Stuart Crawford is a highly though of trainer who has excelled with many thoroughbreds and can boast runners spanning many parts of Ireland and the UK. Stuart trains his horses on the family farm receiving assistance from brothers Steven, Ben, and Ross. Together Crawford Brothers Racing care for around 100 horses, including some of our string at Newlands Farm, Larne, County Antrim.
Stuart first hit the headlines in 2008 sending out 10 year old mare Oh Jackie to win and register his first racecourse success in the prestigious La Touché Cup at the Punchestown Festival. Stuart’s experience in the eventing arena stood him in good stead, with the horses required to jump an array of fences including banks, timber and over water jumps.
Stuart’s selection and preparation of young horses is a talent that has resulted in numerous first time winners on the racecourse. In 2015 Crawford Brothers Racing trained the progressive Now Let Go to win the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Premier Fillies Bumper at the Punchestown Festival with Realta Horse Racing Club’s Danielle’s Journey sixth in a hard fought twenty four runner race.
Our trainer has a sizeable, family run team dedicated to ensuring our horse is prepared for race days and well looked after at home. Stuart normally supervises on race days while Steven, Ross and Ben are assisting however all four can be seen in action during early mornings on their excellent uphill sand gallop just outside the village of Glynn.