Ann's motto 'where horses come first' is very appropriate. All Ann's horses are trained as individuals and while they are undoubtedly creatures of habit, they do all have their own individual characteristics, needs and requirements. At Sun Hill, Ann ensures these needs are met; pure and simple. To date, Ann has trained MPR an impressive tally of 96 winners.
While racehorses are not all made equal in terms of racing ability, Ann makes two promises to all owners in that she gives an honest appraisal of the horses ability, so between us we can make the right decisions and that all owners have a great time being part of their horses progress. Sun Hill is very clearly Ann's priority and turning Sun Hill from a once dilapidated farm into a first class training establishment while training lots of winners and ensuring owners feel part of the process along the way, has clearly been achieved.
North Yorkshire based Sun Hill is situated in the ideal position for a horse racing yard, only 3 miles from the well known historical racing town of Middleham, the A1 is 8 miles away and there are 12 racecourses whose travelling time is less than 1½ hours in a horsebox from the yard. The horses are taken out in quiet surroundings for their roadwork and the naturally hilly landscape provides the ideal preparation for getting horses really fit. Sun Hill itself is built on the side of a hill which has had a carefully planned and well constructed all weather gallop built into it. The 50 acres of land has a large selection of post & railed paddocks and fields allowing horses time to switch off from the rigors of training and racing and to be in their natural habitat on a regular basis. Every year the yard, horses, staff and owners have benefitted from continuous improvements and investment, making Sun Hill one of the best yards in the North of England.