Why the site is called ‘The Old Cobbled Yard’ is due to me having worked for the Legendary Racehorse Trainer ‘Ginger McCain’ who trained Triple Grand National Winner Red Rum.
Before Ginger moved to Cholmondeley in Cheshire and handed over the reins to his son Donald, he used to train horses in Southport on the beach and the stables were set in an Old Brewery Yard which just happened to be Cobbled, (or at least it was until some Irish woman decided to concrete it while the owners were away) – hence ‘The Old Cobbled Yard.
So what is this site all about? Having looked after Red Rum it is only right to dedicate a few pages to him. While on the subject of horses, I will try and keep the site up to date with the goings on at Bankhouse Stables, the home to Top Northern Trainer Donald McCain, obviously that interest stems from having worked for his Father.
I am trying to get the names of all horses that have been trained by Donald at Bankhouse. In the ‘Meet The Horses’ section the if the horses name has a link, this will open the horses profile which is on the Racing Post website.