Welcome to Jo Foster Racing

Here at Brookleigh we pride ourselves on providing a first-class service with individual personal care tailored to suit every one of our racehorses. Using the excellent facilities we offer, spread across 300 acres of beautiful old grassland, we are located under the picturesque expanse of Ilkley Moor and set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Our close-knit team are always hands on, providing the highest standard of care and knowledge to the horses on the yard. Happy horses win races.
We love what we do, we enjoy our work, we have fun and we hope you will too when you join us. 

I do hope you’ll find the information on here of interest, and invite you to contact me with any questions you may have about the horses, ownership or partnership opportunities at Brookleigh. There are always shares available which may not be advertised so please get in touch.

Best Wishes
Jo Foster


“Dreams become inevitable if we have the courage to pursue them”
The late Christopher Reeve

In 2020 the yard won a prestigious national award in the Racing Industry – The Farm and Stable Staff Innovation and Wellbeing Award. Amazing recognition for the dedication, ethos and team work there is at Jo Foster Racing

The team has great success at rejuvenating & improving racehorses that need sweetening. A few she has purchased or been sent over the last few years include:

Chase The Wind

Dual winning chaser who is rarely unplaced, cost £8000 

Frankie Ballou

 An also ran maiden when arriving at the yard who went on to win 3 and was placed 2nd twice from six starts


Purchased as a 4 yo for £4000 in Ireland,  quickly won 2 hurdle races and was placed consistently


A prolific performer and complete character who won 10 races after joining the yard when purchased for less than £5000 at the Sales.


Originally a dairy farm, the barns at Brookleigh Farm were converted in 2013 into large airy stables (15ft x 15 ft) that now house the racehorses under Jo’s care. Most of the horses live in large individual pens, which create a peaceful, communal (they are social creatures) and well-ventilated environment for them to call home.


There are many different ways you can become involved in racehorse ownership. The main thing is that owning a racehorse or part of one, does not have to be ridiculously expensive. As the industry is keen to promote new owners from all backgrounds to become involved in the sport so opportunities have grown for affordable packages. We have options available for most budgets and levels of involvement which we’ll be happy to discuss with you if you are interested. Prices can start from just £5 per day and ALL packages promise plenty of involvement.

Horses for Sale

Jo uses years of experience to prepare each horse as an individual for the race track, selecting races carefully depending on their training and experience.

She regularly attends all the Bloodstock Sales purchasing improving horses she believes will be suited to the yard. If she is proved correct these are then put for sale to stay in the yard, either in shares or as a whole. Keep a close eye on this page for what may be available.


Please get in touch with Jo Foster Racing on the details below, or by filling in the form underneath.

Phone: 07980 301808

Email: info@jofosterracing.co.uk

Address: Brookleigh Farm, Menston, Ilkley West Yorkshire, LS29 6NS

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