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Lawney and husband Alan have been training horses for 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 the National Point to Point Champion Trainer in 2014, and finish second every year after. Joe has now retired from the saddle and taken over the role of Assistant Trainer, in which he has proved to be a great asset, particularly with race planning and training.

Woodway Farm is set on 1,000 acres at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, and boasts extensive training facilities. All types of horses, from unbroken three-year-olds to soured-off veterans, are welcomed to the yard. Alan, Joe and Lawney’s skills and expertise ensure that a youngster is guided to achieve its full potential and an older horse regains its form.

While Lawney trains horses running under National Hunt rules, Alan runs a highly successful Point-to-Point operation, with Joe assisting in both yards. This system works well as it gives youngsters the chance to have a few runs in Point to 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 between the flags.

“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.”


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!


Both yards combined have had over 500 winners and many notable achievements. Here are a few of the most successful days!

Point to Point Yard

  • Bon Accord winning the 2007 Intermediate Final Hunter Chase at Cheltenham

  • Bon Accord 2nd in the 2008 Cheltenham Foxhunters

  • Harbour Court winning the 2013 John Corbett Champion Novice Hunter Chase at Stratford

  • Two doubles at the Cheltenham Hunter Chase evening meeting, in 2013 (Mid Div and Creep & Harbour Court) and 2015 (Harbour Court & Quinz)

  • Sharp Suit winning the 2014 Intermediate Final at Cheltenham

  • National Champion Point to Point Trainer in 2014

  • Broken Eagle winning 19 races

  • Start Royal winning 29 races

  • Man of Steel winning 15 races, including 7 Hunter Chases

  • Reikers Island winning the 2022 Willoughby De Brook Hunter Chase at Warwick

  • Back Bar winning the 2022 Dick Saunders Hunter Chase at Leicester

  • Reaching 400 winners in 2022

  • Runner up in the National Point to Point Trainers Championship 2015-2022

National Hunt Yard

  • Ski Sunday winning the 2011 William Hill Handicap Hurdle at Kempton under AP McCoy

  • I Have Dreamed winning the 2012 Class 1 Listed Summer Plate at Market Rasen 

  • Clondaw Westie finishing 4th in the 2021 Aintree Foxhunters

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