We believe that it is only through maintaining an intimate yard that we can guarantee the best individual service for owners and, more importantly, the horses.
The tranquil setting of Thirty Acre Barn allows the horses to be kept calm whilst being trained to their very best. The yard went out of racing hands at the beginning of the Millennium, however it is safely set in the traditional ways with John and Rebecca Morton having bought the property in 2004.
Roger Teal joined the team as trainer in 2007. We believe that it is important to cater for every horse’s needs, no two are the same, and for that reason Roger offers a tailored training regime for each horse and an individual approach to managing the owners.
The Thirty Acre team have made their mark on the industry with a winner at the Dubai Carnival and runners at Royal Ascot and Longchamp in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, as well as invitations to run in the Hong Kong Cup. We are proud to say that, both on the racecourse and off, our horses are treated with the utmost care to ensure total relaxation.
With extensive paddocks we are able to let the horses stretch their legs and relax after they have been on the gallops in the morning. Thirty Acre Barn focuses on encouraging each horse to reach its full potential and nearly all our horses are turned out at least once a week.
5 Furlong Gallop: This gallop was first established when Staff Ingham trained at Thirty Acre Barn. The gallop is ideal in the winter time when it is difficult to get to the racecourse gallops. When other stables are physically unable to train their horses through these tough months, we have the capacity to do so. All year training is vital, particularly for those owners who have a horse in training for the winter campaign on the all weather.
Outside School: The recently refurbished outdoor sand school is ideal for breaking the two-year-olds and for giving the horses in training the opportunity to have a change of scenery from going up to the gallops every day. Some of the Flat horses have even been known to go over some trotting poles or some small jumps. We believe that horses should have a change of scenery to keep them interested.
Horse Walker: The five stall horse walker is a perfect way of helping horses recover from injury, giving them the opportunity for some exercise in a very controlled environment. It is often used to allow some of the horses to stretch their legs before going up to the Downs.
Hurdles and Fences: Although Epsom is most known for its affinity to the Flat, many yards have now started training jumpers and Thirty Acre Barn is no different.
Roger Teal has shown he’s not a one trick pony saddling the late Alph to win 4 times and placed numerous times. Alph was only 6 lengths off winning a Grade 2 and took on the big boys in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.