Our Current Trainers
Lucinda Russell – Arlary House, Milnathort, Kinross.
Since 1995 Lucinda Russell has been training National Hunt horses, training over seven hundred winners including nine graded winners and winners at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals.
- 2012 Cheltenham Festival Albert Bartlett winner Brindisi Breeze (Campbell Gillies)
- 2013/14 Broke record for jump winners in a season in Scotland with sixty six winners
- 2017 Aintree Grand National winner One For Arthur (Derek Fox)
- 2018 Lucinda awarded an OBE for services to horseracing.
- 2021 Aintree Sefton Hurdle winner Ahoy Senor (Derek Fox)
- 2021 Ayr Scottish Grand National winner Mighty Thunder (Tom Scudamore)
Lucinda trains in the beautiful Kinross countryside half an hour north of Edinburgh with her partner Peter Scudamore MBE, an eight time champion jockey who rode 1,678 winners in a record breaking career. Together they have formed a partnership that has produced the most successful racing yard in the history of Scottish jump racing.
The Russell family values and standards of honesty, integrity and diligence are etched in the Scotch Whisky history, and the same principles have led Lucinda Russell Racing to be consistently one of the leading jumps yards in Britain.
From the moment a horse arrives at LRR it is surrounded by a team that gives it the best chance to thrive and succeed.
Lucinda Russell Racing champion old fashioned customer service together with innovative thinking and modern communication to share our passion and love of horses and racing.
We have a distinguished history of winners behind us and an exciting future ahead.
”The race is won or lost far away from crowds; behind the lines, on the gallops, in the yard, in the sun, the rain, the snow, long before the glory”
Katie Scott – Stables Cottage, Galashiels, Scottish Borders.
Having spent my childhood on the hunting field, in the pony club and competing BSJA a progression to working with racehorses came very naturally. The highlights of my pony career include producing the now infamous Jacaranda Prince from a 3 yo to open level and being selected to show jump for Scotland on my coloured mare Overnight Sensation. My parents trained the odd family pointer when I was a child as well as having a couple in training locally with Alistair Whillans.
At 17 I took over the training of the family pointers and then a few years later after spending some time learning in outside yards I turned it into a small business. By 26 I had sent out 19 winners and many placed horses in point-to-points and Hunter chases, priding myself in the horses being exceptionally fit and happy come race day.
Douglas Julian gave me a great start to my professional career racking up a quick chasing Double at Kelso and since then the yard has went from strength to strength. With many winners both National Hunt and on the flat.
I am very fortunate to train in the heart of the Scottish Borders, where the many hills provide natural gallops that the horses love as they are not restricted to the same work every day. This means the young horses are always learning as they are always tackling new hills galloping on fresh ground and seeing different things. It also allows older horses a change in routine, keeping them fresh and happy. The other area which I also work hard is in the schooling of our horses. I feel that regular dressage and schooling over poles keeps horses supple and also keeps their minds occupied as they enjoy a new challenge. It also means they have the groundwork to find a successful job in retirement when the day comes.
I also strive to ensure my horses are always immaculately turned out on race day, as not only does it make the horse and owners feel great but I also think it is brilliant for the image of our sport. The best turned out money is great for buying tea on the way home to!!!