OUR BRAND AMBASSADORS
Our Brand Ambassador's have been carefully selected by us as people who have shown support in what 4Racing is all about and to represent us in positive light, and by doing so, help to increase brand awareness.
We are proud to have the following people working with us.
BRIAN & JACKIE STOREY
We are thrilled to have Brian & Jackie Storey as Brand Ambassadors with all their knowledge and experience of racing.
A top Northern NH Jockey with many winners and top northern jockey titles!
Brian was the first jockey to win the Scottish National Champion Hurdle & The Scottish National in the same year in 1998!
He won at the Cheltenham Festival on Sparky Gale in 1997.
Brian was proud to be awarded The Jump Jockeys Special Recognition Award in 2002 at the Lesters before retiring in 2003.
Brian was a dairy farmer alongside his parents throughout his jockey career and is now a very well respected Ride Judge on most equine panels nationwide. He is now a sheep farmer alongside breaking/pretraining & rehabilitation with his wife Jackie and in her words "Bri is the always the ultimate gentleman!"
Jackie grew up in Northumberland & is from a farming family. She enjoyed hunting/pony club & show jumping competitions.
Jackie point to pointed and has worked in jump racing and flat in Yorkshire before heading over to Cumbria to marry Brian.
Jackie is now very much enjoying retraining retired racehorses to Elite level and taking racehorses for rehabilitation.
DEREK 'TOMMO' THOMPSON
Well known TV Racing Commentator Derek 'Tommo' Thompson is also an official Brand Ambassador of 4Racing v COVID 19.
Derek Thompson is a presenter and commentator of horse racing on Radio Five Live and At the Races in Britain.
He attended Guisborough Grammar School and gave his first commentary - on a point-to-point meeting - at the age of 15.
His broadcasting career began at the age of 18 on local radio. In 1972 he was based in London working for BBC Radio Sport, for whom he covered a number of Grand Nationals alongside Peter Bromley, Michael Seth-Smith and Michael O'Hehir.
In 1981, he moved to ITV, where he appeared on World of Sport and midweek racing coverage. In 1985, he joined the newly formed Channel 4 Racing team as a presenter. He was also part of a team of three who helped to negotiate for the release of the kidnapped Epsom Derby winner Shergar. Tommo also commentates for At The Races and was a regular on talkSPORT radio.
We are delighted to have Tommo backing our campaign.
Northern trainer Rebecca is an official Brand Ambassador of 4Racing v COVID 19.
With no racing background or connections to fall back on, Rebecca has negotiated her way up the notoriously tricky horse racing career ladder at an impressive rate.
From stable lass, to racing secretary, to travelling head lass, to assistant trainer for Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival winning trainer Ferdy Murphy; it has been through drive and sheer determination that she now presides over her own impressive training establishment.
From her first training yard at Brandsby, formerly the home of Cheltenham Gold Cup winning trainer Peter Beaumont, Rebecca enjoyed three fruitful years as a fledgling in the ranks and quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with among a new generation of trainers.
When offered the chance to move to Howe Hill Stables in County Durham it was simply too good an opportunity to turn down. Formerly the home of hugely popular and successful dual purpose northern handler John Wade and boasting 70 boxes, the move to the state-of-the-art facility has enabled Rebecca and her ambitious team to push the operation on to the next level.
Trainer James Ewart's yard is situated in glorious countryside just north of Carlisle near the Borders town of Langholm. They are predominantly a National Hunt yard who have enjoyed considerable success since James Ewart took out a training licence in 2004.
They are well located to reach all the northern tracks as well as those further south when the opportunity arises.
James Ewart Racing have built up a promising string of over 40 horses and their experienced team pride themselves on being able to give each horse the individual attention required to bring out the very best in them.
With excellent contacts in France, Ireland and England most of James's horses are purchased as two- or three-year-olds and then brought on gradually to reach their full potential. Each year the quality of the horses has improved and they currently have some very interesting prospects.
The yard is situated on the 500 hectare Craig Farm, which offers outstanding facilities which they are always striving to improve. There are currently sand, grass and Tapeta gallops as well as a 10 horse Monarch Horse Walker. In addition, they have access to miles of forestry tracks.