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Ed de Giles Racing
Lilly Hall Farm
Little Marcle
Ledbury
Herefordshire
HR8 2LD
UK

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Welcome to Ed de Giles Racing

Ed de Giles

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.

About 

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 license to train in December 2010 and is now approaching the end of his fourth flat season, having already won £475,000 in prize money on the Flat, and £48,000 in prize money over the jumps. The yard has an excellent strike rate, comprising of 72 winners to date, of which 66 winners were on the Flat and 6 were over jumps, and in 2013 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:

Racehorse ownership:

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Racing Partnership – this consists of 2-20 individuals, of which at least 2 must become, or already be, registered owners.
  3. Company Ownership - whereby a company owns a horse.  This is great way to advertise your company, as well providing fantastic corporate entertainment opportunities.
  4. 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.

The yard is sponsored by Ed de Giles Racing.