ALAN & LAWNEY
Lawney and husband Alan have been training horses for almost 30 years and their great enthusiasm and commitment to this endeavour has paid dividends. Devotion to the venture led to Lawney’s professional licence in 2005 and aided Alan to be crowned National Champion Trainer in 2014.
Set on 1,000 acres at the foot of the Chilterns, Woodway Farm boasts extensive training facilities. All types of horses, from unbroken four-year-olds to soured-off veterans, are welcomed to the yard. Alan & Lawney’s myriad skills ensure that a youngster is guided to achieve its full potential and an older horse regains its form.
“We pride ourselves on tailoring a horse’s training regime to its individual needs. Being a small yard, horses receive more focused attention. The stables are in an attractive, natural environment on our own farm. Each horse is therefore much more relaxed than it would be in a regimented training centre and is able to make the best of our training programme.”
While Lawney trains horses running under National Hunt rules, Alan runs a highly successful Point-to-Point operation. This system works well as it gives youngsters the chance to have a few runs in Points before going into more competitive races under rules. It also gives older horses, who have struggled against the handicapper for too long, a chance to drop down in grade to win more races.
Some of the stable's biggest achievements include Alan training both Mid Div And Creep & Harbour Court to victory at the 2013 Cheltenham Hunter Chase evening, with a follow up double two years later; this time with Quinz & Harbour Court both winning at the same meeting, in 2015. Lawney's most high profile training achievements to date include Montjeu gelding I Have Dreamed winning the £50,000 Listed Summer Plate at Market Rasen in 2012, Ski Sunday being victorious in the William Hill Handicap Hurdle at Kempton in 2011 and Universal Soldier winning a Chepstow Handicap Hurdle in 2011.
Situated in a prime location just off junction 6 of the M40, the yard is easily accessible and less than an hour by road from Central London.
We invite you to explore our ownership options to join this highly successful team!