Based at Newlands Farm Stuart Crawford is a leading name in National Hunt racing on both sides of the Irish Sea and heads the team at Crawford Bros Racing. Stuart first hit the headlines in 2008 when sending out ten-year-old mare Oh Jackie to win and register his first racecourse success in the prestigious La Touché Cup at the Punchestown Festival. Since that victory excess of one hundred winners have followed under National Hunt rules and the stable has grown from strength to strength.
Stuart Crawford is renowned for having a good eye for a young animal and has an excellent record of buying and selling at the sales both in Ireland and the UK. Stuart’s selection and preparation of young horses is a talent that has resulted in numerous first-time-out winners on the racecourse and the development of horses that will start their career between the flags on the Point To Point circuit. Amongst other reasons this landed Stuart an Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Breeders Northern Region Award by his peers.
Supported by a family run team Stuart trains thoroughbreds under his care at Newlands Farm and at Ballygally receiving assistance from siblings Steven, Ross and Ben. Together Crawford Brothers Racing care for around eighty horses and welcome fresh enquiries and new owners into the yard. In 2012 the stable landed a notable victory at the Down Royal Festival with Gilt Shadow under a ride from Steven. In 2013 Stuart and Steven brought the curtain down on Ladies’ Day at Aintree when the then unbeaten Legacy Gold won the John Smith’s Mares’ National Hunt Flat Race and in 2015 Crawford Brothers Racing trained Now Let Go to win the ITBA Premier Fillies Bumper at the Punchestown Festival.
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At Crawford Bros Racing we are supported by highly experienced stable staff and work riders who ride out and care for animals at Newlands Farm. Our dedicated team have between them the benefit of showjumping, eventing and the Point To Point circuit.
Newlands Farm is located outside the hamlet of Magheramourne on the county Antrim coast and is just 30 minutes drive from the centre of Belfast. Situated on 50 acres of flat and naturally sloping landscapes our training facilities are ideally suited to the training of National Hunt racehorses. The facilities in the yard have been purpose built and our stables have been designed to allow each horse companionship, ventilation and comfort. The stable is operated by a family run team dedicated to ensuring the horses under our care are happy and healthy.
Horses in training at Crawford Bros Racing benefit from the advantage of four different gallops across two sites with alternating terrains. Our new recruits are broken at our satellite yard where they are given time to mature and build fitness amongst horses at the same stage of progress. The facilities include a 2f flat circular sand gallop with easy fix hurdles, a horse walker and a 50 meter swimming pool. These features aid a young animals development as it gives them a nice introduction to being a racehorse in training before being moved down to the yard at Newlands Farm.
At Newlands Farm we have a stiff four furlong uphill woodchip gallop to test a horses stamina and build fitness and an oval 2.5 furlong all-weather sand gallop used for exercise and schooling hurdles. Newlands also has a grass gallop with natural slopes and inclines to prepare our chasers for the rigours of fences and longer distances. Within the yard we have an enclosed all weather area used for lunging and training horses, a horse walker to warm up and cool down after schooling and a ménage area.
At Crawford Bros Racing we are very proud of the graduates that have passed through Newlands Farm. The horses below are horses that we have bought at the sales and have watched their careers develop for their new owners and trainers
At Crawford Bros Racing we are always open to enquiries and new owners.
Drop us an email through our contact form with your number and we will return your call.
Becoming an owner
We are proud of our past success and are keen to train the successes of the future
There are many different ways to become an owner. At Crawford Bros we accommodate various types of racehorse ownership including sole ownership, partnerships and syndicates. Crawford Bros Racing have a proven track record of buying good young stock at the sales and we can work with you to try and get the best horse within your budget. In the modern age owning a racehorse is no longer the preserve of the wealthy. At Newlands we have a racing club connected to the yard offering racehorse share-ownership at a significantly lesser cost.
Regardless of the type of ownership you wish to embark on we encourage a visit to the Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) website to get an understanding of the forms that need to be filled in to become a thoroughbred racehorse owner. To make an enquiry about having a horse bought or trained by Crawford Bros Racing please fill in the contact form at the bottom of the website.
SOLE OWNERSHIP: A horse owned under this format will run in the individual’s colours and name. Each sole owner must have their own individual set of racing colours registered with Horse Racing Ireland. A sole owner carries all the costs including purchase cost, training and veterinary fees.
PARTNERSHIP: Two to four registered owners form a racing partnership. The horse runs in the colours of the first named partner. Partnership can be registered for named horses only and are subject to an annual renewal fee with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI).
SYNDICATES: A number of individuals, one of whom must be a registered owner and act as the agent for the syndicate. The agent should be nominated by the syndicate members. All correspondence with HRI must be carried out by the agent. The owner may appear on the racecard in either the agent or syndicate name.
RACING CLUB: Realta Horse Racing Club offer National Hunt racehorse syndicates giving members the opportunity to be a shareowner of a racehorse at Newlands Farm. For more information on Realta Horse Racing Club visit www.RealtaHorseRacing.com
If you are interested in getting in touch with us drop us an email through the Contact Form on our website or give us a call on: 02828272472
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