Oliver Signy boosted by the return of crowds at his yard in Lambourn
Lambourn trainer Oliver Signy was thrilled to finally welcome owners and the general public to his stables in recent weeks.
Based at The Croft Stables, Signy has held a racing licence since September 2019 and is slowly building up a very competitive amount of horses at his yard.
For the first time in a while, the trainer was able to welcome owners and members of the public to view his facilities with recent events.
Signy was one of the trainers to open his yard during National Racehorse Week and he also recently held an owners day.
He said: “I was really pleased and it was nice to see owners back at the yard and for them to see their horse.
“We have had some who have bought horses during lockdown and they haven’t been able to see them.
“It was exciting to see so many people around during the National Racehorse Week and to see them interested about coming to see a trainer coming through.”
Signy is hoping to see some of his current crop improve throughout the national hunt season.
“If we can get our name out there and have publicity, with more potential owners on board, then it will be really good.
“Going forward, the quality of horses I have in the yard are very exciting and they have progressed from last season and over the summer.
“They have got stronger and they have grown into their frames and I am really looking forward to seeing them back out on the racecourse.
“Some of the bumper horses are going to go novice hurdling and then some of the novice hurdling horses are going to go chasing this season.”
The trainer has also set the target of improving the amount of winners and the amount of horses in training.
“We have been very lucky with some of the owners who have bought nice horses, who should have some good targets for this season.
“I want to increase the number of winners and the statistics and I also want to fill the yard and get some more owners in.
“It is about building up season by season and hopefully, with the horses that we have, we can have some Cheltenham Festival runners and maybe some going to Aintree.
“It is rewarding to see the horses giving back to the owners who have had confidence in us over lockdown because they have been patience and we want to see them come out for the big days.”