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  • Grant Harris

    Management
    • Position: Chief Executive
    • Joined: September 2014
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    Grant has spent the whole of his working career in racing in a variety of roles.
    He is immensely proud to have been given the opportunity to continue to improve the school.

  • Duncan Gregory

    Management
    • Position: Operations Director
    • Joined: April 2006
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    Responsible for the operational aspects of the many moving parts here,  This role requires the skills of a juggler, the planning of a military campaigner and the diplomacy of a diplomat. Outside of work I play plenty of sport and visit France as often as time allows.

  • Andrew Braithwaite

    Management
    • Position: Finance Director
    • Joined: March 2014
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    Andrew spent five years working in racing yards and riding as an amateur jockey, before qualifying as an accountant with a ‘big four’ firm. He has remained involved in racing through continuing to ride in point to points.

  • Sue Donnelly

    Management
    • Position: Quality Assurance Manager
    • Joined: June 1995
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    Sue worked in riding schools and show yards, and then went into racing working for Ben Hanbury, Olivier Douieb and for Clive Brittain where she spent 9 of the happiest years of her life.    Sue enjoys reading, keeping fit, gardening and walking her dogs.

  • Lawrie Gillespie

    Facilities, Management
    • Position: Facilities Manager
    • Joined: October 2002
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    Lawrie started with the BRS as Catering Manager having been a Head Chef and catering lecturer.  He then joined the Hostel staff and is now Facilities Manager and is designated lead for Safeguarding.  He loves fishing!! No matter where, river banks or sea you will find him in piscatorial heaven.

  • Richard Perham

    Management, Yard Staff
    • Position: Senior Jockey Coach
    • Joined: January 2005
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    Richard rode for 16 years as a professional jockey yielding over 230 winners for many top owners including the Queen. He is now a Senior Jockey Coach at the BRS and a presenter on ATR.

  • April Bowles

    Management, Office Staff
    • Position: Conference & Events Manager
    • Joined: December 2014
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    April joined the BRS in time for Christmas 2014! April brings with her a wealth of experience in Marketing and Business Development.

    Outside of work April likes to keep busy, she currently has a young working labrador and has a working cocker spaniel on the way. April is currently between horses but still keeps up with her equestrian passion by volunteering for British Dressage.

  • Carol Bramhill

    Management, Office Staff
    • Position: Recruitment Manager
    • Joined: November 2010
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    Carol manages the industry courses, recruitment of students on to our Apprenticeship course and is a designated lead for Safeguarding.  She previously worked as PA to a Bloodstock Agent and had racing jobs at Mark Johnston’s, Ed Dunlops’s and James Fanshawe’s.  She also had 2 rides as an Amateur jockey.

  • Julie Lingham

    Management, Yard Staff
    • Position: Yard Manager
    • Joined: March 2008
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    Julie is a BRS graduate who went to work for Luca Cumani. She also worked in the USA, and travelled a lot internationally working for Ed Dunlop.  She is a huge Formula One fan.

  • Jackie Hodge

    Work based instructors
    • Position: Workplace Instructor
    • Joined: October 1995
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    Jackie was an amateur jockey. She has also been Steve Cauthen’s PA, worked for British Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding plc and ridden out for Barry Hills, Toby Balding, Fulke Walwyn, John Francome and Terry Casey.

  • Sarah Hayde-Salter

    Office Staff
    • Position: Workplace Co-Ordinator
    • Joined: August 1997
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    Sarah had a brief spell working in Luca Cumani’s office before starting as an Assistant Secretary in 1997. Now, 3 jobs later, she is responsible for coordinating the Workplace Instructors and is a designated lead for Safeguarding.

  • Jennie Durrans

    Office Staff
    • Position: Jockey Coaches Administrator & Courses Assistant
    • Joined: Oct 2014
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    Jennie administers the BHA’s Jockey Coaching Programme, The Racing Industry Course and The BHA Graduate Development Programme.

    She comes to the BRS with a wealth of racing experience having previously worked for William Haggas, Darley and James Fanshawe.

    Jennie also rode in the Shetland Grand National.

  • Adrian Ward

    Office Staff
    • Position: Contracts and Performance Manager
    • Joined: August 2009
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    Adrian did a degree studies in Sports and Business and had various financial roles within the petrochemical industry.  His role at the BRS centres on achieving maximum government funding , and monitoring the performance of our trainees/courses.

