Kingsdown Stables

The Yard

Kingsdown Stables was built in 1937 by Lord Sefton. It has been a very successful yard since then accommodating top trainers such as Peter and Charlie Nelson, Mick Channon, and Jamie Osborne. Many Group 1 winners have been sent out from Kingsdown Stables with Snow Knight winning The Derby in 1974 for Peter Nelson the highlight. That is to take nothing away from Champions Double Schwartz (Charlie Nelson), Minstrella (Charlie Nelson) and Bint Allayl (Mick Channon).

The Facilities

Kingsdown Stables has everything a trainer needs to enable the horses to realise their full potential. There are 78 stables at Kingsdown divided over 3 traditional courtyards and one American barn. There are also two covered horse walkers, an indoor and an outdoor trotting ring, 3 private grass gallops as well as all of the facilities provided by The Jockey Club Estates. There are private turf gallops available all year round with:

  • The Kingsdown Grass Gallop - 7 furlong winter ground
  • The Whitcoombe Gallop - 6 furlong 2 year old gallop
  • The Neardown Gallop - 10 furlong summer gallop