Breeding and Training
Thoroughbred Horses in Northumberland

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Beautiful holiday cottage nestled on a country lane in the village of Otterburn. Sleeps up to seven with modern facilities and an enclosed back garden. Only a five minute walk away from the stud.

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Join one of our Racing Clubs!

Join one of our racing Syndicates or Clubs - buy a share or free lease - what ever your budget. Horses with form always available from only £40.00 per week. Looking for new members:- Devour, Orlas Abbey and Harleys Max!

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Welcome to Team Girsonfield at Susan Corbett Racing.

Here at Girsonfield - in the heart of Otterburn, Northumberland, we train Flat & National Hunt horses. Team work is the key - along with care of our horses as individuals. Join our team whether you are part of a syndicate or an Owner with your own horse. Please ask for details. Lycetts Team Champion Three Star yard 2019 for yards with under 40 horses!

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Lycetts Team Champion Award 2020

We are delighted to be short listed in 2020 for the Lycetts Team Champion Award!
With our yard earning one of the top four scores in the fewer than 40 horses category. Well done team Girsonfield!

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Redesdale Rebel - a winner 3rd time out!

Redesdale Rebel was bought at the Goffs Breeze up in 2017. He has been brought on slowly but rewarded the patience of connections by winning on his third attempt!

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Gowanbuster wins first time out after lock down - by 3 1/4 lengths over 5 furlongs - first win on turf..

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Fun in the Field!

Cityscape Filly having fun!

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Thanks to the NHS!

Although we are missing racing its so important at this time that we stay safe and look forward to being back to 'normal' soon. So sorry for the people who have lost loved ones at this dreadful time.

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Why train your horse at Girsonfield?

Over the years we have had horses in training and have trained our own horses that we have bred to Point to Point. Six years ago I decided that I would like to become a professional trainer and thus be able to offer a full 'package' for horses to grow up here and then take the next step to training. Having a son who wanted to be a jockey made it seem all the more important. I felt we had all the correct facilities, lots of hills and land for fitness, knowledge of the horse and what makes them perform, as well as experience from our days Point to Pointing and learning from other trainers.

A full racing licence is not the easiest development to achieve. Following various courses I was given a permit to train, this meant we were prohibited from training client's horses, but were fully able to train and race our own, not ideal as it meant we were very limited in what we could do. However once we achieved a certain amount of success I was allowed to apply for a full licence.  In June 2013 I was granted a full licence and can now train for Flat and National Hunt.

The horses that we have achieved success with have been the home bred 'Dun to Perfection' by our own stallion Endoli, out of a grand-daughter of the famous Dun Gay Lass, owned by Phil Claxton. His first races were not good, being pulled up! I remember telling Steven Mulqueen who was riding him at Sedgefield "if you have to, carry him over the line, just finish a race". He was 4th and 4th again next time out, before making a  40 / 1 win at Carlisle look like the easiest thing in the world. Since then we have had 45 wins and 208 places.

Definite Appeal came to us from our Irish agent Edward Daly. He had won Point to Points and placed under rules. 'Nigel' owes us nothing having won point-to-points and then going on to win two chases and being placed 6 times out of his 12 runs for us.

We still have a lot of work to do with our own young horses. As Dun to Perfection proved, it does not happen overnight. However we are delighted to have the backing and support of our owners who have bought horses for us to train. To take a quote from our owner Rose "onwards and upwards".