  • Zoe Hammond

    Work based instructors
    • Position: Workplace Instructor
    • Joined: 2014
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    Zoe has experience of many equestrian sports including BE Eventing, Team Chasing and has been Chief Instructor for the Pony Club. Zoe has previously trained and ridden in Point to Points and now alongside her job as Workplace Instructor, Zoe assists training horses at home.

  • Ian Howell

    Yard Staff
    • Position: Instructor
    • Joined: March 2016
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    Ian has 32 years experience in racing from Workrider to Barn Manager, from Traveling Head Lad to Hydrotherapy Manager. He has traveled the world with racehorses including running the quarantine in Dubai.  Ian was well known in Newmarket as somebody able to ride the problem horses.

  • Terri Teesdale

    Office Staff
    • Position: Receptionist & Courses Assistant
    • Joined: May 2015
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    Terri has worked in various admin/reception roles. Before joining the BRS she worked at Godolphin for 9 years.

  • Alison Harper

    Yard Staff
    • Position: Instructor
    • Joined: March 2016
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    Alison graduated from course 1 at the BRS and then rode as an Apprentice in the UK, Scandinavia and winters in the USA and Australia. She then went to Italy to ride as a professional jockey, and stayed there for 23 years. She spent 12years teaching at the Italian Racing School before returning to the UK in 2013 to run a satellite yard for Marco Botti before joining the BRS.

  • Jackie Gill

    Yard Staff
    • Position: Pony Racing & FLP Instructor
    • Joined:
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    Jackie has worked in racing since leaving school including a year in Japan. She was travelling head girl to Nigel Tinkler for 12yrs.
    Jackie is our senior pony racing instructor and also teaches the Flexible Learning Programme.
    She gets a pleasure watching the students progress from 12.2 ponies to riding winners under rules.

  • Ray O’Brien

    Yard Staff
    • Position: Instructor
    • Joined: July 2014
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    Ray rode as a professional National Hunt jockey in France for 12 years, riding over 300 winners including Group 1 winners.

     

  • Chloe Connell

    Office Staff
    • Position: Training Office Assistant
    • Joined: June 2015
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    Chloe joined the BRS as an Apprentice after finishing her A levels. She is assistant to the Workplace Co-ordinator handling many jobs within the Training Office. Whilst working here, her passion for racing has grown and she is now learning to ride herself. She attends many race meetings throughout the year and is very proud to be working for the BRS.

  • Rachel McIlwraith

    Facilities, Work based instructors
    • Position: Workplace Instructor & Night Warden
    • Joined: March 2005
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    Rachel is a Workplace Instructor and a night warden at The British Racing School

  • Sylvia Robinson

    Work based instructors
    • Position: Workplace Instructor
    • Joined: May 2005
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    Sylvia’s whole working career has been with and around horses both in racing yards, event horses and riding schools. She has travelled all over the world with her equine qualifications.

  • Mark Cox

    Facilities
    • Position: Groundsman
    • Joined: January 1999
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    Mark is a carpenter by trade. His hobbies include wood turning and golf. He is responsible for the all the grounds at the BRS but having completed the BRS Horse Handling Course he now catches the odd loose one!

  • Sharon Clarke

    Facilities
    • Position: Senior Housekeeper
    • Joined: September 2003
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    Sharon is responsible for housekeeping of  all the Accommodation. She has contact with the students on a day-to-day basis and is always ready to listen to and help solve any of their problems.

  • Agnieszka (Aggie) Slobodzian

    Yard Staff
    • Position: Assistant Instructor/Yard Administrator
    • Joined: March 2011
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    Aggie worked in racing at the Polish Racecourse in Warsaw, as a PA and adviser to the Chairman of the Board.  She finished the University of Commerce and Law with a master’s degree in economics. I settled in Newmarket in 2006, working for Ed Dunlop.

  • Peter Williams

    Office Staff
    • Position: Course Facilitator
    • Joined: May 2004
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    Peter worked overseas for several years and was a Head Teacher and OFSTED Inspector. He has also worked for the Tote and as a guide at The National Stud and National Horseracing Museum.

  • Natasha (Tash) Goody

    Office Staff
    • Position: Recruitment & Training Office Assistant
    • Joined: December 2010
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    Tash has worked for top trainers and achieved her goal in life of representing Great Britain in 3 Day Eventing, which was a great achievement. She is now delighted to be able to share her knowledge and love of horses with important clients who share the same goals.

