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Glengarry Keeping It Local

The key to Glengarry might just be that he likes to stay close to home as he made the short journey last night to win the penultimate race at Thirsk, and in doing so kept up his record of providing connections with one win per month following on from victories at Redcar in June and […]

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TOWIE for Globetrotter

The only way was indeed Essex for Globetrotter last night as he and Kev had a boys night out at Chelmsford City. Running in the 0-55 handicap over 1m6f, this was Globetrotter’s 2nd run following a soft palate procedure and the penny had clearly dropped that breathing was good as he ran right through the […]

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Ready for a new career

We have a lovely horse for sale on behalf of his owners who is ready to try something different to racing, and having started his retraining it has quickly become apparent that he will easily turn his hoof to eventing or show jumping at a decent level! He is a 6 year old and stands […]

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Kev’s a Great Yorkshire Winner

Our Travelling Head Lad, Kev Traylor, is clearly a man of versatile talent. Not just adept at working with racehorses – he’s also pretty useful with the smaller models too! At this year’s Great Yorkshire Show he was showing one of his Welsh Section A ponies in the two & three year old colt class. […]

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Go Glengarry!

Glengarry made a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure when taking Division 1 of the 0-65 handicap over 7f  at Catterick yesterday, just three runs after his last visit to the same spot at Redcar at the beginning of June. This time he was partnered by Jack Garritty and the jockey followed instructions to the […]

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Glengarry Wins At Redcar

Glengarry provided Danny with his first flat turf winner on Tuesday when winning the 0-60 handicap over one mile at Redcar by a cosy neck! Given a “typical Graham Lee ride” by the man himself, it was made to look easy when in reality it shouldn’t have been – with Glengarry off top weight in […]

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Fiddlers Bows Out

Fiddlers Bow bowed out as a racehorse yesterday when he was officially retired following his run at Wetherby on Tuesday. Having travelled strongly & raced with enthusiasm for much of the race, he thankfully walked away from his fall at the fourth last fence – only the second time in a 45 race career, spanning […]

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New arrival at the yard!!

Henry & Alice are absolutely delighted to announce the safe arrival of Arthur Brooke, born last night weighing 6lb 3oz. Mother & son have arrived home this evening and are doing well.

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Emma Beag & Danny both jump for joy!

Emma Beag gave Danny his second memorable day since taking over the licence when she delivered him his first winner over jumps in determined fashion at Carlisle yesterday. Running in the Northern Lights Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier over 3m1f, she faced 11 rivals on her first outing since tipping up at Wetherby when tiring in […]

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Melgate “Force” Majeure

As defined by the Collins Dictionary, Melgate Majeure certainly proved to be  an “irresistible and – having been sent off at 20/1 some might also say – unexpected force” on the all-weather at Newcastle yesterday when he won Division 1 of the 0-60 handicap over 1m2f; in the process giving Danny his first winner as […]

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A Reassuring Result At Ripon

Despite a numerically quiet time with runners since the resumption of racing we have nonetheless enjoyed getting back to the track, and yesterday at Ripon was an especially good day with the yard’s first winner coming in the final race on the card – the 0-60 Stayers Handicap over 2 miles. Our representative in the […]

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Furlong Factor – the “out takes”

What is it they say – never work with animals & children?? But we got there in the end…. These are some of the clips that went into putting our entry into Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor together. Hope you enjoy them!  

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Racing Welfare’s “Furlong Factor” Challenge

And oh how we love a challenge….! When Racing Welfare announced their Furlong Factor competition https://racingwelfare.co.uk/furlong-factor/      we knew this was the moment the pet lambs had been training for! So this is our re-make of the 2016 Timico Gold Cup – starring Danny Brooke as Gordon Elliott, Alice White as Bryan Cooper, Henry […]

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Schooling day during the lockdown

So when Thursday is the usual schooling day and there’s temporarily no racehorses to train due to the coronavirus lockdown, we look to see what else we can work on instead…..cue the pet lambs to take centre stage!

