Welcome to Ed de Giles Racing
At Lilly Hall Farm, home of Ed de Giles Racing, we aim to provide a first class service to all of our owners and racehorses in training.
Horses are individuals, and at Ed de Giles Racing they are treated as such, all receiving specialist attention in order to maximize their potential. Ed has a professional, dedicated and enthusiastic team behind him who all share his passion for creating a successful, top class yard training predominantly racehorses for the Flat.
Ed de Giles:
Ed started his racing career with two years as assistant trainer to Nick Gaselee in Lambourn. He then moved into ownership whilst working for an investment bank in the City, buying his own horses including Group 1 winner Markab. He obtained his dual purpose license to train Flat and National Hunt racehorses in December 2010 and is now entering his fifth flat season, having already won £507,000 in prize money on the Flat, and £48,000 in prize money over the jumps. The yard has an excellent strike rate, comprising of 81 winners to date, of which 75 winners were on the Flat and 6 were over jumps, and in 2014 50% of our runners either won or were in the first four.
A lot of the horses Ed has purchased have improved significantly and turned a good profit for his owners, both with prize money and enhanced value. Kingsgate Choice, who started with him rated 80 and hit a high of 109. As quoted by Timeform Kingsgate Choice is 'a credit to his upwardly mobile trainer'.
Racehorse training facilities:
Nestled in the hills of Ledbury on the Herefordshire/Gloucestershire border, our racing yard and facilities provide the perfect environment from which to train winners. Facilities include:
- Three all weather gallops
- Two horse walkers
- Equine Pool
- 50 boxes
- Lunge ring
- Schooling facilities
- 75 acres of spectacular post and rail turn out paddocks
It is very important that owning a racehorse is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all and we believe that it is essential that our owners are kept up to date with all aspects of the training progress of their horses. Not only is Lilly Hall Farm a top class racing yard, it is also our home, in which owners are very welcome at anytime. After an early morning start watching the horses on the gallops, we would be delighted to discuss the progress and future plans for your racehorse over a hearty breakfast!
Through our invaluable contacts and knowledge we will always be able to find a racehorse that suits all your requirements. We currently use Ed Sackville of www.sackvilledonald.com to help us buy our yearlings. As you'll see from their website they have an exemplary track record in purchasing yearlings, with countless Group winners purchased over the years. They have an extensive global network of contacts that is incredibly useful when coming to sell on horses for a considerable profit.
Please check our horses for sale page and feel free to call Ed at anytime to discuss further.
There are many ways of owning a racehorse:
- Sole Ownership - whereby you will be the owner of the horse and no one else. As such, any costs and profits will be yours alone.
- Co-ownership – co-ownership involves more than one owner and is a great way of enjoying all aspects of racehorse ownership without the financial burden. Not only is it more affordable, but it is also a great fun and sociable experience for all of the horse racing enthusiasts involved. There are 4 ways in which this can be done:
- Joint Ownership – this consists of 2-12 individuals, and the horse(s) can run in either a joint ownership’s name or the name of a joint owner.
- Racing Partnership – this consists of 2-20 individuals, of which at least 2 must become, or already be, registered owners.
- Company Ownership - whereby a company owns a horse. This is great way to advertise your company, as well providing fantastic corporate entertainment opportunities.
- Leasing – it is possible to lease a racehorse which involves the ownership of a racehorse for a set period of time, and the costs the horse incurs becomes the responsibility of the lessee for the lease period. In return the horse runs under the ownership of the lessee.
- Racing Club - Racing Clubs are not an independent form of ownership, and by joining or becoming a member of a Racing Club you receive the benefits of that Club, but are not entering into racehorse ownership yourself. It is, however, a great way of being involved in racing, and a good way to start should you be interested in subsequently getting involved in racehorse ownership.
The yard is sponsored by Ed de Giles Racing.