  • Liz Smith

    Office Staff
    • Position: Bookkeeper
    • Joined: February 2014
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    Liz has worked for a number of companies as an accounts assistant and brings a wealth of experience to the racing school.

  • Penny Picton-Warlow

    Work based instructors
    • Position: Workplace Instructor
    • Joined: April 2002
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    Penny was started as an instructor for the British Racing School before becoming a Workplace Instructor for the South West of the country.

  • Liz Juckes

    Work based instructors
    • Position: Workplace Instructor
    • Joined: Mar 2010
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    Liz worked in racing and rode as an amateur jockey on the flat. She also worked as an equine veterinary nurse/laboratory techician at a large equine hospital and did some college lecturing.

     

  • Lucy Peacock

    Office Staff
    • Position: Functional Skills Tutor
    • Joined: January 2008
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    Lucy has been working as a tutor for over 12 years previously working in many different areas of industry and education.  Outside of work I am a keen movie goer and I enjoy walking travelling as well as racing.

  • Debbie Metcalfe

    Facilities
    • Position: Housekeeper
    • Joined: June 2015
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    Debbie is responsible for housekeeping of  all the Student Accommodation.  She has always lived in Newmarket and her father worked in racing.

Martin Mitchell

Martin retired as Director of Sales at Tattersalls in 2011 having spent his entire career working for the largest Bloodstock Auctioneers in Europe.  He still works for them in a consultancy role whilst chairing the Board of Trustees at the BRS.

Alan King

Alan in a racehorse trainer based at Barbury Castle in Wiltshire who specialises in National Hunt horses.

Emma Lavelle

Emma is a national hunt trainer. She also spent time working for the National Trainers Federation.

James Given

James is a vet who began his racing career as Assistant Trainer to Mark Johnston. James started training in his own right in 1998 from a yard based at Wolverhampton Racecourse. In April 1999 he moved his operation to his current base in Lincolnshire.

Simon Eliot

Taught History and English at Winchester College from 1976 to 2000, where he was also a Housemaster for 12 years, and was Headmaster of Sherborne School between 2000 and 2010. Currently a Governor of schools in the UK and Prague.

John Maxse

John is a Communications Consultant, having previously been Director of PR at the Jockey Club and BHA.

Lydia Hislop

Lydia is a racing journalist and has been a long-standing columnist for the Times and Evening Standard, also working as racing correspondent for the latter paper for five years. Her broadcasting career encompasses Racing UK, the BBC and Channel 4.

Dr Peter Webbon

Peter was senior lecturer in Equine Medicine from 1983 to 1996. He then became Veterinary Director of The Jockey Club and CEO of the British Horseracing Regulatory Authority, leaving those posts in 2007 to become CEO of the Animal Health Trust. He retired in Sept 2013.

Andrew Merriam

Andrew is Chairman of the BHA’s Stewarding & Disciplinary Policy Committee. He is Chairman of Jockey Club Estates and was appointed a Steward of the Jockey Club for the 2nd time in 2008. He is a Director of Fakenham Racecourse. He owns and breeds horses to race under Rules and in P2Ps.

Justin Wadham

Justin is a solicitor, a director of the BHA, a council member for the Racehorse Owners’ Association and married to NH trainer Lucy Wadham. He has been a lifelong raicng fan and is also former point to point rider.

Steve Johnson

Steve is a retired Headteacher. He was the head of Warden Park Academy – the largest school in Mid Sussex (1,500 pupils). He has brought extensive experience on Safeguarding and education to the Board of Trustees.

ADELAR (GER)

Gentle horse with 4 white socks
  • Type: 2005 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Samum ot of Arpista
  • Trained by: Venetia Williams
  • Owned by: Venetia Williams
  • Race history: 27 runs - 4 of those wins. Raced on flat and over hurdles.

ALL THE WINDS (GER)

Striking Chestnut
  • Type: 2005 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By Samum out of All Our Luck
  • Trained by: Shaun Lycett
  • Owned by: Nicholls Family
  • Race history: 70+ runs with 11 wins over hurdles and flat.

