Legal advice for racehorse trainers

‘Running a training business is increasingly complicated. With a specialist on your side, you can carry on concentrating on making it a success’

You want to concentrate on attracting new clients to your yard and staying profitable. So if you ever need legal advice, you don’t want to have to spend time educating your advisers about the world of racing. At Royds Withy King, we understand the ins and outs of the world you operate in, and the rules and laws that apply.

Extensive support for trainers

We have been working in the racing industry for over 40 years, and are consistently rated as one of the UK’s best racing and bloodstock legal teams. From training agreements to regulatory issues, we can help you succeed.

  • Protecting your wealth
    Your financial position can change with every racing season. So we can help you manage your assets to make sure your finances are sound. You can look to us to help safeguard your future, and we can also put plans in place to manage your wealth as your life changes in the future. From estate planning to wills and probate, we can provide a seamless service for you.
  • Help with family issues
    You are incredibly busy and have a lot of demands on your time. It means sometimes your family and personal life can suffer as a result. If you need help with a family issue, we understand the racing industry and the environment you work in. Our family team can give you the prompt advice you need.
  • Equestrian property
    Your life revolves around racing so you may have little time for organising your home life. If you’re thinking of changing yard or moving home, we can take the pressure off so you can concentrate on racing. We can also give you specialist advice on rural property purchases and sales.
  • Owners’ agreements and getting paid
    You want to maintain good relationships with owners, but if someone owes you money it can prove difficult. A good business relationship starts with putting solid racing agreements in place. We are experts in drafting training agreements and can help you protect what’s yours. If things have already gone wrong, we can provide advice on your options and the next steps to take. Download our debt recovery factsheet for trainers or contact our Debt Recovery team.
  • Sponsorship
    A sponsor can bring in a useful source of income for you. But you need to be sure that the contract protects your business interests. Although the BHA offers a starter agreement for yard sponsorship, as experts in providing legal advice for racehorse trainers we can help you adapt it to provide the best long-term deal. We will protect your position and help you develop the sponsor relationship.

Contact us now to find out how our legal advice for racehorse trainers could help you by calling 0800 051 805 or emailing

I frequently encounter Andrew during disciplinary proceedings brought by the BHA whereby he is instructed to act as defence solicitor. He has a superb understanding of not only the workings of the horseracing industry, but also a sound knowledge and appreciation of the Rules of Racing. He is without a doubt an expert in the field and I can fully appreciate why he is held in such high regard in the field of horseracing and bloodstock.
Danielle Sharkey, British Horseracing Authority

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