Priam Lodge Stables, Epsom.

It was known as Priam Cottage, Downs Cottage or Downs Farm in the early part of the 19th Century. Not connected to Priam the Derby Winner. However in the late 19th Century John Jones and Arthur Nightingale trained from there and they had horses owned by the Prince of Wales. Above the entrance of the stables was a cast motive of the Prince of Wales Feathers.

The stables consist of a passage way with stables on either side and then a line of stables in a long corridor, so common in that period. These horses were protected from wind and weather. The loose boxes are large and airy. It is of important historical interest as its layout was thought to be a very good design.

  • John Jones (1852-?) trained there from 1875-1894.
  • Jonathan Riste, (1836-1925) trained there between 1905-1925. He trained many winner for the journalist Larry Lynx He also had an excellent apprentice who became a National Hunt champion, Billy Stott, who transferred to Stanley Wootton.
  • William H. Cameron (1879 – ?) trained from 1923-9 and then again form 1933-4.
  • James Platt (1882-1928) trained there from 1909-1911
  • Donald Butchers (1911-1967) trained there. From 1956 to 1963 He trained Saffron Tartan Tartan to win the 1060 King George VI Chase and the 1961 Cheltenham Gold Cup. In 1962 he trained Carrickbeg to win the Kim Muir Memorial chase at Cheltenham.
  • Tommy Gosling (1926-2008) trained there from 1964-82.
  • Raymond Howe trained there in 1985.

From; ‘A History of Racehorse Training in Epsom’, by Bill Eacott.