Spigot Lodge, steeped in racing history, is named after the 1821 St Leger winner Jack Spigot. The 1849 Epsom Derby winner "The Flying Dutchman" trained by John Fobert was also prepared at the yard and famous trainers such as Henry Hall, Colonel Lyde and more recently Sam Hall and Chris Thornton have continued to produce other high class winners from Spigot Lodge.
Spigot Lodge is ideally situated between Middleham’s High and Low moor gallops. There is a seven furlong uphill polytrack and a four furlong warm-up track as well as a grass gallop on Low Moor. High Moor has a one mile four furlongs carpet gallop as well as some superb grass gallops, with a set of stalls leading out onto one of the grass gallops.
We have now finished developments of two american barns, another walker along with a trotting/cantering ring and three lunge pits. This has given us an additional 32 stables and a superb facility for breaking young horses in. It also comes in very handy when the winter weather is against us.
This ongoing investment ensures that Spigot Lodge is one of the best equipped horse racing stables in the North of England.
We now have a new staff house with seven bedrooms and another barn that caters ten stables.
We have also recently finished a covered ride which is a massive asset to the yard for days when the weather isn't being kind to us!