Samuel Drinkwater, a fresh new face on the training scene, has shocked the horse racing community by running his first Cheltenham winner within his first month as a licensed trainer. Now, he opens his top-of-the-range facilities in Worcestershire to horse owners across the UK.

The 100-acre, family-run facility, also known as The Granary, features the very best training grounds for future champions. Horses are treated to hands-on training from Samuel and dedicated care provided by his knowledgeable staff. With all this at their disposal, it is clear to see why the team at Drinkwater Racing are enthusiastic about their future growth and confident in the success of their runners.

Our Location


Our Facilities

Drinkwater Racing facilities offers horses and their owners everything anyone could ever want out of a training facility.

Our 100 acres in the Worcestershire countryside, feature a 5 ½ furlong gallop, designed by Samuel himself, a 1 ½ furlong schooling lane, a lunging pen and a Clayden horse walker, as well as large, well-ventilated stables, which can accommodate up to 33 horses. We also have an equine vet, dentist and physiotherapist, as well as a team of committed horse care staff. Luxury horse transport fitted with extra air vents and CCTV for added security is also available.

With all this at their disposal, it is clear to see why the team at Drinkwater Racing are enthusiastic about their future growth and confident in the success of their runners.


Train With Us

We work on getting horses in the form of their lives very quickly. Whether they are new runners or older horses who have lost confidence, we ensure that the training programme is tailored to the horse and its needs.

Samuel personally oversees the training of each horse and keeps in touch with owners, sending them regular updates detailing the health and progress of their horse. Pictures and videos can also be provided and owners are invited to mornings on the gallop to watch their horse run and enjoy breakfast in the Worcestershire countryside.

  • Full Training Fees are Charged at £35+VAT per Day.
  • Box Rest and Breaking are Offered at Reduced Fees.
  • Fees for our Equine Dentist and Physiotherapist are not Included.
  • Use of our Horse Transport, with CCTV Added, is Offered at £1 per Mile.

Our Approach


Horse owners are guaranteed 5 star treatment when working Samuel and his staff at Drinkwater Racing. Whether you are looking to have a few pressing questions answered or simply want an update on your horse, we are never too busy to speak to you.


All our decisions are informed by his desire to see results in his horses. This is why we have been able to achieve an unprecedented level of early success with no less than 4 winners in less than a few months of operation as well as a strike rate of 21%.


Both Samuel’s mum and dad are involved in the day-to-day running of the facility and his brother, Joe, rode Samuel’s, first winner at Sedgefield. His partner, Emma Pullon, an event rider, assists horses with the one-on-one tuition they need on their flat work.

About Samuel Drinkwater

Samuel Drinkwater has been working with horses all his life. An ex-amateur jockey who has ridden over 100 winners, including point-to-points, in the past, he retired from racing due to an injury.

His approach is inspired by top trainers like Nigel Twiston Davies, Fergal O'Brien, Tom Lacey and Hilary Parrott. He has taken the very best aspects of their approaches and combined them create his own methodology, informed by hands-on testing of what works best and what doesn’t.

Samuel is a very modern trainer, always on the lookout for ways in which to enhance his training methods. His taste for innovation is inspired by his desire to ensure that his training produces a collection of top runners.

What Owners Say

'Sam gave us a day we will never forget, his knowledge and passion for racing are clear to see. Wouldn't have our horse with anyone else'

Mark Pearse, Racing Manager of the Prestbury Racing Club, owner of Tour des champs, winner at Cheltenham on New Year's Day.

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