Dr Richard Newland needs little introduction, he is one of the most successful smaller National Hunt Trainers in the UK.
The yard’s strike rate is second to none and shows a healthy profit year on year. If the Trainers Championship was decided on a runner to winner ratio, Dr Newland would be crowned champion trainer every time.
Richard intentionally has just 14 horses in training at any time, this ensures each horse receives one to one care and attention on a daily basis.
Despite being a smaller setup the list of big raced winners is endless with the likes of Burntoakboy winning the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival and Overstrand picking up the prize for the £50,000 Ascot Betfair Hurdle. Dr Newland also landed the biggest prize of them all by training Pineau De Re to win the 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National, his first ever runner in the race.
We’ve also enjoyed great success with Richard and had some fantastic wins at some of the best meetings of the year. For example, our very own Gran Maestro won the big summer prize of 2015, The Betfred Summer Hurdle, Ebony Express won the £70,000 Imperial Cup and Audacious Plan The Durham National.
With the good doctor training for Value Racing Club, success is never far away.
Mick Appleby has been involved in horse racing from an early age. Mick started his career as a jockey, riding numerous winners. Training was always on the forefront of Mick’s mind and in 2008, he became head lad to Andrew Balding. Mick learnt his trade at the famous Kingsclere Stables working with top-class horses whilst gaining valuable experience.
In 2011, Mick had his first full season of training horses himself. Twenty winners was the season’s total. From then on, winners have flowed, with prize money regularly reaching £800,000 plus per season.
Now training at the purpose-built Langham stables, plenty of big race wins have been trained by Mick. The likes of Danzeno, “Group winner” Guishan and Big Country are familiar names that have done very well.
Value Racing Club are look forward to being involved in the yard’s current and future success.
David Pipe was tailor made to train racehorses. Son of Martin Pipe CBE, fifteen times champion National Hunt trainer, and the most successful jumps trainer in British racing history. Since his father’s retirement from training at the end of April 2006, David has wasted no time putting his own name in the record books.
His first Cheltenham Festival winner came in 2007 when Gaspara won the Fred Winter. Since then nothing but success has come year after year. David has trained winners at every jumps track in Britain, trained a Grand National winner “Comply Or Die” and 14 Cheltenham Festival winners so far. Other big race victories, include the Hennessy Gold Cup "Madison du Berlais" and just for good measure a Royal Ascot winner "Junior" plus Chester Cup success on the flat have also been claimed.
David has now passed the 1,000-career winner mark and firmly established himself as one of the best trainers in the country. We are delighted to be involved with David Pipe and his team at Pond house stables and look forward to many great days out.
Alastair’s family have always been involved in horse racing, this led to Alastair picking up the bug from a young age. After leaving school, Alastair rode out for Michael Scudamore before moving to Ditcheat and working for Paul Nicholls. Alastair’s parents have been long term friends with Dr Richard Newland, so the next logical step was to work and ride out for Dr Newland. During this time Alastair started the BHA courses and was offered the job of assistant trainer to Henry Daly. Five seasons was spent working for Mr Daly.
Alastair started training on his own in 2013 in the UK P2P field where he made an immediate impact. His first runner under rules came in 2015, followed by his first winner coming just a few months later. Alastair is still involved in P2P racing but is making the transition to under rules.
Results are very impressive and have come from just a handful of horses in training. Bob Ford won a £30,000 chase on his stable debut, Cut The Corner two wins and placed in valuable races, Seymour Star rated 108 when sent to Alastair, now a mid 130 horse and completed a three timer.
With the yards form and Alastair working extremely hard to make a name for himself, Value Racing Club are delighted to have a horse with this up and coming trainer.
Jamie Snowden nurtured a passion for racing from an early age, through Pony Club, hunting, and Point to Pointing. Whilst studying, he rode for Nigel Twiston Davies, Sue Smith & Chris Grant.
After a season as pupil assistant for trainer Paul Nicholls, Jamie then worked for three seasons as assistant trainer and amateur jockey to Nicky Henderson. Jamie rode in the region of 100 winners, including “First Love” for Her Majesty the Queen. Jamie started his own training career in 2008. Three years later and with 20 winners in the bag, a move to Folly House stables in Lambourn took place.
With the outstanding Lambourn facilities on his doorstep Jamie has wasted no time in making a name for himself. Present View won the Rewards4Racing novice chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Horses such as Scorpion Sid & Fact Of The Matter are current big race contenders for this successful yard.
The winners keep flowing from Folly house with previous totals surpassed each season.
Value Racing Club is delighted to be part of Jamie's continued success and growth.
Philip Kirby started training Point to Point horses in 1997. After finishing as Britain’s leading Hunter Chase trainer, Philip took out his professional licence in 2006.
Philip started with a small team of horses, and built a reputation of being able to turn horses around and get them back to form. Late 2012, the yard expanded with a move to Middleham. The number of winners has been improved upon each season since, with impressive strike rates achieved.
In 2016, Philip moved to a brand new purpose-built yard near Catterick, Green Oaks Farm. The yard is sited on 100 acres of land that includes, a one mile all-weather gallop, 1m4f grass gallop and a carpet track. Excellent turnout options plus lunging arena and schooling grounds complete a superb training establishment.
Horses such as, Lady Buttons & Top Ville Ben, winnes of Listed and Graded races have put Philip on the map. Whilst, Nautical Nitwit's progress through the ranks stands out.
It’s exciting times at Green Oaks Farm, Value Racing Club looks forward to supporting Philip in the years ahead.