James Moffatt is a highly experienced and very successful trainer for both National Hunt racing and Flat racing.

Racehorse Training

James Moffatt is a highly experienced and very successful trainer for both National Hunt racing and Flat racing


James Moffatt is a highly experienced and very successful trainer for both National Hunt racing and Flat racing

JAMES MOFFATT Racing Stables

James Moffatt Racing Stables was originally built  by Dudley Moffatt in 1985.  In 2003 his son, James Moffatt, took over the licence as a trainer and has continuously strived to modernise the training ground.

James Moffatt follows in the footsteps of his great grandfather, grandfather and father who all have horse racing in their blood.  During his 14 year racing career he rode 78 winners as a National Hunt Jockey which included; The County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, The Scottish Champion Hurdle and The West Yorkshire Hurdle.

Having both ridden and trained a Cheltenham Festival winner, James Moffatt is one of the select few to achieved this feat, giving him greater insight into what it takes to train a horse at this level. Winners in recent years include; Festival Handicap Chase Cheltenham Festival, Sefton Hurdle (Grade 1) Aintree, Brit Insurance (Grade 2) Haydock, River Don Hurdle (Grade 2) Wetherby and Local Cartmel Cup Winner in 2014.

James Moffatt’s holistic approach to training horses involves assessing each horse’s specific requirements and developing an individual care and exercise plan.  James Moffatt firmly believes that providing a relaxing, safe environment for the horses in his care gives them the greatest chance of becoming a race winner.


JAMES MOFFATT Racing Stables
Owner Experience

James Moffatt appreciates that owning a racing horse gives owners the opportunity to escape from their busy lives, have fun and enjoy the racing world.  James Moffatt ensures that owning a racing horse is an exciting past time by regularly entering horses in races and

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The Facilities

In order to facilitate a successful training regime James Moffatt has spent thirty years improving and developing a range of activities to bring out the winner in many racehorses.  Racehorses in his care are able to experience the following facilities; 7 1/2 furlong all weather

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Racehorses for Sale

If you are considering in investing in a racehorse James Moffatt is able to help you choose one that has the potential to win races and make your experience of being a racehorse owner both enjoyable and profitable. James Moffatt has worked extensively with Bloodstock Agents,

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The James Moffatt racing stables provides what is considered by many racehorse owners as the best owner experience available anywhere. By letting our owners have unprecedented access to their own horses – free and at any time – and by adopting a welcoming but straight-talking

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Chief Dan George – Our Cartmel Legend

Chief Dan George has undoubtedly been the star of our yard in recent years, his grade 1 triumph at Aintree culminated in him being awarded the highest rating of any novice in the country during that season. After winning two well contested novice events as

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Wedding Bells For James And Nadine Moffatt

On the 2nd of May this year (2015) James Moffatt became the happiest man in the world when he married his long term fiancé and training partner Nadine. The ceremony took place in the wonderful Cartmel Priory followed by a luxurious reception in the Cartmel

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Brand new website!

Our new website went live this month! we can now proudly show all our facilities, members of the team, all of our achievements and gallery of our stables. Our home page also has a video of our new gallop taken by Matt Frahm using his

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JAMES MOFFATT, Pit Farm Racing Stables, Haggs Lane, Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6HE
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Recent Reviews
“James Moffatt is an excellent trainer and takes a really refreshing no-nonsense approach.
He just gets on with it and loves to win.”
Keith Bowron, owner

"James is fully hands on and passionate about the horses.
The stables are homely and friendly and Cartmel is a beautiful village to visit."
Varlin Vyner-Brooks, owner.