Life After Racing

Racehorse mare and foal

We take great care in finding good homes for our horses once they have finished their careers on the racecourse.

Some of our ex racehorses have gone on to be successful in polo, showing, riding club and even horseball!

Over the years we have retired a few of the horses that are close to our hearts here at Kings Ride; Royal Ascot winning ‘Thundering Surf’ aged 21, as well as ‘Billy Red’ the the one eyed sprinter who won 17 races for us and owners Mr. & Mrs. Hampson are happily enjoying life out in our paddocks.

We also keep a few of our mares for breeding and John always looks forward to training the next generation after seeing the full circle from training to retirement of a mare to training and racing her offspring.

We currently have a couple of horses who have finished their careers with us that are looking for homes in retirement or for riding horses, please visit the Contact page to get in touch.

There is now a dedicated show series for retired racehorses which is growing rapidly in popularity. It is great to see horses from all abilities go on to be successful and most importantly well looked after after finishing on racecourse.


24 year old Royal Ascot winner ‘THUNDERING SURF’ enjoying life in the field