Ali Stronge, with her husband, former jump jockey Sam, himself son of NH rider Robert, has been gradually upgrading their joint-purpose yard near Lambourn.
They have deservedly earned the reputation of getting the best out of their generally modestly-priced horses. In the summer of 2019 they had a crippling virus which held them back severely for several months but they showed great patience allowing time to heal. Winners were starting to come with something like normal regularity but then the shut-down happened. This pair truly is a team, Ali generally keeping things ticking at the yard and Sam providing the planning and racecourse presence.
A proper year-round operation, Sam’s jumping background is priceless and reflected in wins for chasers and hurdlers while they can also plot up a handicap winner on the Flat, be it sprinter or stayer, when the right opportunity presents itself.