Portable Offices – one of the UK’s leading producers of modular and portable buildings – is delighted to announce its sponsorship of George Scott Racing in Newmarket.
George Scott started his own racehorse training enterprise at the end of 2015 when he took over Saffron House Stables in Newmarket. Without any appropriate office space or entertaining areas on the yard, George approached Portable Offices who responded to the challenge and provided a portable unit ideal for George’s team to record the stable’s racing form and handle the associated administration generated by a successful training yard.
The company has also sponsored saddle cloths and exercise sheets for George’s string all of which display the company’s splendid new logo and branding.
George is delighted with the portable building. He commented: “It is the perfect working environment for me and is ideal for entertaining clients; comfortable, warm, surprisingly spacious and low maintenance.”
A native of rural Shropshire, George was virtually born in the saddle and horses and racing run in his blood. Through the 1920s and 1930s, his great grandfather trained a string of around 40 horses each year.
In George’s words, he “always rode” – and that led him to a point-to-point racing in
which he enjoyed a cluster of winners in the saddle. At the same time, he was gaining valuable experience working for Paul Nicholls where he regularly rode Breedsbreeze ahead of his 2008 Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle triumph.
He sought experiences to help him on the path to fulfilling that objective. There was a sales season to hone his eye with Blandford Bloodstock and also for Angus Gold, the racing manager for Shadwell Stud.
George’s enthusiasm for hands-on involvement saw him served as pupil-assistant to Mark Tompkins and assistant to Michael Bell.
It was in 2012 that George went to work for Eddie Kenneally in America, wanting to broaden his knowledge. He enjoyed increased responsibility during that year-long stint, as well as learning a different style of training.
A move to California and the stables of Simon Callaghan proved to be short-lived as a call came from Lady Cecil ensuring George returned to England to serve for two years as assistant at the famous Warren Place Stables.
Good times and great times are dotted through George’s comparatively brief career
to date. Now he plans to continue competing at a similarly high level but in his own name. It is a challenge that George Scott is eager to embrace in 2016 and beyond.
Portable Offices recognises the depth of physical and mental strength that is required to succeed in such a demanding arena and are keen to support George’s enterprise and tenacity.
Managing Director, Adrian Witty, commented: “George has an amazing affinity with horses and his enterprise is truly admirable. I have the deepest respect for his initiative and wish him every success. We are proud to be a part of this great adventure.”