Spelling at BTRC

If you are looking for options for your Thoroughbred, or you have been struggling with your retraining, then please check out the BTRC’s spelling facilities. We have recently added rehabilitation and retraining services to the spelling package.

The spelling station at the BTRC is for active, injured, recently retired racehorses, or those struggling in retraining 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, rest and recovery purposes or an opportunity to be rehabilitated and retrained.

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 racing or equestrian; including our CEO who was responsible for managing the spelling stables for active racehorses at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Spelling prices include feed and forage, bedding and daily turn out and horse walker if required. Spelling starts from £140 for horses who do not require retraining. If you would like to find out the cost of retraining, please get in touch. There will be additional veterinary charges if a horse becomes ill or injured and for any additional supplements or procedures that the trainer or owner may request.

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

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.