At JWD Racing we endeavour to create a relaxed atmosphere and a healthy environment for the horses here. For this reason daily turnout is an important part of each horses' routine and we have the space/paddocks to facilitate this.
We devise individual training programmes specifically tailored to help every horse achieve its full potential. We support those progammes with top-class services, staff and facilities.
Prior to it transformation in 2017, Killarkin stable yard was actively used in the Davison’s breeding business. The main stable yard has 23 well ventilated boxes including its latest addition of a companion box.
Gradually, and consistently, the farm has evolved and modernised with careful investment. Killarkin recently expanded it's facilities in 2019 by building a state-of-the art colts barn. Each stable is fitted with high strength, shock absorbing rubber matting to optimise horses comfort and safety.y.
JWD Racing has the private and local use of a 1 mile and 2 furlong grass gallop.
This is ideal for teaching young horses how to gallop on grass in preparation for competing on the racecourse. It is enclosed with race railings and maintained to the highest standards at all times.
When working horses on the grass gallops, Jack is looking for a strong, consistent piece of work with a progressive finish.
Is approximately 100 x 32 feet with a superb Wexford sand based surface. The arena maintenance is achieved by a state of the art irrigation system allowing it to be utilised throughout the seasons.
Our horses typically are warmed up here prior to going out on gallops to optimise performance.
We have one resident vet to ensure 24/7 care is available while we also call upon the expert services of Paul Ormond (MVB MRCVS - Leinster Equine Ltd) when necessary.
Our two 6-bay horse walkers are an invaluable addition to the training facility. It allows horses to be exercised before and after exercise in a safe and controlled environment.
Weighing our horses is an essential part of our management regime, it is a vital asset we use to measure the horses well being and fitness.
The horses are regularly weighed before and after racing and also weekly as a vital detail to ensure optimum fitness and overall horse health.
The 3 furlong all weather sand gallop is the centrepiece of Killarkin Stud training facilities. The gallop plays a huge role in the daily routine of training horses, building their strength and taking their fitness to an extremely high level.
The 30 degree incline is the perfect foundation to achieve high quality interval training, whilst also providing scenic and beautiful views of the Meath valley below.
Widely regarded as the best training grounds in the world the Curragh training facility forms' an integral part of our training process.
Owners are encouraged to come and view work mornings at the Curragh for many reasons not least the stunning scenery on view.
Typically Jack takes horses to the Curragh for the more important pieces of work ie when a horse is nearing its racecourse debut.
We have our own set of 3 bay starting stalls which will give any flat horses the best possible education for an introduction to the racecourse.
Jack and his team take great pride in ensuring the horses are well educated at the stalls.
JWD Racing have our own 5 stall lorry, two-box and horse boxes to handle all of our transport requirements.
50 acres of multiple, well fenced turnout paddocks ensures that every horse in training have access to daily turnout after their exercise. Jack believes that this is of huge benefit in keeping the horses healthy and happy throughout their training schedules.
EQUILUME LIGHT SYSTEM
Provides our horses with biologically effective light in a system that replicates the benefits of nature's environmental lighting indoors designed to maximize health, performance and breeding efficiency.