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George Scott taking the next step with move to Eve Lodge Stables on Hamilton Road in Newmarket

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Newmarket trainer George Scott is ready to take the next step in his career with a move to Eve Lodge Stables next week.

Scott, 30, has enjoyed four successful years at Saffron House Stables and is now set to expand to an 80-box base that’s accompanied by additional facilities.

Monday’s switch will not see Scott moving far, with Eve Lodge Stables just a few hundred yards along the Hamilton Road from his current premises.

George Scott. Picture: Jason Bax (16844208)
George Scott. Picture: Jason Bax (16844208)

As well as his new base having more available stabling, it possesses an indoor ride, two horse-walkers, large turn-out paddocks and a treadmill. Eve Lodge also provides extensive on-site staff accommodation and a purpose-built owners’ facility.

Scott said: “I am really excited by the opportunities that moving to Eve Lodge Stables will provide us. The facilities are fantastic and will give us every chance to progress further after four enjoyable years at Saffron House Stables.

“We have grown significantly since I saddled my first runner back in November 2015 and I look back fondly on many great days that we’ve had so far. James Garfield’s Group-race victories at two and three are the obvious high points, but we have enjoyed a lot of other great results, including international success in Dubai, Turkey and Qatar.

“We have been lucky enough to grow in those four years – hence the requirement to move to bigger premises with excellent facilities. The ambition now is to find more quality horses that can allow us to progress again. It’s a challenge that the team and I are keen to embrace and we will be working harder than ever to produce winners and give the best value to our owners.

“Over the coming weeks and months I will be busy at all the major sales trying to ensure that we build a promising team of horses for our first full season at Eve Lodge in 2020.”

Scott’s biggest victories to date were provided by James Garfield, who won the 2017 Mill Reef Stakes and the 2018 Greenham Stakes.