Newmarket based thoroughbred trainer and practising veterinarian.

Purposeful Walk

A Purposeful Walk

By Sarah Watson / 30th April 2018 / Comments Off on A Purposeful Walk

Do you ever people watch and notice the different ways people walk? If you do, you’ll see that walks can vary hugely between people…how they move their arms, if they’re one-sided, or how much up and down motion there is! Us equine professionals may be more guilty of this than most – after all, we’re…

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Horses and feed

Guest Post: The Risks and Responsibilities in Preventing Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances in Equine Feed

By Sarah Watson / 27th April 2018 / Comments Off on Guest Post: The Risks and Responsibilities in Preventing Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances in Equine Feed

Guest post by: Dr. Cath Dunnett of Independent Equine Nutrition (IEN). There are intrinsic contamination risks associated with horse feed and supplements which have in recent years been responsible for a series of post-race positives. Contamination of feed principally occurs due to the accidental introduction of an ingredient containing a naturally occurring prohibited substance. There…

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USP In Training Racehorses

Why We’re Different – The USP And Uniqueness Of IGL Racing

By Sarah Watson / 17th April 2018 / Comments Off on Why We’re Different – The USP And Uniqueness Of IGL Racing

All businesses want a unique selling point (USP). However, with around 400 licensed flat trainers in the UK and as with market competition in any industry – finding, retaining or even explaining a USP can be tough!   IGL Racing has an immediate USP – that I’m the only female trainer that’s also a qualified…

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Racehorse Ownership Racing Line Image

Considerations and Decisions When Entering Ownership

By Sarah Watson / 29th March 2018 / Comments Off on Considerations and Decisions When Entering Ownership

Racing is a dynamic sport and a vibrant industry and there can be a lot to get to grips with, ranging from equine knowledge, to an understanding of the sport itself, and commercial opportunities and connections. So if, like many people, you’re dreaming of owning a racehorse or even a string of racehorses, there are…

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Big or Bespoke? 11 Reasons To Choose A Bespoke Trainer

By Sarah Watson / 21st March 2018 / Comments Off on Big or Bespoke? 11 Reasons To Choose A Bespoke Trainer

Selecting a trainer is one of the most important decisions you can make as a racehorse owner, right up there with choosing your horse. There are a number of factors you might take into consideration as you ponder your choice:   Location – you’ll be visiting the yard often, so you might like to consider…

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Racing Head On - Robbie Roo Roo

7 Reasons To Become A Racehorse Owner

By Sarah Watson / 2nd March 2018 / Comments Off on 7 Reasons To Become A Racehorse Owner

There are so many reasons to become a racehorse owner and because of this our unique sport attracts a wide-range of people with different interests, whom all come together to enjoy the extraordinary experience of horse racing. Although often considered a privilege of the very wealthy, racehorse ownership is more affordable and accessible than ever,…

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