JP O Brien Racing

Facilities

Gallops / Horse Walkers

GALLOPS:

The centrepiece of Carriganóg’s training facilities is the woodchip gallop that is seven furlongs (1400m) in length, six metres wide and rises over 80 metres from start to finish. We also use a five-furlong (1000m) grass gallop.

 

 


 

 

HORSE WALKERS:

We have numerous rubber-matted horse walkers attached to each yard which are used daily.

 


 

EQUINE SPAS:

Carriganóg Racing has two Equine Spas to aid with the recovery of any injuries or ailments that may occur while training or racing. The Spa uses ice cold water mixed with Epsom salts to maximise recovery times. 

 

SCHOOLING FACILITIES:

We have extensive schooling facilities for the horses ranging from baby hurdles and fences up to fully-specified racecourse-standard hurdles and fences. As well as having schooling facilities on grass, we also have an all-weather schooling strip with four hurdles and three fences. In addition, we occasionally take our horses away to school at racecourses.

 


 

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ARENAS:

The arenas allow for the warm up of all horses and allow us to start horses back exercising in a very controlled environment.

 


 

WASH BAYS:

Hot water wash bays are used to wash our horses down after exercise.

 


STARTING STALLS:

All of our Flat horses are schooled regularly from our starting stalls at home before they run.

 

TURN-OUT PADDOCKS

We have a large number of small fenced turn-out paddocks where our horses are regularly let out to relax when the weather permits it. We also have large paddocks that we like to let the horses have a pick of grass in after they work.

 


TRANSPORT:

Our own fleet of lorries and horse boxes handle all of our transport requirements.