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Harraton Court Stables is located in the village of Exning, less than three miles northeast of Newmarket. 

Built during the 1880s by John George Lambton, the third Earl of Durham. The stables are grade II listed, an imposing example of late-Victorian equestrian architecture. 

Harraton House, originally built as a private residence, was a large building with landscaped gardens and meandering paths which lead to the stables

Harraton Court Stables now comprised of two components, the racing stables and the training stables, replacing the former stallion barn.



Harraton Court Stables has handpicked an elite training team, led by Darryll Holland, a former champion jockey and now an established trainer. Our team knows what it takes to train victorious racehorses, in turn, making you a successful racehorse owner. 

Our mission is to provide the best experience to our owners, through first-class training, racing, and facilities. We ensure that our racehorses get the best care, preparation, and accommodation possible. Our facilities offer high-class training services to owners, to maximise the horse’s potential, and help owners achieve their goals. 

We bring together groups of race enthusiasts to share in top-quality racehorses through private ownership or syndicates. As a racehorse owner with Harraton Court Stables you are a part of something remarkable, an opportunity to enjoy direct contact with Darryll Holland, a renowned jockey/trainer, and a chance to stand alongside your horse in the winner’s enclosure. You can expect an experience like no other, safe in the knowledge that you have the best chance of success. 

Alongside, meeting with other racehorse enthusiasts, business people, and professionals who all share a passion for the industry. Enhancing and combining a passion for racehorses and business.  Darryll and the team look forward to welcoming you as an owner with Harraton Court Stables.  

2022 Trainer Performance with

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Trainer Darryll Holland
Trainer Darryll Holland


Harraton History

In the early part of the 19th century the land to the north-west of Newmarket, on which Harraton Court Stables and Stud were later built, was agricultural farmland.

At that time the area in Exning, on the outskirts of Newmarket, was known as The Lodge, and contained Harraton House and, of particular note, an historic barn known as Clunch Barn or Pit. It is believed that the original barn, much of whose original slate roof still remains intact, was erected as early as 1811. By the early part of the 20th century the Clunch Barn became a Stable Barn and renamed after the 1905 Epsom Derby winner Cicero.

Harraton Court Stables, laid out in a large rectangle, with hipped and gabled slate roofs complete with dormers half way along the roof, was built in 1883 by John George Lambton, the 3rd Earl of Durham, although work had begun on the project before that date, because an arch of the central gable was inscribed with the initials EM to mark the marriage of the 3rd Earl to Ethel Milner in 1882.

The estate also included landscaped gardens, numerous outbuildings, Harraton Stud, and two semi-detached houses which were added slightly later.

Stable Tour

Experience the thrill and excitement of the world of horse racing like never before with an Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour of Top-Class Horse Racing Yard at Harraton Court Stables. Led by none other than Darryll Holland, the legendary former international group one winning jockey and current trainer, this tour offers a unique opportunity to meet the legends of the sport.