Grant Tuer - Stable Tour
Name: Grant Tuer
Training Location: Birkby, Northallerton
Single/dual licence: Flat
How long have you held a licence: 4 Years
Training facilities/team: Partner/Assistant Kath, 5 staff, 6f straight sand gallop, 3.5f fibre sand round gallop, walker, lunge ring, lots of grass turnout.
Number of horses in training/capacity: Previously 19 but just completed a new 20 box barn to take us to 39.
What is your background/introduction to racing: Rode Point to point and as an amateur for 15 years, 2 seasons with Jessica Harrington in Ireland, 1 season with Ger Lyons.
Favourite Horse wither currently in training, previously trained or seen in your lifetime: Trade Dispute won 9 hunter chases and 2 pt to pts and I finished 3rd in the Cheltenham Foxhunters 2000.
Champarisi, £7000 yearling was my first 2 yr. old winner and went on to win 7 from 23 starts for us, retiring rated 87 and is now in foal to Postponed.
Which jockeys do you use: Currently Sam James
Three horses to follow this season and why:
Kermouster – 4 yr. old filly rated 72, won 4 handicaps last season, but has matured over winter and I think there’s more to come, likes Ripon, class 4.
Athabasca – 3 yr. old Nathaniel filly kindly sent to us by Geoff Turnbull (Elswick Stud) had a couple of educational runs last season, nice filly who should hold her own in 3yo staying handicaps, would like a galloping track like Redcar.
Governors Choice – formerly quite smart but had a disappointing season last year before he came to us. Ran really well when just beaten on debit for us at Wolves and looks well handicapped, especially on turf. He wouldn’t wan the ground too fast but 9-10f looks ideal on a flat track like Thirsk.
Favourite Yorkshire Course: Thirsk, very close to home and although the racing is very competitive there, it’s a fair track, now has great facilities for owners and theres always a great atmosphere.
Anything else to note:
Particularly proud of Champarisi and Kermouster, both fillies we’ve had from yearlings, who both rattled up hat tricks in handicaps last season
The most amusing race was Kermouster at Ripon, who after missing the break and setting of 15 lengths last, still came through to win on the line in a 6f handicap. She traded a1 1000/2 in running!