Folly House is a historic, charming and picturesque yard in Lambourn. Cheltenham Gold Cup winners have been produced from the yard, and Jamie has been in situ since 2011. The yard has expanded to house 50 horses, with immediate access to the wonderful Lambourn Gallops which are the finest gallops in the country. Jamie has trained over 300 winners and is lucky enough to have already trained a Cheltenham Festival winner.
As the 2020/21 season draws to a close, it has to go down as a ‘tough but on the whole, a good season’. Last season’s tally of 46 winners from 50 horses was always going to be tough to beat especially as we lost the first couple of months of this season due to the pandemic. However, two Grade 2 winners, £250,000 in prizemoney and 35th in the trainer’s table is a respectable total, we ended with 23 winners, but a rather frustrating 38 seconds and 37 thirds. Ga Law winning the Rising Stars at Wincanton was a great thrill, and it was lovely to see Anythingforlove winning the Jane Seymour at Sandown, and obviously it was good to have our first runner in the Grand National, who finished 2nd of the English! We did however, have a lot of young horses and 65% of our bumper runners finished in the top three, and they are the future.
If you have a couple of spare minutes then click the link below to watch a video clip of our winners last season in a picture montage to relive some good days:
Jamie has an ability to get the best out of each horse that he trains, but just an importantly makes being involved in racehorse ownership great fun. Jamie and his team are always welcoming and go out of their way to spend time with you and ensure that everyone has a great time, whether visiting the stables or at the racecourse. I would strongly recommend Jamie to anyone looking for an outstanding trainer.
Having a horse with Jamie and his team at Folly House has been a fantastic experience. He really understands syndicates and was incredibly helpful throughout the process of SAAL Racing securing our first National Hunt horse. Jamie treats you the same if you're a sole owner or part of a large syndicate and regular stable visits are encouraged. Following the success of Shantewe we've now added a second horse to the yard with hopefully more to come.
I have had horses in training with Jamie since he first had a licence, and it has been great fun with plenty of success along the way. We are treated as well as the horses, and Jamie's communication with us has been second to none.
It must have been 25 years ago that I started “investing” in horses. The last few years with you have been the best!