TRAINER Charlie Fellowes has announced his purchase of Bedford House Stables in Newmarket.
The historic yard had been the home of Luca Cumani since 1976, but following his retirement from training at the end of last season, Fellowes will now be the new occupant.
He currently trains at St Gatien Cottage Stables and will make the move across to his new yard following next week’s Craven meeting.
He told his Off The Bridle podcast: “We have bought Bedford House Stables. It is one of the most beautiful yards in Newmarket, situated on Bury Road.
“It’s got a few more boxes than I need at the moment, but that means we’ve got plenty of space for anyone who wants to send us some horses!
“It’s a beautiful yard, it’s got 120 boxes, loads of paddocks, a trotting ring, a nice house – it’s got everything you could possibly want and it’s a home for life. These places don’t come up very often so I’m very lucky.
“If I can train half as many Derby winners as Luca did, I’ll be a very happy man.
“We will probably look to move the horses over after the Craven – something like that.”