Racing: Nicholson moves up to Castle

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The Independent Online
DAVID NICHOLSON'S new pounds 1.8m training complex, Jackdaw's Castle, was yesterday opened by the Princess Royal. Nicholson, who has supervised the Princess's race-riding career for the last eight years, has moved from Condicote, Gloucestershire, to nearby Temple Guiting. He had been based at Condicote for 30 years.

The yard has boxes for 80 horses, a covered exercise yard with blacksmith's forge and veterinary pharmacy. Its six miles of gallops include an irrigated all-weather surface. The stables are owned by Colin and Claire Smith, for whom Nicholson trained the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Charter Party.

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