Robin Dickin stable tour

Robin Dickin stable tour

Alne Park, Warwicks, B49 6HS
£90.00 per person

Tour Summary

Located in the stunning Alne Park, near Alcester in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside we have put together a very special morning for anyone interested in horse racing – a fun and entertaining morning including breakfast, a trip to the gallops and an informative stable tour with leading trainer Robin Dickin.

But don't just take our word for it ...

"...good company, lovely breakfast – and we had three winners at Stratford! A lovely day – we will be back again..." Susan Essex

Tour History

Robin Dickin has been training since 1986, sending out winners on the Flat and over jumps, from five furlongs to four miles, making him a truly versatile trainer.

Prior to training Robin rode winners under both codes as a professional jockey.

Robin’s base at Hill Farm, Great Alne, in the heart of Warwickshire has been home for the last two years and offers a superb facility for training both Flat and National Hunt horses. The yard was developed by the late John Allen, and has all facilities immediately to hand.

Set in 120 acres of grassland the gallop is visible from virtually all aspects of the farm which makes for great viewing. As well as the superb gallop, the farm offers a wealth of options for exercising the horses, which keeps staff and horses interested.

All of Robin’s horses are turned out every day, which keeps them happy and healthy – if a little muddy at times!

The great Kadastrof was arguably the best horse that Robin has trained, but the prolific Dr Rocket, Shampooed and sprinter Ballasecret have been some to note over the years.

With the likes of Thomas Crapper, Restless Harry and Garrahalish now flying the flag for the yard, the stable also has an exciting string of young horses coming behind them which are well worth a visit.

Dontmindboys, Routine Procedure and Under The Phone are all young horses with bright futures, along with the exciting Timon’s Tara and Wildmoor Boy who have both show some good bumper form.

With stabling for 40, the yard offers a friendly and professional approach and looks forward to welcoming you for a look around and giving you an insight into what makes us tick, as well as a hearty breakfast.

Tour Itinerary

Fridays and Saturdays (September to April inclusive - plus dates throughout the summer)

Start time: 8am (three-hour tour)

The fun starts the moment you arrive at Alne Park, where the day commences with a trip to the gallops to watch the string being put through their paces at first hand.

Next it's back to the yard for a winning breakfast (guaranteed to set you up for the day).

Then enjoy an informative tour of the yard to gain an insiders' view to some of the equine stars 'looking over the doors' and you'll get a chance to ask Robin about the workings of a racing yard and hear tales 'from the horse's mouth' from his colourful career in the Sport of Kings.

  • You will also receive a gift badge as a lasting memento of your visit.
  • For comfort and safety each tour is limited to groups of eight.
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult.
  • Finally, remember to pack your wellington boots and some warm clothing.

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