Musley Bank Stables, home to Richard Fahey and his team can be found in beautiful open countryside just a mile outside the historic training centre of Malton in North Yorkshire.
An ideal setting for training racehorses proven by another outstanding year in 2012; Richard, third in the numerical list of races won in Britain, and sixth in the overall championship, sent out 147 winners, plus 299 seconds and thirds contributing to a prize money haul totalling over £2m. Staggering! With the quality of horses increasing year on year together with Richard’s consistent knack of getting the best out of them it is little wonder Musley Bank Stables is proving to be one of the top training establishments in the country.
Our Facilities: 2010 saw the completion of our new American barn which includes 44 stables, an indoor ride which is a furlong round and two horse walkers. Light and airy with good ventilation and CCTV, this barn and in particular the indoor ride has proven to be an invaluable asset.
In addition to the ‘New Barn’ we have five American barns and a number of outdoor stables which together span a 5 acre area. The fillies and colts are stabled in separate barns. We also have designated stables serving as quarantine for new horses joining the string minimizing the risk of virus’s been brought in. The all weather gallop is just under a mile long with a three and a half furlong chute.
The MacTrac surface consisting of wax coated sand reduces kick back and never freezes making for an excellent year round gallop. In addition we have use of a mile grass gallop in the summer providing conditions are favourable.
We have a 3 bay set of starting stalls. Running parallel to the all weather gallop we have 5 flights of hurdles and 3 plain steeplechase fences. We have 42 small post and rail paddocks designed specifically for turning out racehorses in training. We believe it is essential for their wellbeing offering a change of scenery, relieving possible boredom, allowing them to unwind, have a jump and a kick and generally enjoy themselves.
We have six covered horse walkers, four of which can exercise up to 6 horses at any one time; the other two can exercise 5 and 8 horses at any one time. We use the walkers on a daily basis for cooling off after morning exercise and after a ‘work morning’ we’ll pop the horses on for an ‘easy day’.
The lunge ring has an all weather surface making it available year round.