About us

A well-established & successful national hunt racing yard, Sam Allwood Racing is located in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Church Farm is a close family setup, supported by experienced staff and an amazing collection of owners who share the same passion for horses as the whole team.

There are currently stables for 26 horses in full training and Sam and his superb team work hard to continuously improve facilities at Church Farm to make sure all horses are well prepared for their races, as well as receiving a high standard of care.

Click here to view all of our Horses in Training.

At Sam Allwood Racing, we have a whole range of amazing facilities, from an All Weather Gallop, a Schooling Ground, and a Water Splash, which are perfectly designed to train your horse to become race ready. View all of our facilities here.

Sam Allwood offers a number of ownership options, we currently have a limited number of spaces available in our Racing Clubs, view more information about them here.

The Team

Hayley Ashcroft

Hayley works mornings for us, she started in racing back in 2012, and after completing her NVQ Level 3 in Racehorse Care and Management, she went on to extend her experience by working in New Zealand, Australia and also completed in the Irish National Stud Course last year.

Ben Abbott

Ben works for us full time. He decided to get into racing in 2016 and started with us last season (22/23). Ben had 10 rides as a Conditional Jockey last year, but has decided to switch back to amateur status now as he thrives on developing young horses and preparing them for the track. He is invaluable when it comes to schooling and work riding alongside Sam.

Chloe Ayres

Chloe is a valued full-time member of staff, having racing in her blood it was no surprise she went straight to the British Racing School after finishing school! Having recently finished her Level 2 Apprenticeship, she is currently completing her Level 3 in Racehorse Care & Management.


Sam Allwood Racing
Church Farm,
Church Lane,
Ash Magna,
SY13 4EA

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