Sylvester Kirk



Sylvester Kirk

Cedar Lodge Stables

Upper Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 8QT
Tel 01488 73215

Sylvester and his team welcome you to Cedar Lodge, virtually, where he has been training since 2001. Sylvester learnt his trade in the best possible way with a fruitful spell with Coolmore in Ireland and Australia, followed by eight years as assistant to Champion Trainer Richard Hannon Snr.

Some of our best horses to date include Gracefully (G3 Prestige Stakes), Sri Diamond (G3 Winter Derby), Our Faye (G3 Summer Stakes), Talking Hands , Elhamri and Salouen (multiple-placed G1s including Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere; Racing Post Trophy, Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud, Investec Coronation Cup; King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot.


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Alicestar (GB)

2018 bay filly by Charming Thought (GB) ex Atheera (Ire) (Shamardal (USA))

Marchwood Recycling Limited

She was bought in December, rated 88 and a nice addition to our team, a big filly and we will give her some time and wait for good ground.

Breakfastatiffanys (GB)

2018 bay filly by Territories (Ire) ex Alzanti (USA) (Arch (USA))

Christopher Wright & Partner

Only one run last year and ran a nice race, finishing fifth and only beaten one-and-a-haf lengths.  She has done well for a break over the winter and looks stronger.

Kodiak Attack (Ire)

2016 bay gelding by Kodac (GB) ex Good Clodora (Ire) (Red Clubs (Ire))

Mrs J Fowler

Had a very successful three-year-old campaign and we’re hoping he’ll regain his form at a 5yo. He was lightly raced last year, but has grown into himself and is pleasing us at home.

Rania (Ire)

2018 bay filly by Estidhkaar (Ire) ex Little Oz (Ire) (Red Ransom (USA))

R Clothier & Miss J Gray

Won a nice race and Salisbury in good company and was a consistant two-year-old.

Salouen (Ire)

2014 bay gelding by Canford Cliffs (Ire) ex Gali Gal (Ire) (Galileo (Ire))

H Balasuriya

He is now been gelded and is in great form. We are looking forward to getting him back on the track.

Seattle Rock (GB)

2018 bay filly by Fastnet Rock (Aus) ex Snoqualmie Girl (Ire) (Montjeu (Ire))

J C Smith

Still a maiden, but ran consistently last year and picked up some black type. She has strengthened up from her winter break and has a 1000 Guineas entry.

Vina Bay (GB)

2018 bay gelding by New Bay (GB) ex Davina (Ire) (Dansili (GB))

N Pickett

Improving three-year-old and still has more to offer.

Wilfy (GB)

2017 brown gelding Kyllachy (GB) ex Close To The Edge (Ire) (Iffraaj (GB)

Marchwood Recycling Limited

Won two races and placed three times as a three-year-old. He is in good form and has improved over the winter – he should win his fair share of races.

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For over 30 years, The Lambourn Open Day has been the chief provider of funds for the welfare of our superb and hard working stable staff.

All the profits go towards helping them and their families. The bulk of the money goes to our Registered Charity, The Lambourn Valley Housing Trust. Please see below. The rest, about 10%, goes to helping various facilities for them, such as the Lambourn School, their Sports Club etc, as well as to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.