A lifetime's experience of riding
Julia’s story with horses began at the age of two and throughout her childhood/teen years she was an accomplished show jumper.
Aged 20 her attentions turned to point to pointing and in an age when the sport was still very male-dominated, she gained invaluable experience with Bill Elsey in Malton. Her ability was soon recognised and with Bill's encouragement she took out her Amateurs Licence, riding successfully on the flat.
The years between then and now have been spent training point to point horses, breaking & schooling youngsters, pre-training racehorses and rehabilitating lame / injured horses. All of this invaluable experience culminated in the decision in 2014 to take out a training licence and in the spring of 2015 Julia was successful in her application to become a Licensed Trainer.
Julia has two sons - Henry Brooke, a Professional Jump Jockey (Champion Conditional in 2013) and Danny Brooke. Both play a major part in the success of the yard.
Over forty years in racing and working his way up through the ranks from Stable Lad to Head Lad to Jockey to Trainer has given Andy invaluable experience in every aspect of the care and training of racehorses.
Ben has been here since 2010, when he took over the reins from his father, Patrick Haslam, at the young age of 25. Since then, Ben has sent out over 100 winners from the yard, both Flat and National Hunt.
Chris succeeded his father, Tommy ‘Squeak’ Fairhurst in 1994 and is the latest in a long line of trainers at Glasgow House. Chris himself rode more than fifty jump winners before he became a trainer.
James started off his career working for the legendary Bruce Hobbs in Newmarket before becoming assistant to Arthur Budgett, where he had a very successful period as assistant trainer, being involved with a great Derby winner in Morston.
Karl was born over the Black Swan pub in Rugby and later moved across town to the Red Lion which his father ran for sixteen years. During his time at the Red Lion Karl gained his first interest in racing through watching it with his dad.
Mark Johnston is one of Britain’s leading trainers, having become the first Flat trainer to send out more than 200 winners in a season (2009), a feat which he has, to date, repeated in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.