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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Latest News...

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.