Jeremy and Camilla successfully trained point-to-pointers together for 15 years on their 370 acre dairy farm in Somerset, having their first runner in 1992. Jeremy rode a few “to understand what jockeys were talking about” and saddled his first hunter chase winner in May 2001 with County Derry winning at Stratford. Many more winners followed until 2007, when he took out his professional license.
His first winner under Rules was a novice hurdle in May with a pointer called Gone To Lunch who promptly also won his next two. A year later he sold the dairy herd and the existing facilities were developed to cope with the extra horses. A 300 metre schooling ring was linked to a three and a half furlong strip that rises up from the bottom of the farm and Jeremy posted 24 victories with 34 individual horses.
It is a family run yard, with both daughters, Laura and Georgina back in the fold helping progress the yard further. Laura has been running the yard for the past 5 years after a spinal injury brought her venting and race-riding career to an abrupt end. She now focus' her competitiveness on the racing as well as continuing to compete in dressage and para-dressage. Georgina has recently returned to the yard after stints at Andrew Balding's, Charlie Longsdon and more recently as assistant to Eve Johnson Houghton. She has brought back different ways and methods to improve the yard.
Gone To Lunch won five point-to-points, fell in the 2007 Christie's Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham, and then proved so successful over hurdles, winning four, that he was only narrowly beaten in the Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree. He contracted pleural pneumonia and nearly died three years later before scoring an emotional success at Wincanton in the FJ Chalke Handicap Chase on October 23, 2011.
Jeremy scored his first Grade One success with Melodic Rendezvous in the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown in 2013.
Sandown was also the scene of his first Flat winner, in 2016, Jeremy took out his flat licence and Unison shortly won two at Sandown that August under Silvestre de Sousa and George Baker. Since then Miss Minuty, Greenview Paradise and Celtic Art have notched up multiple wins on the flat.
Dashel Drasher has been a star for us over the past few seasons, winning the 2021 Grade 1 Ascot Chase, as well as finishing second in the 2023 Stayers Hurdle.
We are fortunate to have a fantastic, close knit team, led by Laura as Head Girl. They work one in three Sundays and have every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon off unless racing when they will receive an alternative afternoon.
If you are interested in joining Team Scott, we are currently looking for enthusiastic people to join us. If you are interested then please contact us with details of your experience either by email or by telephone.