Spelling at BTRC

The spelling station at The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre is for active, injured or recently retired racehorses and can accommodate up to 12 horses at a time. This facility is intended to provide horses with a break from the normal training routine or can be used for rest and recovery purposes. Normally, the minimum length of stay is 4 weeks and maximum 6 months.

BTRC is situated just outside Lancaster, 10 minutes off the M6 (exit 34 or 35) and is based on a 180-acre farm in the beautiful and tranquil Lancashire countryside. The Centre has excellent facilities and a dedicated team, all of whom have professional qualifications in either racing or equestrian; including our CEO who was responsible for managing the spelling stables for active racehorses at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Spelling fee: £140 per week to include;

  • Feed and Forage
  • Bedding
  • Daily turn out and horse walker available

There will be additional veterinary charges if a horse becomes sick or injured and for any additional supplements or procedures that the trainer may request. There will also be charges for alternative bedding or feed and miscellaneous items, unless provided by the trainer.

Transport to be arranged by trainer or owner and all horses require a negative strangles ELISA before arrival and proof of valid vaccinations.

There are limited spelling stables available so if you have a horse you feel may benefit from this service please complete the application form here.

Should you require more information please do not hesitate to contact the Centre on 01524 812649 or email enquiries@thetrc.co.uk or. If you would like to know more about the facilities at Whinney Hill please click here.

All profit from spelling stables will go directly to the BTRC’s charitable vulnerable horse programme to help retired racehorses that may struggle in their second career.