Dr Richard Newland
MPR horses with this trainer
With 125 acres in beautiful Worcestershire countryside, and just 10 minutes from the M5, Urloxhey has been purpose-built to cater for a racehorse’s every need. Large airy stables in a relaxing environment are the starting point.
Other than during the very wettest weeks of Winter, each horse is turned out for grazing seven days a week after being ridden. Superb staff mean that your horse will be expertly looked after, ensuring that they arrive at the races both fit and happy. The use of technology is growing, from the regular weighing of horses to the latest data monitoring equipment, covering heart rate, speed, recovery rate, stride length and more.
Dr. Richard Newland is best known for his handling of the 2014 Grand National winner Pineau De Re. Winners trained by 'the doc' have encompassed every level, from Graded races, the most recent one being Captain Tom Cat in the ‘Rising Stars’ Novice Chase at Wincanton, through fiercely contested handicaps like the Swinton Hurdle and the Imperial Cup, to more humble races at tracks all over the country.
Campaigning a horse’s career is crucial. Beau Bay, winner of the 2020 Grand Sefton at Aintree, has now won seven races for the Richard Newland team, in the process seeing his official rating climb from 102 to 142. He was claimed by the doc at Worcester for just £4,000.
Richard is well known for an astute buying policy, sourcing from the UK, France and Ireland. This ranges from store horses and point to pointers, to those which have shown promise on the track, on the flat and over hurdles.
Vosne Romanee was one such horse. Rated just 63 on the flat, the doc bought him privately, cheaply. By the time Ronnie was retrained for a life after racing he had won 12 races on the flat, over hurdles and fences, culminating in an Ascot victory off a rating of 149.