Along Came Belle

AKA Belle. The safest and the most laid back racing pony, Belle is a dream to have here and fantastic for the children on the Pony Racing Academy.
  • Type: 2004 Bay Mare 148cm
  • Breeding: By First Trump (GB) ex Miss Kellybell
  • Trained by: The BRS
  • Owned by: The BRS
  • Race history: Competed in Pony Races, Dressage, Pony Racing, Hunted, PC Rallies, light jumping.

Amelia George (GB)

Lovely filly named after owner’s grandchildren.
  • Type: 2010 Bay filly
  • Breeding: By Avonbridge Out of Tamara
  • Trained by: Julia Feilden
  • Owned by: John W Ford
  • Race history: Ran twice on the flat but sadly unsuccessful.

ANGELIC UPSTART (IRE)

Lovely, kind horse. One of the students' favourites.
  • Type: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Singspiel out of Rada (IRE)
  • Trained by: Andrew Balding
  • Owned by: Barry Burdett
  • Race history: Ran 39 times on the flat winning 6 and placed 15 times.

Army of Stars (IRE)

Cheeky Monkey! A proper school master, who teaches students to sit tight!
  • Type: 2006 Chesnut gelding
  • Breeding: By Kyllachy Out of Land Army
  • Trained by: Michael Blake
  • Owned by: C Weare, A Pierce and K Andrews
  • Race history: Ran 30 times on the flat with 3 wins and numerous placings.

ASTROVIRTUE (GB)

A lovely horse who enjoys his work
  • Type: 2011 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Virtual out of Astro Love
  • Trained by: Mark Tompkins
  • Owned by: Mystic Meg Limited
  • Race history: Ran 7 times on the flat with no success

ASTROWOLF (GB)

Great horse to learn from.
  • Type: 2011 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Halling out of Optimistic
  • Trained by: Mark Tompkins
  • Owned by: Mystic Meg Limited
  • Race history: 11 runs on the flat & over hurdles; once placed.

Avonlini (GB)

She came to the BRS with a typical fillies reputation but settled in very nicely and she is now one of the students favourites.
  • Type: 2006 Bay filly
  • Breeding: By Bertolini Out of Avondale Girl
  • Trained by: Richard Ford
  • Owned by: J H Chrimes
  • Race history: Had 40 runs on the flat and managed 2 wins and 8 placings.

BACK ON (GB)

Back On began life at the BRS as a livery but his owner became too busy to keep him so we were delighted to snap him up.
  • Type: 2007 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Reset (AUS) ex Teal Flower
  • Trained by: Patrick Leech
  • Owned by: K Clarke and C Kemp
  • Race history: Ran six times.

Bibiana Bay (GB)

Previously with Gary Moore in Retirement. Was tried as a dressage horse but missed her racing routine. Now a happy addition to our BRS yard.
  • Type: 2007 Bay mare
  • Breeding: By Leporello Out of Polisonne
  • Trained by: Gary Moore
  • Owned by: Sky Racing
  • Race history: Unsuccesful on 6 starts on the flat.

BIG BANG (GB)

Came to the BRS as a 2 year old. He doesn't live up to his name, he's very small!
  • Type: 2013 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Observatory (USA) out of Bavarica
  • Trained by: Julia Feilden
  • Owned by: Newmarket Equine Tours Racing Club
  • Race history: Unraced

BRIEF GOODBYE (GB)

Brief Goodbye spent time as a pleasure horse after his racing career before joining the BRS, he is prone to bucking in excitement as he gets on to the gallops.
  • Type: 2000 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Slip Anchor ex Queen Of Silk (IRE)
  • Trained by: John Berry
  • Owned by: Miss L I McCarthy
  • Race history: Brief Goodbye had 50 starts; he won 7 of them and a total winnings of 36,291.

CALLEY HO (GB)

Winner of two and a lover of food, he was also a model at the Guineas Festival with a painted skeleton.
  • Type: 2006 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Kyllachy ex Lucavan Belle
  • Trained by: Linda Stubbs
  • Owned by: Mrs L Stubbs
  • Race history: 15 starts and two wins, he won a total of 3,457.

Capeleira (IRE)

Nice, kind horse who seems to be in love with his new home at the BRS.
  • Type: 2005 Bay gelding
  • Breeding: By Tagula Out of Agent Scully
  • Trained by: Richard Rowe
  • Owned by: Winterfields Farm Ltd
  • Race history: Ran twice on the flat and 6 times over hurdles but sadly never got in the frame.

