Victoria Pendleton remains very much on target to make her debut as an amateur jockey at Newbury next Thursday. The double Olympic cycling champion has taken time out from riding out at Woodway Farm to attend a two-day course at Newmarket as part of her preparation for her first ride in a race. Since she announced in March that her […]

We had a great morning schooling today with AP McCoy coming in to watch Victoria Pendleton and give her some helpful tips. She has worked so hard for this challenge and he was very impressed with her progress so far. We are so lucky to be working with two such brilliant athletes and with the guidance of Yogi Breisner overseeing […]

Victoria Pendleton is planning to make her debut as an amateur jockey at Newbury in July. Despite being a novice in the saddle, the double Olympic cycling champion announced in March that her aim was to ride in the Foxhunter Chase at next year’s Cheltenham Festival. Having undergone four months of intensive training under a team of experts, Pendleton is […]

We rounded off the South Midlands area campaign with a double at Kingston Blount on Sunday with Harbour Court and Start Royal winning the Open races between them. Our tally of winners for the season now stands at 29, our best ever, and I’d like to make it 30 before the end of the national season in a few weeks. […]

By Jake Exelby Having had a share of a horse in training at Woodway Farm for the past three seasons, I’ve got to know Alan Hill, wife and professional trainer Lawney and their children Gaby and Joe – a leading point-to-point jockey – quite well. Indeed, when I first suggested a more formal interview for the Trainer Talk series, Alan […]

The 2014/15 season has been one to forget, for my yard. From late October the horses have under performed and after extensive blood tests and scoping, they are finally coming out from a virus which has ravaged the season. I have not had many runners recently as there is no point in running sick horses, but it is a huge […]

I’ve never trained a more honest, likeable horse in my life than Quinz. He’s what everybody dreams of. Andrew Cohen was very kind to send him to us after he’d lost his way under rules and hunting him has really got him going again. He won a Point-to-Point at Larkhill and built on that at Doncaster. I don’t care what […]

We went to Aintree on 9th April with Quinz in the Fox Hunters and had high hopes. It was a rough race with plenty of fallers, as to be expected at Aintree but Quinz was settling into a nice rhythm before he was badly hampered at Becher’s Brook and unseated Joe. It was very frustrating for both Alan and Joe, […]

WHAT a weekend! Six runners at Kimble on Saturday returned four winners, a second and a third. It is my best haul at the track and the fact that three of them were ridden by my son, Joe, made it even more special. It might not have been the most competitive card ever, but you can only beat what’s put […]

We have a strong squad to go to war with over the summer. In our team will be last summer’s Uttoxeter winner Take A Bow, El Toreros, Changeofluck and Viel Gluck. There will also be a sprinkling of returning heroes, including Overlay, a hat-trick scorer for us in 2012 and Miss Mayfair, who was a very consistent performer in 2013-2014. […]