Derby winning racehorse trainer Roger Charlton is one of the most respected names in flat racing. Over the past 27 years, he has trained a string of big name race winners at the Beckhampton Stables in Wiltshire. Major trophies his horses have won include the Epsom Derby, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, and the Prix du Jockey Club in France.
Running a champion stables is as much about organisation as it is skill with horses. A dedicated team of trainers, grooms and stable hands work across a large site which includes two separate yards, two covered horsewalkers, a trotting ring, two all-weather gallops and a number of grass gallops of different lengths.
The stables use two way radios as the main communication tool across the site. However, their existing fleet of analogue Kenwood TK3302 radios was not giving adequate coverage. Roger’s team wanted a handset which would enable the main office to get in touch with staff wherever they were in the yards, ring or gallops.