The Season So Far

January 21st, 2020 admincontrol

Having taken out the full licence in June of 2019, we started the current National Hunt season with fairly modest goals.

The objective was to build up a small string of nice horses ( and nice owners ! ) and try and get 3 or 4 winners on the board during the course of the season.

It is therefore very pleasing, and rewarding for our great team, to have already had 5 winners but we are realistic and know that things aren’t always going to go quite as smoothly! Read the rest of this entry »

2018/2019 Season

February 11th, 2019 admincontrol

The season has got off to a slightly slow start due to the dry weather and the majority of our horses having to wait for softer ground.  We had a handful of runners around Christmas who all ran well and are ready to go now the snow has gone and the start of the North West season is just around the corner.  We have some nice young horses for this season who we will aim to be ready for the second Bangor meeting in march.

The new carpet surface on the outdoor arena has been a great help during the recent bad weather and has enabled us to continue to work the horses each day and the addition of a 3 furlong grass gallop has been a great benefit so far this season with the horses working well on it.

During the summer Sam completed his trainers courses and is looking forward to taking out his license in the near future.

A Christmas winner

December 31st, 2017 mark-admin

It was great to have a winner at Chaddesley Corbett on Friday when Twotwothree won the two and a half mile maiden in impressive style under Ed Glassonbury. It looks like he could have an exciting future ahead of him.

Alright Chief ran a great race to finish third under Ed Bailey

and showed us that there is lots to look forward to in the coming months.

Good Idea and Mantou were both pulled up on their reappearances but we are confident that they will show us more during the rest of the season.


October 2nd, 2017 eclipse admin

Thank you to everyone who came along to the open morning yesterday.

It was the best attended one that we have had so far and we hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and found it interesting.

The parade of horses seemed popular and I hope that we were able to give you a good insight into our hopes and aspirations for the coming season. We believe that we have got a good mix of young and more experienced horses but only time will tell.

Many thanks to Carol for the fantastic refreshments which I know were very much appreciated by all.    

As I mentioned yesterday, there are still one or two ownership options in the yard (outright / part ownership and syndicates) so please give me a shout if you are interested.

Advance notice of Open Morning

August 21st, 2017 eclipse admin

On Sunday 1st October (from 10am)  we will be holding an open morning at the yard and will be delighted to see both “old” and “new” faces.

We’ll post more details nearer to the time but please pop the date in the diary and either drop us an email or give us a call if you would like to come along.

Two runners this weekend

April 1st, 2017 eclipse admin

Today we are taking Queens Law to Larkhill for the restricted race We have been waiting for better ground and yesterday they were reporting that it was on the quick side of good She has had a six week break and seems fresh and well Rob J rides are we are hopeful of a good run.

Tomorrow we go to Clifton-On-Dunsmore with Mahfal It will be his first run for the yard and we’ll learn a lot from it He runs in the Club Members race with Kai Williams on board.

We should have a busy few weeks ahead with entries at a number of meetings next weekend and then Easter the following week

Our first runner of the season

January 6th, 2017 eclipse admin

This weekend sees us saddle our first runner of the 2016/17 season.
We plan to take Queens Law to Larkhill on Sunday. She’s done plenty of work and has impressed at home since her wind op in September.
Rob Jarrett knows her inside out and takes the ride.
We’ll keep you up to date on our plans for the other horses during the next few weeks.

The third edition of the newsletter is now available

December 21st, 2016 eclipse admin

To view the third newsletter from Sam Allwood click here .

The second edition of the newsletter is now available

November 24th, 2016 eclipse admin

To view the second newsletter from Sam Allwood click here.

For Sale…..Unnamed X Getaway – Kegster (Bach) 4 year old

November 21st, 2016 eclipse admin


A great opportunity to get involved in an exciting prospect for this coming season, as a whole or in shares.

This 4yo son of getaway is pleasing us at home and schooling extremely well, he is currently doing plenty and will be ready to run come Christmas.

He’s a lovely model 16.1 and very athletic which is proving well in his jumping and work, very correct and bred for the job.

He’s out of a unraced mare who is a half sister to grade 2 winner St Pirran and is also closely related to tough stayer Shotgun Willy.

If you would like to have a conversation about full or part ownership please ring Sam on 07738 413579