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Welcome to Mark Usher Racing!

I have been training racehorses since 1983 and I am now based in Rowdown Stables, Upper Lambourn, a modern, purpose built, Yard with 30 Boxes with easy access to the superb Lambourn Gallops. We moved into Rowdown on the 1st January 2016 and you can see something of the excellent facilites we have here. My team and I work hard to do the best for our horses and to achieve success and enjoyment for our owners; I pride myself on high standards and attention to detail.

Visitors to the yard are always welcome! You can keep uptodate with the latest news from Rowdown by clicking this link and you can see our immediately upcoming Entries and running plans by clicking here and then selecting 'Entries'.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Have a look at how to be involved at Rowdown here; a variety of options for affordable racehorse ownership are available from as little as £50 per month. Mark and Mike are always happy to talk about individual horses and ownership & partnership opportunities.

Padura Brave

2016   Bay   Filly

by Havana Gold (Ire)  ex  Audaz (GB)  ( Oasis Dream (GB) )


        Rowdown Racing
        Owner:  Rowdown Racing

From the extended family of the Sangster's family Champion Racehorse and Sire, Caerleon, and from the first crop of the Prix Jean Prat and Somerville Tattersalls Stakes winner Havana Gold, Mark bought this attractive and well made filly, a half Sister to the 83 rated Authorized Too, from Tattersalls October Yearling Sales. Her dam, by the Champion Sire, Oasis Dream, was a multiple winner in France

This video shows her on the move at the beginning of November taking her first steps forward under tack and girth in what should a decent racecourse career; and a week later

here she is being ridden for the first time under Ellie.

Progressing to the first week of January 2018 here she is breezing with the Footstepsinthesand two year old behind her; and here she is three weeks later at the end of January being led by Misu Pete.

Mark put her on the track in a six furlong Novice Auction Stake at Newbury in the middle of July and she ran with promise both at Newbury and at Windsor three weeks later; she didn't quite replicate those two performances at Wolverhampton and in her first Nursery, at Salisbury at the beginning of September; but she fulfilled the promise she has always showed at home by getting up on the line in a competitive Kempton Nursery in the middle of September. Up seven pounds for that performance and stepped up in trip to a mile saw her win a second Kempton Nursery five weeks later, again getting up close home under a sympathetic ride from David Probert. After one more run in a Nursery, in which she was a creditable third, she was put away for a well deserved rest over the Winter.

She returned to the track during the third week of May 2019 and found the mark she earned with her consistency at two quite challenging before showing the benefit of being eased when running well in a competitive mile handicap at Kempton at the beginning of July; she might not be too far away over the next couple of runs.

Padura Brave's racing form, courtesy Racing Post

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