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In the line of Duty

Second-itis struck again for the Brough Farm horses yesterday but to be fair both were very pleasing runs in testing conditions. With the weather recently having hampered more than one race plan, Fiddlers Bow & Danny packed a haynet & sandwiches (respectively!) and set off on the long journey south to Huntingdon for a 2m4f, […]

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Piazon reigns for the seventh time at Southwell

Piazon returned to winning ways today at Southwell and in the process notched up his 7th career victory at the Nottinghamshire track; appropriately whilst wearing number 7 on his saddle cloth! Running in the 0-65 handicap over 5f, our star sprinter was once again partnered by the young apprentice jockey Harrison Shaw, who had ridden […]

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Must be something in the Ayr!

12 months to the day Emma Beag returned to Ayr to contest the same race she won last year in the 0-100, 3m 1/2f handicap hurdle – and did it again in the same emphatic style! Although running off an 8lb higher mark this year, she came into the race in good form having recently […]

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Beaten but not Bowed…..

Fiddlers Bow made his seasonal reappearance at Doncaster last Friday, almost a year after his last (winning) run at Ayr. Considering the extremely wet autumn / winter to date, the unseasonably dry spring which had prevented him from running since January seemed but a distant memory….! Roderick Duncan & his team at Doncaster had done […]

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Long Faces At Market Rasen

Unfortunately in little Emma Beag’s case, her lack of a long face, or the favourite’s longer one, cost her the race in yesterday’s 0-100 handicap hurdle over 3 miles at Market Rasen when she was beaten a nose in the tightest of photo finishes. As in True Romance’s case at Musselburgh last month, we would […]

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A Grey Day

Our two gorgeous greys shared more than just the colour of their coats yesterday when both finished 2nd in their respective races. True Romance headed to Musselburgh for the 2m, 0-120 handicap hurdle. He took a keen hold in the early stages under Henry but was jumping fluently despite his enthusiasm. He went on to […]

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LadsdoracingdoYork

Having survived Romans, Anglo Saxons, Vikings, the Norman Conquest, Royalist turmoil, highwayman hangings, and by the late 1800s a chocolate boom…. the beautiful City of York braced itself for an invasion of an entirely different kind by the brilliant Ladsdoracing syndicate on Sunday night after Forewarning finished an incredible 2nd in a pulsating finish to the 2m 1/2f, 0-80 handicap at the racecourse earlier […]

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Super Sunday

Last Sunday (18/08) turned out to be one of those brilliant days in racing that stays long in the memory, when the yard achieved its first ever “across the card” double with both Kildaven Spider & Forewarning winning at Southwell & Pontefract respectively. Spider arrived in March from Ireland; the eight year old having been relatively […]

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Catterick Hat-trick

True Romance delivered his owner Kiel Ward a hat-trick of wins in just over two months yesterday when, following his success over hurdles at Southwell & two weeks ago on the flat at Musselburgh, the 5yr old son of Mastercraftsman positively cruised up in the 1m4f handicap at Catterick. Partnered once again by Graham Lee, the pair sat […]

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F’ayr’ground Fun For Piazon

Air was about all Piazon’s rivals saw when he annihilated the field of 11 in the 5f handicap sprint at Ayr yesterday on his preferred soft ground. Despite the burden of top weight, the eight year old jumped smartly out of the stalls and was sent straight on to lead by Nathan Evans. Having made all, […]

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It Mussel Be Love

True Romance had another day in the sun (both figuratively & literally speaking) when he delivered his, and the yard’s, first flat win on turf yesterday at a very hot summer’s day at Musselburgh! Having changed codes and experienced success over hurdles in his two most recent runs, and his last flat run coming back in […]

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Lads On Holiday

Although we’ve had a number of runners in recent weeks, some of the boys had packed their suitcases and departed the yard for their summer holidays. Even though our horses in training get turned out every day, when they are having a well earned break it does them good to go somewhere different away from […]

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Two Is A Magic Number

So the scientists say……and so it seemed in a weird alignment on Saturday 22 June when True Romance, wearing number 2, came 2nd on his second start over hurdles at Perth. Piazon, also on 22 June, came 2nd at Redcar (albeit wearing number 3 and thereby slightly spoiling the ‘two’ synergy…..) Forewarning then went to Pontefract […]

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True Romance Blossoms At Southwell

