Visiting Newmarket and the February Sales

I recently spent the day in Newmarket with Jessica Toombs, Dengie’s Area Sales Manager for East Anglia. Newmarket has such a special charm and I always love visiting when I can. There’s something so special about looking out on the gallops and the way the yards are dotted about the busy little town. We had an action-packed day visiting various racing yards and trainers as well as a trip to Tattersalls for sale day. 

horses racing

We started the morning visiting Matt Crawley’s yard of horses in training. Matt introduced us to all the horses on the yard, as well as giving us their back story. The horses are fed Dengie Performance Fibre which they all enjoy and Matt believes is a vital part of their ration. We also spoke about introducing some Dengie Alfalfa Pellets to a couple of the horse’s rations too. It was lovely to see how relaxed all the horses were, despite their busy lifestyles!  

Next, we paid a visit to William Knight’s yard and were lucky enough to have a full tour from head girl Kayleigh. Rathmoy Stables is one of the best equipped yards in Newmarket with around 80 boxes, its own equine pool, spa, treadmill and covered ride. It was great to hear from both William and Kayleigh how well all the horses were getting on with Dengie Alfa-A Original which William has been feeding since he first started training eighteen years ago.  

Tattersalls Horse Sales

Jess and I then made our way over to Tattersalls for their February Sale to catch up and check-in with some other racehorse trainers. It was lovely to hear from everyone that we spoke to how well their horses were getting on with their Dengie diets. It’s so positive to know that more and more racehorse trainers are appreciating the importance of fibre for their horses and how it really helps keep them happy and healthy.  

Next time we visit Newmarket the foaling season will be in full swing so we will visit some of our stud customers – I can’t wait to meet lots of cute foals!