Suzi Best Racing

Suzi Best Racing - here's your chance to join a winning team

Suzi Best was assistant trainer to her husband Jim Best for over ten years. Playing a key part in a yard renowned for improving horses and using top jockeys.

Tom Best was a champion amateur and grade 1 winning jockey. Worked for the likes of the late Toby Balding and Paul Nicholls. He has extensive experience training over 200 winners as assistant to his brother Jim Best.

Dan Burchell is our work rider.

We have fantastic facilities here at Grandstand Stables, including grass and all weather gallops set on the beautiful South Downs where your horse will thrive.

Become an owner at Grandstand Stables and:

  • visit your horse in gorgeous countryside
  • watch your horse work up the gallops
  • enjoy many memorable days out racing
  • join your horse in the winner's enclosure!
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An Eventful Valentine’s Day 

The last race at our local track, Plumpton, was won by the lovely Eventful, a gorgeous bay mare by Oasis Dream, owned by Guy Dunphy, Chris Dillon and Chris Seeney; a group of very enthusiastic and loyal owners here at Best Racing. We were pleased to see Eventful improve enough since her wind op to win this mares 2 mile handicap hurdle race by two and a quarter lengths.
She was held up in the rear by jockey, Nick Schofield and given a super ride, jumping neatly round to take the lead on the run in.
What a great gift for her owners on Valentine’s Day. We are looking forward to getting her back out racing again soon.

New year winner for The Global Wonder Partnership!

Global Wonder kicked 2022 off with an easy success in the last race of the day at the first Plumpton meeting of the new year.
We were thrilled, along with all of his owners to see him storm home in the handicap hurdle by an impressive four lengths.
He was capably piloted by the excellent Nick Schofield, who had him jumping his hurdles smoothly whilst restrained at the back of the field over the two miles.
At the bottom of the track on the home turn, he began to pass horses and cruised to an emphatic success! Giving the Phillip Hobbs trained runner up absolutely no chance.
This is likely to be the first of numerous wins for The Global Wonder Partnership for 2022 with this gutsy and determined little horse. He is so versatile and loves to be first past the winning post.

Global skips clear at Brighton 

Global Wonder appreciated the give in the ground at Brighton racecourse on the 5th of October when he won the apprentice handicap over 1m5f easily, under up and coming young jockey Aiden Brookes.

We were really pleased for the small group of enthusiastic owners who have some more wins still to come with this little horse. He definitely enjoyed being dropped out at the back of the field when the stalls opened, then smoothly pass all of the other runners to win by a couple of lengths, steered confidently past the winning post by Aiden, who is one to watch.

It’s clearly Global’s favourite time of year as he also won over hurdles in October of last year, he is a versatile and fun horse who will be in the winners enclosure again soon!

Wells Glory earns high praise with an easy bumper win

It was a winning debut for Wells Glory in the lucky blue and white colours of his owners, Milldean Racing at Plumpton in the National Hunt flat race, the finale of the season at the Sussex track.
Top jockey Tom Scudamore had him perfectly positioned throughout, and cruised past the field to take the race cozily.
Presenter Mick Fitzgerald, commented-
“This team know what they’re doing with bumper horses, and when we saw this horse walking round at the start, we commented on how fit he looked.”
Commentator, Mike Cattermole was similarly impressed, summing up our handsome son of Fame And Glory’s success with-
“Travelled like a dream on the inside for Tom Scu, and when given the office, put the race to bed really impressively.”

It was a great boost for all of us at Grandstand Stables, as we have a growing string of up-and-coming bumper horses that we are excited to unleash. Wells Glory has always worked well at home and been an easy horse to prepare.
Tom Scudamore was full of praise for him too, in a post interview race he said:
“Very professional, he’s won, as he should, I was delighted with him.
Very straightforward, after about three strides I was thinking he was going to take a bit of beating. He just settled nicely there, he was comfortable and handled everything, he’s done it in the stamp of a very nice horse. There’s plenty more to come!”

Bashful Boy shows his turn of foot with an easy victory under Daryl Jacob

When it comes to confident rides, you won’t see better than the one given to Bashful Boy by Daryl Jacob at Fontwell in the 2m1 furlong Star Sports bet handicap hurdle on the 29th of March.
Daryl cruised round in mid division until two hurdles from home, when he sent Bashful on and accelerated easily to the winning post. With fast and fluent jumping, it was a typically masterful ride from the incredibly talented jockey.
Daryl said after the race- “He’s a lovely horse, and I’ve always said to the Bests; there’s a couple of nice races to be won with him. Fast ground is key, and it was proper nice ground out there. He’s travelled, he’s jumped incredibly quick. It was nice to get a winner for the Best team, they’ve been good supporters of mine since AP retired, and it’s nice to get them a winner.”
We hope that Bashful Boy can continue his winning vein of form for his owners, Milldean Racing.