CARAMBA (IRE)

A good but bouncy ride!
  • Type: 2012 Bay Filly
  • Breeding: By Lord Shanakill (USA) out of Known Class (USA)
  • Trained by: Brendan Powell
  • Owned by: Phillip Banfield
  • Race history: Had 1 flat start, 3 all weather starts and 1 race over hurdles but sadly no wins.

CAVENDISH ROAD (IRE)

Lovely horse with a big heart.
  • Type: 2006 Bay Gelding 148cms
  • Breeding: By Bachelor Duke (USA) ex Gronchi Rosa (IRE)
  • Trained by: Nicky Vaughan
  • Owned by: Mrs L Vaughan
  • Race history: 30 starts and 5 wins with a total winnings of £13,088.

COOL ATHLETE (IRE)

One of the most kind horses at the BRS. A favourite for the beginners.
  • Type: 2006 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Bhari (USA) out of Perfect Fun (IRE)
  • Trained by: David Marnane
  • Owned by: Ms Melanie Barnane
  • Race history: 55 starts on the flat and over hurdles, with 1 and 5 wins respectively

DEVIATION (GB)

In training as a two year old but after showing little potential as a racehorse was donated to the BRS by Lady Howard de Walden and is very popular amongst the students.
  • Type: 2007 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Selkirk. ex Elude
  • Trained by:
  • Owned by: Lady Howard de Walden
  • Race history: Never raced.

EL VIENTO

Gentle horse who loves his job.
  • Type: 2008 Chestnut Gelding.
  • Breeding: By Compton Place out of Blue Sirocco
  • Trained by: Richard Fahey
  • Owned by: John Nicholls Ltd/David Kilburn
  • Race history: 67 runs including 8 wins and numerous placings on the flat & AW.

ELKAAYED

Happy Chestnut Gelding.
  • Type: 2010 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By Distorted Humor out of Habibti
  • Trained by: B W Hills
  • Owned by: Hamdan Al Maktoum
  • Race history:

ELLEMUJIE (GB)

Ellemujie has quirky character and teaches students lots about horse psychology.
  • Type: 2006 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Mujahid (USA) ex Jennelle
  • Trained by: Dean Ivory
  • Owned by: Mrs J A Cornwell
  • Race history: 66 starts, three wins and a total of £23,790.

Emrani (USA)

A kind and gentle horse who loves jumping.
  • Type: 2007 bay gelding
  • Breeding: By Rahy out of Ebaza
  • Trained by: Donal McCain
  • Owned by: T G Leslie
  • Race history: Ran 21 times on the flat and over hurdles winning 3 times.

FALMOUTH HARBOUR (GB)

Came from Paul Coles' as a 3 year old. He is young and full of life and the horse every student wants to ride.
  • Type: 2012 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Champs Elysees out of Divina Mia (USA)
  • Trained by: Paul Cole
  • Owned by: Mrs J Green & M Chapman
  • Race history: Ran 4 times on the flat to no avail

FIVE STAR JUNIOR (USA)

A walking vets bill, but luckily we love him.
  • Type: 2006 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Five Star Day (USA) ex Sir Harriet (USA)
  • Trained by: Linda Stubbs
  • Owned by: Moynes Park Stud
  • Race history: 66 starts and 7 wins with a total winnings of £82,856.

FRILEUX ROYAL (FR)

He has run in races all over Europe including the Czech Pardubice in 2001. He is not a thoroughbred, but instead a Selle Francais, a French breed.
  • Type: 1993 brown gelding
  • Breeding: By Sarpedon (FR) ex La Frileuse (FR)
  • Trained by: B Pollock
  • Owned by: B Pollock
  • Race history: Won 4 races from 34 starts.

GEE MAJOR (GB)

Gentle character, loves carrots and a lot of cuddling.
  • Type: 2007 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Reset (AUS) ex Polly Golightly
  • Trained by: Nicky Vaughan
  • Owned by: David Sykes
  • Race history: Total Winnings of £5,438.

GLENLYON

Great horse to learn from.
  • Type: 2012 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Thewayyouare out of Helena
  • Trained by: Paul Webber
  • Owned by: R C Moody
  • Race history: 2 runs in National Hunt Flat Races.

