Whitcoombe House Stables is set at the foot of the impressive Lambourn gallops in a peaceful and secluded area of an historic training centre known as The Valley of the Racehorse.

Here we offer first rate facilities both on the gallops and at our stables and have a friendly, experienced team of staff to assist the trainer in giving owners the best chance of an enjoyable and successful racehorse ownership experience.




Jonathan Portman is a hands on horseman with worldwide experience and has been training flat and jumping racehorses since 1998.

Formerly as an amateur rider he rode winners of flat in France and jump races in England. He was also closely involved in the training of point to pointers and Arabians, riding them with great success.

Prior to training, Jonathan was assistant to Breeders Cup winning trainer Jonathan Pease in Chantilly, France and to Derby winning trainer Luca Cumani in Newmarket. He also worked in Australia and the USA.

Delighted to have welcomed members of Hot To Trot Racing this morning. Best of luck to them with their involvement here #whitcoombewinners https://t.co/hTaJq0GkXY5 days ago
RT @BathRacecourse: A star of the 2016 season, we welcome @jportmanracing's MRS DANVERS back to the racecourse at #BathRaces tomorrow in th…6 days ago
Winner @kemptonparkrace . Congrats to connections and thanks team #whitcoombewinners1 week ago
RT @OwenDavin: Another nice winner for in form jockey and trainer @rob_hornby18 and @jportmanracing @kemptonparkrace with #BroadAppeal #his1 week ago
Mrs Danvers entered @BathRacecourse @WhitsburyManor Lansdown Stakes on Friday. https://t.co/lQJgR0uMVw2 weeks ago
Three runners this evening @kemptonparkrace . As ever, see our thoughts on @thelambournta website.2 weeks ago
RT @EquianoClub: #CHORALMUSIC 3F Equiano x Godpel Music ( Beat Hollow) in fast finishing win over 1400m at Lingfield AWT UK for Tr @jportma2 weeks ago
Two winners @LingfieldPark @rob_hornby18. Congrats to their connections and thanks to my team #WhitcoombeWinners2 weeks ago
RT @Matthworth: Pleased to see GOLDEN IRIS win first time up @LingfieldPark for @jportmanracing- her dam was bought by Geoffrey of Howson a…2 weeks ago
RT @BarOneRacing: It's a @LingfieldPark double together today for trainer @jportmanracing and jockey Rob Hornby - Golden Iris (8/1) and Cho…2 weeks ago

Mrs Danvers returns to action Our star of 2016 Mrs Danvers returned to racecourse action after an absence of over a year in the hotly contes…

4 year old gelding Broad Appeal showed there was still some spark there after rather a disappointing season last year. He was coming back af…

  Three year old filly GOLDEN IRIS won on her debut for owner Mary Anne Parker. Ridden by Rob Hornby she looked to travel comfortably a…

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