Global Wonder storms clear at Plumpton

Global Wonder gave us all a thrilling race to watch at Plumpton Racecourse, under talented young jockey Jack Tudor in the Bob Champion Cancer Trust Novices handicap hurdle, over two miles. His jumping was slick and he was ridden to perfection by Jack, to absolutely cruise past the rest of the field and win easily. We were very happy to cheer him home, especially as his owners “The Global Wonder Partnership” are such a valued part of our team here at Suzi Best Racing. It was his first career win over hurdles, and we believe there are plenty more wins in the tank! He is a fun little horse with a lot of determination.

Bashful wins from the front

Bashful Boy continued his promising hurdling career with a smooth and confident ride from Daryl Jacob, taking the 2m1f novices hurdle at Fontwell. 
Bashful Boys lead was never troubled throughout the race, and owners Milldean Racing were very pleased to see their colours on the winners podium once again.
This bay gelding by Magician is showing to the team at Best Racing that he has a real future over hurdles.

The Trampolinist bounces to victory!

The Trampolinist, who is an impressive mare oozing quality won the 1m7f NH flat race at Uttoxeter, under top jockey Daryl Jacob.
We were all thrilled to see this well bred, substantial Flemensfirth mare win on her first time on a Racecourse. She had a smooth preparation for her first run and we were over the moon to provide our loyal owner, Mr. Mark Benton with success.

That’s My Rabbit forges through heavy ground to victory !

The 20th of December was a successful afternoon at Uttoxeter races for us and our owners Mr Coupland and Mr Collins, with ‘That’s My Rabbit’ taking the 2m4f conditionals and amateurs handicap hurdle in striking style under jockey Luca Morgan. The going was really testing, but Rabbit (as he is known at home) made it look easy, and behind himself and the second horse there was an expansive gap of over thirty lengths back to the rest of the field. Another win for Suzi Best Racing; all of the horses are in fine fettle and it shouldn’t be too long before the next winner! 
Photo above by kind permission of

Highway has success!

On the 21st of November at Wincanton, Highway To Success gave his owners and all of the team here at Suzi Best Racing a memorable day’s racing, with an impressive and eye catching win in the hands and heels handicap hurdle over 2m1/2f, confidently ridden by Luca Morgan.
Held up out of any trouble, Highway settled well off the very strong early pace, with help from a first time visor, the penny dropped with an easy win to confirm the promise he has shown us at home! He is a bonny little horse, and at only three years old, is one to watch.
Photo by kind permission of Matthew Webb.

De Plotting Shed has his first win over fences.

At Newton Abbott races on the 14th of August, the whole team at Suzi Best Racing was over the moon to see De Plotting Shed resume his winning ways; he had only run once for us (where he finished second), since arriving from Ireland and had been winless in his last twenty one runs, so it was wonderful to have him win in such emphatic style.
His owners are some of the most dedicated around; they worship this lovely big horse!
It was a beginners chase over 2m5f and Jamie Moore was the winning jockey. 
Hopefully, Cheltenham beckons for De Plotting Shed this season.

Success for Corrie Lake and a great start with De Plotting Shed at Fontwell Park

A brilliant day at the races with two of our jumpers. The horses looked super in the paddock, and both were awarded best turned out prizes.
First off, De Plotting Shed who is a real yard favourite and one we were all looking forward to seeing on the Racecourse for his lovely owners, who adore him! He ran well in the beginners chase for second place; it was a decent performance, he jumped flawlessly under champion jockey Richard Johnson and looked to be enjoying his race. It was a pleasing starting point and there is a lot of potential for the future, he will be winning races soon enough.
The winner for us was Corrie Lake in the bumper, who was given a fantastic ride by Jamie Moore. Owner Francesca O’Sullivan was thrilled with her mares first run for us, having previously had only one point to point race in Ireland. She is nicely bred, being a half sister to useful Irish hurdler/chaser ‘Surf Instructor.’ We are all looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this big, strong young horse. 

New Street storms home for 

owner Mr. Callaghan 

The latest winner from Suzi Best Racing is New Street, owned by our great friend Mr. Jack Callaghan. Another huge supporter of the Stables. We were thrilled with how New Street was ridden by top jockey, Jim Crowley to win at Chelmsford. Photos from Megan Rose Photography.

Milldean wins under the Champ

Milldean Silva won the bumper at Southwell (15/07/18) under a super ride from champion jump jockey Richard Johnson. We were delighted for her owners, the Milldean Racing syndicate.
She’s a lovely mare with a lot of potential, and the racing commentators frequently described her as a “big, chasing type”. She definitely has an engine!

Horses in top form at Grandstand Stables

Wins in the last fortnight include Outrath at Kempton, and two more wins from Ertidaad on the all weather at Kempton and Lingfield. With the horses looking in great condition, and working superbly at home right now, our strike rate should continue to be one of the best in the country at the moment! More photos to follow very soon.

Another winner for the team at Suzi Best Racing!

Alberta wins under a great ride from Bryony Frost at Kempton.

Winner at Chelmsford

Trained at Suzi Best Racing, here's Ertidaad winning at Chelmsford under Charles Bishop for owner Ms F. O’Sullivan.