Welcome to Mark Bradstock Racing

Thank you for visiting our website, where you will find everything you need to know about the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Hennessy Gold Cup and Bet365 winning yard in Letcombe Bassett run by Mark and Sara Bradstock and their team.

Mark Bradstock’s Legacy

When two people with a shared passion and natural feel for horses and racing come together, it creates a powerfuI alchemy. This is how it has been for Mark and Sara Bradstock.

From the very beginning of their extraordinary training story in the 1980’s, they made every carefully considered decision together, and the results have been magical. Team family Bradstock has won the Cheltenham, Hennessey and Bet 365 Gold Cups by knowing, loving and caring for each of their charges, training them to be the very best racehorse they can be.

In March this year Mark sadly lost his battle with cancer. He had been cheered in his final days by the impressive 60 length win of Mr Vango in the competitive Devon National, and he made his final wishes very clear. He was adamant that Sara should continue his legacy of success on the biggest stages created, not by massive financial investment, but by finding that extra inch of effort in all horses in their care.

Mr Vango is a wonderful example of Mark and Sara unlocking the talent of an inexpensive horse. He’s also a shining example of Sara and Lily Bradstock’s determination and skill in keeping the horses at the peak of their powers when Mark was too unwell to be in the yard.

Today, fortified by decades of experience and success training alongside Mark, Sara is proud to be leading the yard into the next chapter of the incredible Mark Bradstock Racing story.

Our website will continue to be about Mark and Sara. Mark will always be in the heads and hearts of the people and horses at the Old Manor Stables, keeping the legendary Bradstock magic alive.

The Bradstock’s Passion

Jump racing is our passion and finding the key to getting the very best performances out of each horse we train is our specialty. We are a small, family run yard able to give each horse the time and attention they deserve.

Through the years all our horses have surpassed our expectations and with the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Hennessey Gold Cup and Bet365 Gold Cup wins from Coneygree, Carruthers and Step Back, respectively, we are proud of our achievements so far.

Our success is a direct result of the dedication of the whole team as well as our in-depth understanding of what it takes to breed and train successful and happy National Hunt racehorses.

Racing Heritage

With a lifetime’s experience in racing we’ve been fortunate to work with some of the biggest names in the industry including the legendary and record-breaking trainer Fulke Walwyn, and Nick Gaselee and David Elsworth.

We are never one to rest on our laurels and have big plans for our string of horses that are currently in training.

Join our family of owners

We work in partnership with all our owners to understand their dreams and ambitions, and treat each horse as a special member of the family. We would love to welcome you as one of our owners or help you buy or breed your next winner. Please take a look at the horses we currently have for sale and call Sara to discuss your ambitions on 01235 760780.


“We’ve been owners before but it’s a totally different experience having a horse with Mark and Sara. You are made to feel part of the family and always involved with every aspect of your horse’s development/progress and future plans. We receive regular reports from the yard and Mark & Sara are always happy to chat on the phone to let us know how things are going. It is clear that the well-being of the horses is of paramount importance and the overriding factor in everything they do. This season has been an absolute thrill and by far the best racehorse owning experience we have ever had.”
The Hattons, current owners

“We have had horses with Mark and Sara for 15 years and would not dream of going to any other yard.”
Chris and Jan Vernon, current owners

Big Wins

Big Wins News 
Back in the Winner’s Enclosure
January 25, 2016 by sara-bradstock 

A sea of grinning faces greeted the heroic Flintham in the winner’s enclosure at Warwick, after he displayed...

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Big Wins 
Cheltenham Gold Cup
May 21, 2015 by sara-bradstock 

Coneygree surely needs no introduction, and this talented homebred gelding certainly proved himself when...

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Big Wins 
Hennessy Gold Cup
November 26, 2011 by sara-bradstock 

Despite an eventful start to the race, the heroic Carruthers proved just how much ability he has and in 2011...

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Ownership Types

Mark Bradstock Racing offers several types of ownership packages, which can be tailored to suit your needs and budgets. Discover how you can be part of all the action and become a racehorse owner. As a small, family run-yard with a lifetime’s experience in producing winners and getting the best value for money when buying a horse, be it privately or at the sales, the Mark Bradstock team have a unique offering for all budding owners.

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Latest Posts

2019/20 Season Report
May 6, 2020 by sara-bradstock 

The 2019/2020 has been a frustrating one for us at the Old Manor Stables. The winter months were pleasant...

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Our Point to Point successes
May 6, 2020 by sara-bradstock 

Having very much enjoyed revisiting the point to point world with Carruthers at the end of his illustrious...

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Looking back to 2018 and forward to 2019
January 16, 2019 by sara-bradstock 

We finished an up and down 2018 with a fine run from our stable star Coneygree in the King George. ...

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