One of the best way of gaining first hand knowledge and equine information relating to flat or national hunt trainers, owners and their hopes for horses and the racing season is though via horse racing stable tours. These limited number of private vip, and public one on one or group tour experiences see leading racing trainers guide you through a tour of the gallops, schooling grounds, equine pool, watch jockey’s put horses through their paces and gain insights into stable training and preparation for the big race. You’ll also get to see the science behind how all of this fits together in the yard.

The cost of vip stable tours can vary, but they are informative both from a race goer point or view and also the perfect gift for someone who loves and follows horse racing. Several top uk horse trainers offer stable tours, and it’s quite an experience to see the nurturing ground and yard of winners of the Grand National and Cheltenham Festival races. These one off, behind the scenes looks at training yards are not to be missed experiences and a day to remember.

The following trainers offer horse racing trainer stable tours:

Kim Bailey
Micky Hammond
Alan King
Jonjo O’Neill
David Pipe
Charlie Longsdon
Ben Pauling

as well as several others via syndicate group perks for instance (Mark Johnston, Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls and the like)

Knowledge is power as they say, stable tours certainly are a valuable part of this puzzle, bringing the behind the scenes and working processes of turning a horse into a winner all very much into the real world.