HOW WE STARTED
With no racing background or connections to fall back on, Rebecca has negotiated her way up the notoriously tricky horse racing career ladder at an impressive rate.
From stable lass, to racing secretary, to travelling head lass, to assistant trainer for Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival winning trainer Ferdy Murphy; it has been through drive and sheer determination that she now presides over her own impressive training establishment.
From her first training yard at Brandsby, formerly the home of Cheltenham Gold Cup winning trainer Peter Beaumont, Rebecca enjoyed three fruitful years as a fledgling in the ranks and quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with among a new generation of trainers.
When offered the chance to move to Howe Hill Stables in County Durham it was simply too good an opportunity to turn down. Formerly the home of hugely popular and successful dual purpose northern handler John Wade and boasting 48 boxes, the move to the state-of-the-art facility has enabled Rebecca and her ambitious team to push the operation on to the next level.
WHY CHOOSE US?
The picturesque dual purpose yard at Howe Hills Stables in Mordon has been the home of Rebecca Menzies Racing since the summer of 2016.
Just a stone's throw from Sedgefield Racecourse, it's also a 45-minute drive to Newcastle Racecourse, which is a huge plus given the dual purpose nature of both that track and our operation here. It also boasts excellent transportation links being beside the A1 motorway, which allows for runners across the country in the never-ending search for success.
Rebecca and her dedicated team pride themselves on attention to detail, working closely with specialist nutritionists, physiotherapists and vets to ensure the horses at Howe Hills are happy, healthy and reach maximum potential on the track. It’s that attention to detail that puts Rebecca's yard at the forefront of a modern, innovative generation of racehorse trainer.
We encourage all owners to come and visit their horses at the yard and watch them work, or simply just pop in to have chat and discuss plans over a coffee in the office. Inclusivity is a key part of being an owner and we strive to make sure that everyone's needs are catered for at Howe Hills - our gallops mornings are such an important part of that process, building the bond between an owner and their horse, which makes winning that bit more special.
Rebecca prides herself on an open approach to new owners and has built successful relationships with several syndicates, who can enjoy all aspects of owning a horse and seeing them perform to the best of their abilities out on the track for just a fraction of the cost.
Having reached the 100 winner mark in January 2019 and with the quantity and, more importantly, quality of horse entering the stable rising each year, it's not difficult to envisage further success at Howe Hills and the next century of winners being achieved in half the time.
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