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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-
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. You could even join one of our existing syndicates or forming your own (which we can manage). At Jo Foster Racing there is a dedicated and honest yard policy with the owners, Jo loves sharing the excitement with others – a reason she took out her training license. The owner’s involvement is encouraged.
Jo has trained over 100 winners both under National Hunt rules and previously in the Point to Point field. In the 2016 season, she had an amazing 20% winners strike rate or 75% winners and placed horses to runners ratio. In 2019 all but two of the horses in the yard won, amassing the most prize money the yard has ever won in a season and those horses who didn’t win were all close or placed frequently. These great results followed a tough year after Jo suffered a terrible injury, breaking her back and pelvis and ending up in a wheelchair for four months. It was a true testament to the strength of her resilience, her supportive family and a loyal dedicated team who together kept things on the road and followed it by having their best season ever.
Jo keeps 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 some larger 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. Be assured you will find dedication, honesty and hard work go hand in hand with excitement and fun when you become a racehorse owner at Jo Foster Racing.
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 need sweetening up.
A few Jo has purchased over the years include;
TWO HOOTS – Dual winning chaser and placed numerous times in his first season arriving as a maiden
FRANKIE BALLOU – Won 3 and placed 2nd twice from six starts in 2018 – another maiden
BURNING ISSUES – 12yo who had not won in 3 seasons and win a chase first time out for Jo in 2019
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 – ATriple 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 won a total of 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. His 4 yo half-