Facilities

Set in 90 acres of private land, Steph Hollinshead Racing has all the facilities required to bring the best out of your horses on site.

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Steph Hollinshead Racing

24 hour access

Living on site we have 24 hour access to the horses, enabling us to check them at at night and be on hand at all times if necessary. We’re adjoined to Longdon Stud, where we have extensive grass turnout, so all our horses benefit from time in the field to relax and graze.

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New 4 Furlong All Weather Gallop installed in 2024

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Menage & lunge pen

We have extensive experience in the breaking in of young horses, allowing owners to send horses in directly from sales or stud and watch them develop into their racing career. We have an enclosed lunge pit and 20m x 60m ménage walled off from the yard, to give a safe environment for young horses to learn the ropes

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2 & 3 furlong canter ring

We have both a 3 furlong canter ring and a 2 furlong canter ring, with an all weather surface provided by Carpet Gallop. Kind on horses joints, it allows us all year access to build fitness and muscle tone, and helps to educate youngsters. It’s 3 meter width allows them to ride alongside each other, bunched, getting horses used to race situations. It sits next to our 4 furlong gallop, and is the perfect warm up.

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Solarium & Horse Walker

We have an on-site solarium, assisting in injury recovery through increasing blood circulation, strengthening the immune/lymphatic systems which improves muscle quality and function. We also have weekly visits from our equine physiotherapist Kathy Palin. We also have a 5 horse walker, for warming up, cooling down and resting horses.

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Choice of gallops

We have paid close attention in installing our grass gallop. It allows us several options, a 3 furlong loop allows us to extend the distance 2 furlongs, followed by a flat middle section and either 1 furlong uphill or flat finish, with the uphill finish viewable from our owners room.

Just a short ride through Cannock Chase brings you to Flaxley Green, a family owned uphill grass gallops over both 5 and 7 furlongs which prior to being owned by Reg Hollinshead was used by multiple Grand National winning trainer Tom Coulthwaite. Our selection of Gallops allows us ultimate flexibility in the training of your horse.

We have everything needed to successfully train winners nestled in 90 acres of private land.