WELCOME TO REBEL RACING
Rebel Racing Ltd is the training partnership formed by owner/breeder Phil Cunningham and racehorse trainer Richard Spencer. Formed in 2016, they enjoyed Royal Ascot success in their first full season with Rajasinghe winning the Coventry Stakes. Initially based at the historic Albert House Stables, the team expanded into Sefton Lodge during 2018, with facilities to train around 70 horses.
Rebel Racing is now open to all owners and partnerships – please contact us with any enquiries.
Sefton Lodge Stables
Situated on Newmarket’s prestigious Bury Road, the historic Sefton Lodge Stables was purchased by Phil Cunningham in early 2018. The 47 box facility is accompanied by a lavish mansion, and has a yard that directly adjoins the much sought after Bury Side training grounds. Sefton Lodge was in the hands of the Joel family for much of the last century, and then Charles St George, during which time Michelozzo, winner of the 1989 St Leger, was housed there.
The acquisition of these stables has allowed Rebel Racing to expand, with the capabilities to finally get all of our horses under one roof. It has been a very lucky yard for everyone who has trained there and long may that continue.
Albert House Stables
With parts dating back to the mid 18th Century Albert House Stables has significance as one of the first training establishments to operate in Newmarket. Previous incumbents include the legendary Bruce Hobbs, Billy Walters and the Waugh family.
Having laid empty following the departure of Giles Bravery in 1997 this historical yard had be left to quiet decay until its acquisition by Phil Cunningham in mid 2014. Following a 6 month refurbishment programme it has been restored to appreciate the needs of the modern training operation yet sympathising with times past.
Racehorse Trainer Richard
Spencer has worked in racing for the last 10 years, with his first position at Peter Bowens in west Wales. He moved to Barry Hills in 2006, and continued as pupil assistant with Charlie Hills.