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“DREAMS BECOME INEVITABLE IF WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO PURSUE THEM” – Christopher Reeves

Welcome to Jo Foster Racing, the Website will provide you with information about Jo and her team, the facilities that she has on offer here at Brookleigh Farm for training Race Horses. Her aim is to provide a first class service to all her owners and horses.

At Brookleigh Farm Jo welcomes you at any time to visit the stables and to share the enjoyment of Race Horse Ownership. She offers all types of ownership, to suit you as an individual.

Jo has trained over 100 winners both under National Hunt rules and previously in the Point to Point field. In the 2015-16 season, she had an amazing 20% winners strike rate or 75% winners and placed horses to runners ratio which is reward for the team’s complete dedication to their work. In the 2012-2013 season, 10 winners and 28 placed horses from her 10 horses. Her winner strike rate was an excellent 18 % at the end of the year. In 2019 all but two of the horses won and those who didn’t were all close or placed frequently.

She aims to keep the yard to a maximum of 14 horses which allows complete personal attention to each horse in her care. Any specific needs can then be accommodated unlike bigger yards. Recently the yard won the maximum points, 3 stars, in the Lycetts Champion Race Yard Award coming 5th nationally. The reward rewards stables showing they provide opportunity, teamwork, ethics, education, dedication and job satisfaction. The staff and Jo were over the moon but not surprised as there is a great team.

lycett award    staff award

In 2013 she also had her first Cheltenham Festival runner. Jo enjoys training a small string enabling her to give individual attention and be selective with horses suited to their owner’s needs. She loves her job and relishes a challenge.

Jo and her team have great success at rejuvenating & improving racehorses that have either been sent to her or Jo has purchased.

These have included:

TWO HOOTS – Dual winning chaser and placed numerous times

BURNING ISSUES – 12yo who had not won in 3 seasons and win a chase first time out for Jo

HOUNDSCOURT – A prolific performer who has won many chases, hurdle and charity races since joining the yard. He was purchased for less than £5000.

URBAN GALE, a Triple chase winner including on his first start for Jo, rejuvenated back to form he had not won for 3 years previous to his arrival.

IN THE HAVEN, this horse had not won a race in 3 years but won for Jo on his second start.

CARA COURT had been unplaced in 12 races and when moved to Jo’s yard, he won 3 races in just over a month and 5 within a year. He has won 6 races, £24000 and cost just £2500

 

MARINO PRINCE was purchased for only £2000 and won three races and placed 8 times in 2 seasons. A yard favourite! He has retired to the paddocks now.

 

CRAIGDANCER – Dual winning hurdler in his first summer season. Another bargain purchase for his owners.

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