A roman emperor takes Thirsk & a deal is struck at Catterick
As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day (well the Colosseum part of it at any rate which his namesake was responsible for completing….) and our own Flavius Titus has also taken his time to once again rule the racecourses of North Yorkshire – but rule them he did with a brilliant victory over […]
A Day In The Life at Brough Farm…..
Our brand new RACING CLUB has launched!
Offering tremendous fun & value for the summer, we are pleased and excited to invite you to join our first Racing Club – with two horses to run on the flat, in the North, through the 2023 season. The Horses :- SHOWMOLINA (GB) 6 year old Bay Gelding by Showcasing (GB) / ex-Crossmolina (IRE) Has […]
A Perfect Storm At Ayr
It seemed that the weather was vying for favouritism with its descriptive namesake today at Ayr when Rocco Storm lined up in the 2m 1/2f, 0-100 handicap chase. With persistent rain banishing any semblance of “soft in places” it was truly heavy all over by the time racing got underway, with the diminutive Rocco set […]
Stan The Man regains the Bragging Rights!
Poor old Sonning’s bragging rights only lasted a mere 24 hours before he had to pass the mantle back to Stan (aka Silkstone) who had previously held them (jointly with Rocco Storm) for 18 days! Back at Sedgefield on Tuesday, the scene of his previous romp just 19 days prior, and reunited with his favourite […]
Super Sonning is Supersonic
Sonning fairly blitzed his rivals at Musselburgh in the 0-115 handicap hurdle over two miles yesterday. Carrying both Henry & a fair amount of lead which added up to a welter burden of 12 stone, the four year old was not only running off top weight but also giving almost, if not in excess of, […]
Stan & Rocco serve up a double for Danny
Danny, Julia & Kev set off for a busy day at Sedgefield on Thursday with three runners; Silkstone in the 1st race, Rocco Storm in the 4th, and Humps And Bumps having her first run for the yard following her recent arrival from Ireland in the last. Although Rocco’s majority owner was unable to make […]
Hexham Racecourse Hit By A Storm
Hexham Racecourse experienced some strong weather conditions today when “Storm Rocco” hit the north east track at approximately 1.22pm. The 7 year old Rocco Storm went into the 16th start of his career in Ireland & England as a maiden but emerged without that tag in good style following a convincing 12 length win in […]
Sonning On Song At Sedgefield
Sonning delighted connections and everyone at the yard at Sedgefield yesterday when winning the 0-110 handicap hurdle off top weight on ground that had turned into a bit of worry when the rain changed it to good to soft, from the good that is his optimum. The four year old raced keenly in the early […]
Flavius Titus Conquers Ripon
Whilst his Roman Emperor namesake conquered plenty of things back in AD times, our Flavius Titus did some conquering of own at Ripon on Saturday when winning Division II of the 0-65 handicap over 6f. It quickly became Plan B after Flav dwelt at the start; Plan A being to jump out & make the […]
Fearless on a night out at Aintree & Hats Off To Larry is No.1
It always pays to be brave round Aintree and Fearless lived up his name in good style when giving Danny & everyone in the yard a welcome winner last Friday evening. Facing just three opponents in the 0-125 handicap chase over 2 miles on the Mildmay Course, it was definitely a case of quality over […]
It’s been a busy few days for the team at Brough Farm with a number of runners across both codes in the last week….and a few near misses amongst the results! Following on from Grey Atlantic Grey’s brilliant win at Sedgefield a week ago, Flavius Titus went to Newcastle last Thursday for Div I of […]
The Winning Way
Grey Atlantic Way gained a well deserved success yesterday at Sedgefield over a trip further than he’d ever tackled before when winning the 0-100 handicap chase over 3m3f by a decisive 11 lengths. With Henry in the saddle, making it a trainer/jockey family affair, the grey was settled in the rear section of midfield of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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!
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]