Grand Piano (IRE)

A real happy horse who is fantastic to learn to ride on.
  • Type: 2007 bay gelding
  • Breeding: By Arakan out of Stately Princess
  • Trained by: Andrew Balding
  • Owned by: Ian Balding
  • Race history: Ran 18 times on the flat winning just once.

GUISING

Gentle Chestnut Gelding
  • Type: 2009 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: Trick Or Treat Lomitas
  • Trained by: Julia Feilden
  • Owned by: Mrs C T Bushnell
  • Race history: 18 starts on the flat/AW that included 2 wins.

HIGH RATIO (NZ)

A very handsome horse with a fantastic jump.
  • Type: 1996 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Classic Fame (USA) ex Ginevra (NZ)
  • Trained by: A King
  • Owned by: Mr N Bunter
  • Race history: Won 1 race from 7 starts.

HIGHLIFE DANCER

Strong, alert horse.
  • Type: 2008 Brown Gelding
  • Breeding: By Imperial Dancer out of Wrong Bride
  • Trained by: Mick Channon
  • Owned by: The Highlife Racing Club
  • Race history: 99 runs on the flat and over hurdles - 16 of those were wins.

IRISH SWEETHEART (IRE)

Sweet little filly as her name suggests.
  • Type: 2011 Bay Mare
  • Breeding: By Desert Millennium (IRE) out of Run Sweetheart (USA)
  • Trained by: Christine Dunnett
  • Owned by: Christine Dunnett Racing
  • Race history: 2 starts no wins on the flat

KINGSGATE NATIVE (IRE)

Powerful, quirky horse.
  • Type: 2005 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Native Force out of Indian Ridge
  • Trained by: Robert Cowell
  • Owned by: Cheveley Park Stud
  • Race history: 60 races with 8 wins and numerous placings.

LE CORVEE (IRE)

Reliable little jumper with a big heart .
  • Type: 2002 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Rossini (USA) ex Elupa (IRE)
  • Trained by: Tony Carroll
  • Owned by: A W Carroll
  • Race history: 93 starts and 11 wins with a total winnings of £67,927.

Lemon Drop Red (USA)

Some of the girls favourite horse often mistaking his delicate frame for a mare.
  • Type: 2008 bay gelding
  • Breeding: By Lemon Drop Kid out of Skipper's Mate
  • Trained by: Paul Webber
  • Owned by: John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd
  • Race history: Ran 31 times on the flat and over hurdles/fences winning 4 times.

Lemon Grove (GB)

A sweet mare who has a cheeky attitude.
  • Type: 2010 bay mare
  • Breeding: By Compton Place out of Lemon Tree
  • Trained by: Martin Bosley
  • Owned by: Kevin Quinn
  • Race history: Ran 5 times over hurdles but without success

LILY EVA (GB)

Bounces like a tiger.
  • Type: 2006 Chestnut Mare
  • Breeding: By Definite Article ex Avanindra
  • Trained by: Des Donovan
  • Owned by: Des Donovan
  • Race history: 13 starts

LITTLE LUCKY LASS (LULU)

One of our Pony Racing Academy Ponies.
  • Type: Finely built, bay mare (2007)
  • Breeding: Unknown
  • Trained by: N/A
  • Owned by: The BRS
  • Race history: Placed in Point To Point Pony Racing & the Charles Owen Pony Series.

LITTLE MEADOW (IRE)

A tricky character and was ridden by BRS Graduate Shelly Birkett when she was in training.
  • Type: 2007 Bay Filly
  • Breeding: By Antonius Plus (USA) ex Cresalin
  • Trained by: Julia Feilden
  • Owned by: Mr R J Creese
  • Race history: 20 starts

LYNNGALE

Enthusiastic young horse.
  • Type: 2011 Bay Mare
  • Breeding: By Myboycharlie out of Belle Annie
  • Trained by: Kristin Stubbs
  • Owned by: Kristin Stubbs
  • Race history: 35 runs on the flat/AW with 1 win and numerous placings.

MCBIRNEY (USA)

A beautiful, kind horse who can be used for students of all levels.
  • Type: 2007 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Danehill Dancer (IRE) out of Dear Girl (IRE)
  • Trained by: Paul D'Arcy
  • Owned by: Sue D'Arcy
  • Race history: 52 runs on the flat with 4 wins and 12 placings

MCCRACKEN (IRE)

Was a very good hurdler in his day.
  • Type: 1996 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Scenic ex Sakanda (IRE)
  • Trained by: R Ford
  • Owned by: Richard Ford
  • Race history: Won 4 races from 34 starts, race ridden by BRS graduates N Chalmers, L Vickers, M Goldstein.

