Downs House, Epsom

Downs House itself is believed to date back to the 1780s and has had an illustrious racing history being the training yard for Eclipse, a thoroughbred from which 80% of today’s bloodstock is believed to be descended.

The yard which sits at the centre of Epsom Racecourse has since fallen into a state of disrepair having remained unused for many years.

Equine Planning Solutions were commissioned to redesign the existing yard and worked closely with both the site owner and Jockey Club Estates to produce a scheme which would allow this historic racing site to be brought back into everyday use.

The proposed scheme includes a 70no. box stable yard, 55m x 30m outdoor arena, 250m oval gallop, horse walker and associated grooms and trainer’s accommodation.