The art of training thoroughbreds has survived for more than two centuries at Middleham, thanks mainly to the excellent facilities that have been developed on the local moorland that surround the town.
Ancient documents reveal that Isaac Cape is to have been one of the first professional trainers to set up in the Middleham area in 1765 at Tupgill Stables, which has now been converted in to The Saddle Room restaurant.
Middleham has established itself as one of the best training centres in the country with its extensive grass and all-weather gallops, along with its therapy centre. Having had more than 400 winners each year for the past 38 years, Middleham Trainers produce, on average, a winner every single day of the year.
The town of Middleham is one of the most picturesque areas in the North of England with panoramic views across the Yorkshire Dales. It is a fantastic place to visit.
Hence the abundance of good quality pubs, restaurants and hotels which all add up to a most enjoyable place to spend a weekend. Middleham also has 10 racecourses within an hours reach.
In Middleham you can sample the local pint or drink a gin and tonic from one of the local pubs, horses can often be seen walking up the road to the moors.
Middleham has plentiful accommodation and there is no better place to stay for a weekend than at the third dedicated racehorse training centre in England.