David Sinclair BVetMed Cert ES (Orth) MRCVS of Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, visits the yard a number of times each week looking after the health of the horses.  From time to time the horses may need the specialist care and treatment of the hospital which is a short horsebox drive away.  Both the state of the art facilities, the expertise of David and his fellow partners are second to none and owners can be sure that the medical diagnosis and treatment of the horses is in safe hands.  

John Best Racing  has worked with professional horsemen Gary and Craig Witheford for a number of years "starting" the yearlings and then later in their career at the barrier trials.  John Best believes that it's important for the yearlings to have the best possible introduction to a saddle, bridle and rider.  That's why working with Gary and Craig, who have many years of experience and understanding in this field, has proved such a success.  The starting process for each yearling generally takes less than 30 minutes and it's a fascinating spectacle for the team and owners. 

When the horses are ready for their first introduction to starting stalls and a racetrack, they are taken to a Witheford barrier trial.  The process of the youngsters going into the stalls and jumping out onto the track in this professional environment is another way in which the horses have the best possible introduction into another key element of training.

The Best Farrier

There's an old saying "no foot, no horse".  Peter Savage our farrier with over 40 years experience,  is on hand throughout the week to make sure that all the horses' feet are trimmed and shod for optimum comfort and performance and if any remedial shoeing is required, he works closely with our other partners to address the issue.  During his long career, Peter has built an established business in the local area as well as working abroad for the charity Farrier World Horse Welfare, teaching farriery and equine care.

The Best Photographer

We would like to say a big thank you to professional photographer John Hoy who enhances our in-house photographer with his fantastic winning pictures taken at Lingfield, Kempton and Newmarket. 

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