Welcome to Ben Haslam Racing, where we hope you can learn a little more about us here at Castle Hill Stables. Fortunate enough to be located in the picturesque village of Middleham, North Yorkshire, Ben has been training here since 2010, and has trained 149 winners to date.
Daniel Shapiro & David Clifford
My partner and I have owned racehorses at Castle Hill Stables for three years now and we are constantly impressed by the hard work and dedication of Ben and his team. We have been fortunate enough to have several winners, including the first winner in our own colours and with the first horse that we became involved with at Castle Hill Stables.
We feel that all the horses receive careful attention, with the team always ensuring that horse welfare is paramount. Ben has a real good eye for a horse and always seems to get very good value when attending the sales. He also ensures that he places horses well so they run in the most suitable races.
Ben is always approachable and the clear communication between trainer and owner is a real plus. Stable visits are never a problem and everyone at the yard certainly knows how to make us feel very welcome when we visit. The yard certainly knows how to celebrate winning too, which is no bad thing!
We would strongly recommend owners to send their horses to Ben to be trained and we looks forward to seeing what the future bring to the yard.
Mr Daniel Shapiro
Ben trains racehorses
The team works so very hard
Rey Loopy – winner!
Haiku by Mr David Clifford
Gary Walker and Lynn Douglas of Trojan Horse Racing
Ben has a young enthusiastic team behind him and Alice, who are full of life and love the horses at the yard. They always make us laugh with their videos on the Middleham Gallops, having fun talking to the horses as they complete a piece of work. Ben and Alice live for horses and are able to tailor each training need of every horse individually they have, which is gold dust as that gives the horse a chance to blossom. Welfare is key for Ben and every yearling is given a chance to grow at their own pace before the rigours of training.
We’ve been with Ben for 2 years now and couldn’t be happier. Our horses look amazing and both Ben and Alice and their staff are so welcoming to us and most importantly they’re ‘Honest’. We love going to the yard and the famous Middleham Gallops which is 2 minutes from the stables. Fantastic village and set next to King Richard 3rd Castle. There are a fantastic group of owners already at the yard who are always full of joy and in high spirits from all walks of life. Everyone is down to earth and we all have one major thing in common, our passion and love for horses. Ben and Alice are fantastic at ‘Communication’ re our horses and there are never any surprises. I am happy to recommend Ben Haslam to all of my friends and hope you join him as it will be the best decision you make