MIKEY’S DREAM (IRE)

Plenty to learn from him.
  • Type: 2009 Bay Gelding.
  • Breeding: By Vinnie Roe out of Missallusion
  • Trained by: Shaun Lycett
  • Owned by: Shaun Lycett
  • Race history: 5 runs over hurdles/fences with no wins.

MINENOTYOURS (IRE)

Known as Mickey. A tiny terror with a big, fast jump and a sharp bite.
  • Type: 2006 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Tagula (IRE) ex Holly Rose (IRE)
  • Trained by: Mr D Cantillon
  • Owned by: Mrs Catherine Reed
  • Race history: 4 starts

MISTY MAN (USA)

When trained by Julia Feilden he was ridden on the gallops by a then 9 year old Adam Beschizza.
  • Type: 1998 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By El Gran Senior (USA) ex Niasma (USA)
  • Trained by: By El Gran Senior (USA) ex Niasma (USA)
  • Owned by:
  • Race history: Winner of 1 race from 27 starts. Race ridden by many BRS graduates.

MOUNT SUPERIOIR (USA)

Trained by Paul D’Arcy, whose wife loved him so much she sent him the BRS rather than the sales. We are glad she did!
  • Type: 1996 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Congquistador Cielo (USA) ex Zu Soltair (USA)
  • Trained by: P D'Arcy
  • Owned by: Green Ridge Racing
  • Race history: Won 2 races from 31 starts. Race ridden by former BRS students: D Fox.

MUBARAZA (IRE)

A beautiful horse. He is sensitive and likes a quiet rider
  • Type: 2009 Chesnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By Dalakhani (IRE) out of Mokaraba
  • Trained by: Ed Dunlop
  • Owned by: Hamdam Al Maktoum
  • Race history: 19 starts on the falt with 2 wins and 4 places, earning just over £46k

OCEAN TEMPEST (GB)

Bold, grey gentleman.
  • Type: 2009 Grey Gelding
  • Breeding: By Act One out of Ipsa Loquitur
  • Trained by: John Ryan
  • Owned by: W McLuskey & C Little
  • Race history:

OUR VIC (IRE)

Our flagship famous horse. The one all the students beg to ride but only the best have that privilege!
  • Type: 1998 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Old Vic ex Shabra Princess
  • Trained by: D Pipe
  • Owned by: D Johnson
  • Race history: 34 starts and 13 wins with a total winnings of £509,767.

PORT QUIN (GB)

The last horse out of Geoff Wragg’s yard when he retired. He was Mrs Wragg’s favourites and is owned by Moller Racing, who have generously sponsored many of our buildings here.
  • Type: 2003 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By Dr Fong ex Saphila
  • Trained by: Mr G Wragg
  • Owned by: Moller Racing
  • Race history: Ran 6, Won 1.

RECORD BREAKER (IRE)

Fantastic horse to ride but be aware in the box.
  • Type: 2004 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By In The Wings ex Overruled (IRE)
  • Trained by: Donald McCain
  • Owned by: The Generals Men Racing Club I
  • Race history: 78 starts and 9 wins with a total winnings of £68,515.

ROMANTIC GIRL

Beautiful dark bay horse
  • Type: 2008 Bay Mare
  • Breeding: By Byron out of Urmia
  • Trained by: Mike Hammond
  • Owned by: William Hill
  • Race history: 9 runs over hurdles, on the flat and All-Weather with no wins.

RUN ON STERLING (GB)

A bouncy ride but great to canter.
  • Type: 2009 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Dr Fong (USA) out of Dansara
  • Trained by: Paul Webber
  • Owned by: Andrew Rowland
  • Race history: 9 NH starts resulting in 2 wins and 2 placings

SANCUS (GB)

Big baby, would love to play all the time.
  • Type: 2011 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By Compton Place ex Blue Echo
  • Trained by: Sir Mark Prescott Bt
  • Owned by: William Charnley & Richard Pegum
  • Race history: Sancus was bread as a racehorse but never actually set foot on the racecourse.

