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“After 4 years of hard work and plenty of investment, project Manor House has started to achieve the results that everyone involved deserves. Not just the Royal Ascot horses but the rest of the 2yos. It’s great to be involved in a small way at such an early stage in something that's so good. I am pleased for everyone who has played a part in making this year so successful. On behalf of all of us at Deva Racing, well done.”


Mike Foster, Deva Racing syndicate manager

“I would like to say a big thank you to all at Manor House and I really do mean all. Whenever I visit, which is quite often, I have always received a very friendly and polite welcome from all the staff even at 7.00 am. It is always exciting visiting the horses who always look well, relaxed and in good condition.

I have been fortunate to have had this season an interest in 17 horses, that have in total had 83 races, I have managed to attend 48 races in England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany and have been fortunate to have 6 wins.

Basantee who has won three times has been a real genuine star filly who although small, always tries her hardest and is unlucky not to have picked up some black type. However my favourite moment was when I had my first sole runner Viola D'Amour who won on her debut at 20/1. Yes I cried as I phoned my 92 year old father who I named the filly after. He must have wondered what his blubbering son was going on about.

Memories like that are what enthusiastic owners dream about and I have been very fortunate. I hope to have further great experiences and I must thank Tom and the staff for all the good work and comradeship this season. Lastly I must thank my wife for still even talking to me.”

Laurence Bellman, owner


“I would like to say a huge thank you for the unforgettable experience at Chester Races on Saturday. It was very generous of you to entertain me in such five-star style. Your box is a real credit to you all, the food and service were both perfect. Despite the fact I have not got any horses in training with you (or anyone else for that matter!), I was made to feel as welcome as your best customers. I really enjoyed the conversation for the day and learnt a massive amount about racing in such a short spell of time from the great collection of people that were there. I want to wish you every success in the future and I hope the recent sales have been fruitful. Thank you all again.”

Peter Done, local farmer and guest in the MHS Chester Box


“How do you find the time to do what you do to your web site and facebook page? Is running a busy training yard not enough to keep everybody busy?! Working with horses is not a 9 to 5, five days a week job. I for one am grateful for the extra work done to keep us updated. No other trainer that I know of is providing the service you provide, well not as well as you do. So please keep up the good work, and wishing all at Manor House Stables great success in the future.”

Ste Conway, Facebook follower


“Just a note to say a very big thank you to all of your staff, Lizzie, Mike and Kevin especially for hosting and looking after us so well on Thursday and also many thanks for the biscuits & coffee etc! You have a wonderful facility for training horses and when it is finished it will be magnificent. Everyone enjoyed the morning very much and once again many thanks. Wishing you many winners in the future – all the best.”

Rob Challinor, Vice Chairman Market Drayton 41 Club


“It’s been great fun having horses with you this year. Your yard is a long way from Singapore but your first rate internet site meant I could follow what was going on in the yard!”

Ben Keswick, owner


“May I on behalf of Clive and myself thank you all at Manor House Stables for first of all entertaining and showing us the marvellous facilities on offer at Manor House Stables and secondly providing us with an incredible afternoon at Chester Races in your box. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at both venues with special thanks Tom for making us so welcome at Manor House Stables and Colin who did the same at both venues.”

Doug Williams, guest in the MHS Chester Box


“We would like to congratulate Tom and the whole team at Manor House. We are really proud to be involved with such a professional and friendly racing team, who so deserve this success. Only look out; it’s gonna get bigger and better..!”

Mary & Keith Trowbridge, owners


“I would just like to express my gratitude for the fabulous day out we experienced on Saturday at the stables. I was given a voucher for my 30th birthday and what a fantastic day it turned out to be. I have worked in the bookmaking industry for eight years although I’ve had a very limited interest in horse racing until now. I’ve decided that having met some of the staff down at Manor House Stables, including Tom, I’m going to be following the yard as a hobby. Hopefully on a successful punting as well as sporting basis! Thanks again for the great welcome and wonderful insight into a working training yard!”

Danny Atkinson, visitor


“Thanks for the visit for my 90th Birthday. Perhaps again for my 100th! All the best for all at Manor House Stables in 2011.”

Mr Rowlands, visitor


“I'm a new member of the Manor House Racing Club and I have enjoyed it very much so far and it’s only been a few weeks! It is a great opportunity to be involved in racing at relatively low cost.”

Avril Fitton, Manor House Racing Club member


“Thank you so much for inviting us to your very special yearling parade on Sunday. It was fantastic. Gary and I really enjoyed the whole event, from learning from your vet, watching the farrier, looking at the amazing horses, followed by fine food and wine! You must all be proud of what you have achieved, it was incredible. We wish you luck and every success in the future. Many thanks and best wishes.”

Gary and Chris Talbot, partners in The MHS 2012 Olympic Partnership


“Thank you all so much for a wonderful day last Sunday. The whole place and atmosphere is a credit to you all and the new pool, will, I'm sure be a huge asset. We will continue to recommend you to all of our breeders. The food, wine and general ambience was second to none and we really appreciated it. All the staff were extremely pleasant and a 'Brucie Bonus' we won the hamper! Thank you all once again and here's to 2012.”

Richard and Clare Kent of Mickley Stud, local breeders


“We had the most enjoyable and exiting day yesterday at Manor House Stables for which we thank you all. The day was brilliantly planned with the most wonderful and generous hospitality. Lunch was delicious! We were most impressed with your new swimming pool complex, the veterinary wing and stabling. It was an excellent parade of yearlings as evidenced by our purchase of the Acclamation colt! Naturally we were thrilled to see Rhythm Of Light in such good form and condition. What a star she is! All in all a thoroughly enjoyable day - thank you.”

Pamela and Peter Deal, part owners of Rhythm Of Light


“I would just like to thank you all for a most enjoyable owners day at Manor House on Sunday. It really was a very special occasion so I'm particularly glad to be back and involved in a new horse for 2012.”

Nick Attenborough, Racing For Change