Clifton Lodge is a modern well-equipped training yard situated within walking distance of the Curragh Training Grounds,
considered by many to be the best training facility in Ireland for racehorses. Our own facilities provide the perfect choice
for any horse joining the yard. We try to keep the yard quiet and private, the horses relaxed and happy.
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15 acres of stud railed paddocks. Horses are turned out regularly, and also often pick grass after exercise, this helps to keep them happy.
Two American Barns - one for colts and one for fillies. Separating horses in this way helps to maintain a relaxed atmosphere in the yard.
We almost always use our own transport to bring horses racing. We have an 8 horse transporter together with CCTV and a 2 box. This helps reduce the chance of catching any infection from horses from other yards.
The main yard has direct access to the Curragh Training Grounds.
All the horses receive a starting stall certificate before they can race and stalls work is included in their training regime from early on.
The enclosed sand ménage is ideal for lunging and breaking. Surrounded by pallisade sleeper fencing, it is where many or our horses have their first experience of wearing tack.
Our private two furlong round sand gallop is ideal for the young horses and starting horses back after injury.
An excellent team of award winning dedicated staff. We could not do what we do without them. All members of the team from our head girl to the exercise riders to the yard men are an integral part of our success.
Top class veterinarians from Sycamore Lodge and a Master Farrier, Sean Kelly. Physiotherapists and an acupuncturist together with equine massage pads are used when necessary. Regular testing of hay, feed and water samples by The Irish Equine Centre help to maintain a healthy yard.
An automated six-horse covered walker. The walker can be used before fast work to warm up horses’ muscles and again afterwards to cool them down.
The Curragh Training Grounds include an array of facilities for training racehorses on turf and artificial surfaces. Comprising of approximately 1500 acres the Training Grounds includes grass gallops, peat gallops, All Weather Tracks and a 2 furlong schooling strip, plus extensive grass schooling facilties over fences and hurdles. The Curragh Training Grounds has invested millions of Euro in their facilities to ensure that they remain an international centre of excellence for thoroughbred training. More at www.curraghtraininggrounds.ie
Access to Equine Pool, Spa and Water Walker. Most horses find hydrotherapy sessions to be very relaxing and the sessions have been successful in treating injuries which occur in horses’ limbs. They also work well as a therapeutic post-exercise treatment in revitalising the horse’s tired and sore legs following racing.