True Romance made his jumping debut today at Southwell in the 2m Novices’ Hurdle. Although facing just three other rivals, he was up against a very short priced favourite (1/16) who had recently posted two impressive wins over hurdles & was therefore running with a double penalty, although that was slightly negated by his regular jockey claiming 7lbs. […]

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Retirees looking for a new person to love them……

We have some lovely horses who have retired sound from racing and are now looking for a new home in which to enjoy their “second life”. All have been signed out of racing and are available “free” on a long term loan agreement as it’s important to us, and their respective owner, that we keep […]

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Middleham Open Day 2019

Despite having made a late & difficult decision not to officially open our yard yesterday due to unforeseen circumstances, the Middleham Open Day nonetheless turned out to be a great event. Superbly organised as ever by the Middleham based team from Racing Welfare, the glorious weather brought visitors from far & wide to the town. […]

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The Bow & Beag Ayr Show

What a Super Sunday yesterday turned out to be for Mervyn Buckley & the Brough Farm Racing Partnership, and everyone at the yard, when Fiddlers Bow and our own Emma Beag both won at Ayr! Fiddlers was making the return journey to Scotland following on from his win at the course 12 days ago. Ridden on this occasion by […]

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Floating on Ayr…..

….That’s what owners Mervyn Buckley and the Brough Farm Racing Partnership can currently be found doing after Fiddlers Bow ran out a comfortable winner of the 2m 1/2f, 0-120 Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase at Ayr today. Having his first run since a wind operation, Fiddlers was also trying a new trip over fences after previously running for us […]

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When Santa & his Elf diversified…..#LukeBell #AirAmbulance

Many of you will know the gratitude we have for the Air Ambulance when they saved Henry’s life following a serious fall at Hexham in October 2016. He fell from Old Storm at the second fence of a two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase and racing was delayed by almost two hours as the course medical team worked […]

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A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Looks like Santa might be putting up a pound or two overweight on Boxing Day…..! We’d like to take the opportunity to wish all our owners, staff, and everyone who has supported us throughout 2018, a very happy Christmas. And to the horses who have run for us; some have won, some have been placed and some have […]

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(Pre) Christmas Crackers

Our two runners this week both returned to the respective scene of their last run/victory and whilst neither managed to win, both ran an absolute cracker of a race in defeat. Piazon went to Southwell on Thursday to contest the 0-65 handicap. Once again ridden by Nathan Evans, he was having a rare step up […]

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Copt Hill is a WINNER!!

Sometimes it’s possible to overthink a title, to try to be too clever or witty. So having spent sleepless hours going through variations of ….. “Kev Copts a Festive Toon” (Newcastle United supporters nickname of Toon Army – geddit??); or “Copty shows his rivals a Christmas Tail” (tale as in story, tail as in horse – hhmm?) ……just […]

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Enry Iggins points to a bright future

Whilst nothing we can claim credit for, we felt this one deserved a story nonetheless…..! Danny (Brooke) had an exciting day last Sunday (2nd Dec) with his first Point runner at The Haydon & Border Hunt’s opening meeting of the 18/19 Northern Area Point-to-Point season held at Hexham Racecourse. Enry Iggins, owned by The Golden Oldies Partnership, […]

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Body Warmers are the winning outfit at Southwell

The Body Warmers syndicate were in the winners enclosure today at Southwell with their lovely sprinter Piazon when he overhauled the favourite of the 5f Betway Handicap in the final furlong. In a field of 14 runners, Piazon was slightly hampered just after the start but then tracked the leaders, making headway two furlongs out. Under […]

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A Hazy recollection of Sedgefield

Hazy Manor could be forgiven for feeling a bit dazed & confused after her run in the 0-100, 2m1f handicap hurdle at Sedgefield yesterday. Under the burden of virtually top weight, and one of the youngest in the field of ten runners, Hazy once again put in her customary 100% effort. Settled well towards the rear […]

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Fiddlers Bow just outplayed by an Irish jig

It was the turn of Fiddlers Bow to head cross-border this week for the second of Perth Racecourse’s two day Glorious Finale Festival which concluded their racing for 2018. Dropping back in trip from his last outing at Cartmel, he was running in the 2m4f, 0-120 handicap chase with Henry (Brooke) once again doing the steering. Henry had Fiddlers held […]

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