SCARLET RIDGE (GB)

Very kind nature, not your typical chesnut filly.
  • Type: 2007 Chesnut Mare
  • Breeding: By Tumbleweed Ridge out of Kayartis
  • Trained by: Dean Ivory
  • Owned by: Mrs JA Cornwell
  • Race history: 4 starts on the flat without success

SIMPLE RHYTHM (GB)

Lovely little lady who is ever willing to oblige. She ran 92 times when in training!
  • Type: March 2006 Bay Mare
  • Breeding: By Piccolo ex Easy Beat (IRE)
  • Trained by: John Ryan
  • Owned by: John Ryan Racing Partnership
  • Race history: 92 starts and 9 wins with a Total Winnings of £31,015.

TANAGER (GB)

A real gentle giant with a huge stride. Brilliant for beginners. Been a superstar jumping in the past and has helped many inexperienced riders over hurdles.
  • Type: 1995 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By Carlingford Castle ex Tangara
  • Trained by: Mr P Fullager
  • Owned by: Mrs Lynn Vaughan
  • Race history: 1 win from 14 starts.

THE CHEKA (IRE)

One of the BRS stars who was a top class sprinter in his day.
  • Type: One of the BRS stars, who was a top class sprinter in his day
  • Breeding: By Xaar out of Veiled Beauty (USA)
  • Trained by: Eve Johnson Houghton
  • Owned by: Anthony Pye-Jeary & the late Mel Smith
  • Race history: 34 starts plus 26 stakes races, resulting in 6 wins and in nearly £310,000 in earnings

THE MIGHTY LOHAN (IRE)

Trained by BRS Graduate Amy Weaver. He came to us as a 2 year old and has a enough mischief to keep the students on their toes but would never overstep the mark.
  • Type: 2009 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By Refuse to Bend ex Anda
  • Trained by: Amy Weaver
  • Owned by: Peter Hickey
  • Race history: Ran 4 times not finishing in the first 3.

THERESHEGOES

AKA Tango. One of pony racing ponies. Won on her debut for us at Lingfield
  • Type: 2007 Chesnut Mare
  • Breeding: By Namid out of Rayhan
  • Trained by:
  • Owned by: Charlotte Marshall
  • Race history: Many seasons pony racing. Won on her debut for the BRS

THEWHIRLINGDERVISH (IRE)

Was a hardy perennial when in training, now sensible enough to know he’s onto a good thing, so keeps his head down and does us a great service.
  • Type: 1998 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By by Definate Article ex Nomadic Dancer
  • Trained by: Tim Easterby
  • Owned by: Mrs M H Easterby
  • Race history: 6 wins from 71 starts winning over £100,000 in prize money.

TWELVE STRINGS

Lovely, kind horse
  • Type: 2009 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Iffraaj out of Favoritely
  • Trained by: Venetia Williams
  • Owned by: Mezzone Family
  • Race history: 27 runs over hurdles and on the flat - notching up 4 wins.

VAINGLORY (USA)

A favourite with the instructors
  • Type: 2004 Chesnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By Swain (IRE) out of Infinite Spirit (USA)
  • Trained by: David Simcock
  • Owned by: D M I Simcock
  • Race history: 80 starts and 7 wins all on the flat

VANISHING CAUSEWAY (IRE)

Very friendly. Good for beginners.
  • Type: 2002 Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: By Giant’s Causeway (USA) ex Vanishing Prairie (USA)
  • Trained by: David Marnane
  • Owned by: David Marnane
  • Race history: Won 5 races from 47 starts and £46 899 in prize money.

Worth the Wait

aka Minnie. Pony racing pony used for our Academy.
  • Type: 2006 Bay filly 148cm
  • Breeding: Unknown
  • Trained by:
  • Owned by: Mrs N Crouch
  • Race history: Many placings pony racing and also used for Pony Club.

WRECKING BALL (IRE)

A nice forward going horse with a lovely character
  • Type: 2010 Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: By Royal Applause out of Shatarah
  • Trained by: Amy Weaver
  • Owned by: Partridge, Parkin & Friends
  • Race history: Ran on the flat 7 times but to no avail

Zafranagar (IRE)

A big and beautiful character. Riding him is like sitting in your favourite armchair.
  • Type: 2005 bay gelding
  • Breeding: By Cape Cross out of Zafaraniya
  • Trained by: Ian Williams
  • Owned by: Paul Downing
  • Race history: Ran 64 times on the flat and over hurdles/fences. He was successful 7 times but placed 16 times.
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