A racehorse owner has devised a bespoke pre-training system to help prevent injury to his runners when they move into full training.
Mehmet Kurt, whose silks have been carried to success in two Turkish Derbys, developed a prototype on his farm in Southern Turkey, where over 1,000 thoroughbreds were trialled on the system.
The chosen site for the ‘Kurtsystem’ is adjacent to Kingwood Stud in Lambourn, which is owned by Mr Kurt and used to be the former training residence of the late John Hills.
Kurt preferred this location over Newmarket owing to his love of the valley and its proximity to Heathrow Airport.
Tony Lodge, advisor to Mr Kurt, said: “It’s extraordinary, it’s a mile round like Chester – a huge circuit.