success

Winning is our goal