Lucy Normile and the team have been training racehorses from the tranquil surroundings of Duncrievie, Glenfarg and have gradually built up a smart, efficient and friendly racing yard, though lots of hard work and dedication.
There is a five furlong all-weather gallop with a good hill to ensure a proper work out for the horses. This facility makes a great difference to the horses, especially in winter when their preparation should not be undertaken on muddy or frosty ground and they need a sound and reliable surface on which to work. A new sand gallop installed to help during the winter weather.
Lucy has a really great team of loyal staff, who all work very hard all year round through rain and shine – they are all invaluable for their efforts. It is a real team effort at Duncrievie.
There is lovely airey stabling for the horses, and they all have good views to stop the horses getting bored. They have the use of 60 acres of grazing. There is an outdoor school, a horse-walker and a variety of schooling logs, tyres, hurdles and fences. The surrounding area has some great places to hack and horses are often taken to the loch for a paddle or a swim at St Andrews beach.
As the seasons have progressed so have our facilities and we are constantly improving the quality of the horses that we have in the yard, this also includes some horses to run on the Flat and with only a few to run on the level they have been in the winners enclosure on many occasions.
Cadore has been entered to run over hurdles at Musselburgh on Friday 24th March.
Cruachan has been entered to run at Kelso on Saturday 25th March.
Both Silverton and Rinnagree Rosie have been entered to run at Hexham on Tuesday 28th March – hoping that the 3 inches of snow covering the course goes quickly!!