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 over 50 horses, with immediate access to the wonderful Lambourn Gallops which are the finest gallops in the country. Jamie has trained over 360 winners and is lucky enough to have already trained two Cheltenham Festival winners.
As the 2022-23 season draws to a close, what a season it was for the team here at Folly House. We finished the season in 18th spot in the trainers championship, with 44 winners from 65 horses, and a brilliant £703,949 in win and place prize money. This was attained with a 18% win strike rate, and 62% of our runners were in the top four. The horses have held their form from start to finish, from Pisgah Pike winning the valuable Summer Hurdle; Kiltealy Briggs winning the ‘Prelude Handicap’ at Market Rasen in October; Ga Law winning the ‘Paddy Power’ Gold Cup at Cheltenham in November; You Wear It Well winning the Grade 2 ‘Jane Seymour’ at Sandown in February, and then following up under a penalty in the Grade 2 ‘Jack De Bromhead’ Mares Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival; and finally Datsalrightgino winning the Grade 2 ‘Future Champions’ Novice Chase at Ayr on Scottish National Day. It has been a record season for us, as although we had 50 winners last term, we all but doubled our prize money this year, and I am immensely proud of the whole team here, the wonderful horses, and all the support we receive from everyone associated with us. Thank you.
It has been a record breaking season and 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!