About Us

AWARD WINNING DUAL PURPOSE YARD

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We have been winners of Epsom Horse of the Year and David Prosser Trophy

OUTSTANDING LOCATION

Enviable location just minutes from Epsom Racecourse and training grounds

We are situatd on the edge of the picturesque Epsom Downs.  Within easy reach of London, M25 and many local Racecourses.

FABULOUS FACILITIES

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Epsom boasts some of the best gallops in the country.  We provide a serene, pleasant and inviting environment.

FACILITIES

THE YARD AND SURROUNDING AREA

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


From this superb location many a winner has been trained and John Akehurst continued to send out winners, including Group and Listed horses.


Since March 2012 Lee Carter took over the licence.  He is backed by some of John's loyal owners as well as attracting a new winning team of horses, owners and staff.


A horse crossing with traffic lights provides safe and direct access to Epsom Downs and the training grounds, which are second to none and superbly managed and maintained by our great Downs Keeper team.


Old Yard provides 30 licenced well aired boxes.  It is sectioned in 2 to provide space for fillies and colts separately if necessary and isolation boxes if the need arises.  Horses are able to relax and switch off in this serene environment.


Surrounded by 5 acres the setting is peaceful and quiet overlooking the racecourse and Epsom and Walton downs.


We have a 4 stall horsewalker and a set of starting stalls on site, together with a sandpit for lunging and rolling and turn out paddocks used daily.


From this superb location we have direct access to some of the best peat moss gallops in the country and 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.  This provides one of the best surfaces of any training grounds.  Schooling hurdles and fences are available just 15 minutes walk from the yard.  Starting stalls on the gallops can be arranged when required.


All this is situated just 12 miles from Central London, with excellent road and rail routes.  Close to many southern racetracks including, Epsom, Lingfield, Kempton, Sandown to name a few.

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OLD YARD AND EPSOM TRAINING GROUNDS

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Horses can enjoy some well deserved rest and recreation after exercise.

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Horses are well prepared for racing, with on site Stalls.

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Epsom has some of the best facilities in the country

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The impressive and superbly maintained facilites within easy reach of the yard.

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We hold regular yard visits breakfasts and owners and their families are actively encouraged to become part of the yard.,

FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH HER WINNING OWNERS

Everyone is encouraged to enjoy Racehorse ownership and we have many options available from single ownership to shares and syndicates.

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Some of our owners enjoying the benefits of ownership at the 2018 Annusl Epsom Awards Ball.