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Most of a racehorse’s training revolves around regular workouts on the gallops. At Jonjo O’Neill Racing we are confident that we have the finest National Hunt training facilities in the country, including a variety of grass and all-weather gallops. There are three grass gallops, together with two Polytrack gallops. Additionally, there are more than three miles of horse walks, all contained within the 500 acre estate. These facilities allow our horses to enjoy a variety of exercise and conditions without the need to use public roads or bridle paths.
We have a five-furlong Polytrack gallop and a one-mile Polytrack gallop. When early morning routines are jeopardised by weather conditions, these top class facilities mean our horses are able to exercise whatever the elements throw at us. With our specialised equipment, we are actually able to replicate underfoot conditions similar to those which our horses encounter on the grass, be it fast, good or soft.
There are three grass gallops, all one mile long. Each one has an incline which provides for a thorough workout and is also equipped with a “pop up” sprinkler system to ensure near optimum underfoot conditions. Basic routine involves galloping uphill and then slowly walking back, before repeating. Such a regime helps to build strength and stamina.
Our all-weather 3-furlong round gallop is invaluable and perfect for long continuous work and for teaching young horses.