Lancashire Racing Stables is dedicated to achieving the perfect blend of timeless values, personal service and attention to detail within a thoroughly 21st century operation. It’s a place where rural idyll converges with ambitious equine business, local melds into international and professionalism fuses with pleasure.
We all have idols - icons of sporting success that we seek to emulate. For the LRS team, Warren Place, Newmarket during the 1950s and 1960s under the guidance of legendary trainer Sir Noel Murless, is without question, the racing stable we’d most love to emulate. Never a big yard by today’s bloated standards, Warren Place was a triumph of outstanding training, skilled horsemanship, exemplary equine care and the highest standards.
Thus, getting the best care and attention for all horses under the supervision of LRS is an absolute and non-negotiable principle. Whether one of our horses is a modest 50-rated handicapper or an equine superstar they are guaranteed Group 1 care. All the thoroughbreds at LRS are not just well-trained but also cared for with excellence and devotion. But we also believe that as well as a great team of horsemen and women, a 21st century professional racing stable needs incisive thinking, brilliant planning and an ability to identify the best winning opportunities. We’ve got that covered too!
We enjoyed 250 successes (flat, jumps & point to points) including the £120,000 Red Square Vodka Gold Cup at Haydock Park with Forest Gunner and both the Martell Foxhunters' Chase and the Grand Sefton Chase over the Grand National Course at Aintree with the same horse. In addition Forest Gunner was 5th to Hedgehunter in the 2005 Grand National itself and 9th behind Numbersixvalverde 12 months later.
On the flat we celebrated winners at Grade 1 tracks such as Chester, Haydock Park and Epsom where Inspirina won the Ladies' Derby Handicap in 2010. Inspirina was our most prolific flat winner scoring 7 times whilst Ocean Tide was successful in a couple of valuable staying handicaps in 2002. Another highlight was Chabrimal Minster's hat-trick of wins in the Cartmel Grand Veterans' Handicap Chase over 3 miles 6 furlongs in 2007, 2008 and again in 2009.
Chabrimal Minster was retired after his final Cartmel win having recorded 9 victories as well as finishing in the frame 15 times, from just 28 runs over seven seasons for prize money of £62,240.