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Thoroughbred Breeding & Racing

30 years of horseracing and breeding

Thoroughbred Horses

Winning with Rita Brown

Rita Brown

Our thoroughbred horses run in the name of Rita Brown. Initial success was in flat racers trained by Willie Musson in Newmarket. Over the years the partnership with Willie produced 28 winners and many places.

Winners were:

  • Rise up Singing (4)
  • Noble Neptune (1)
  • Dauphin (3)
  • Mutadarra (1)
  • Ellens Lad (9)
  • Fearby Cross (6)
  • Mistress Cooper (1)
  • Rustic Deacon (3)

All these horses have died, retired or gone to another home for retraining. Ellen’s Lad (27) and Fearby Cross (25) are enjoying their retirement at Lyndsay’s.

The Start of

Breeding Horses

An opportunity to become involved in breeding came when we were invited to go to the Royal Stud at Sandringham where four of the late Queen Mother’s mares were offered for sale. We purchased Close Harmony which we later found out to be the mare of the highly successful Barbers Shop. The horses we have bred are therefore all related to Barbers Shop either directly from Close Harmony as mare or Ceilidh Royal, her daughter.

Rita Brown Silks
Working with Trainer

Nicky Henderson

The jump horses have been trained by Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson at Lambourn in Berkshire and have produced 22 winners and many more places.

Close Harmony’s winners were;

Ceilidh Royals’ winners are;

* still in training

Keith’s involvement has been in several syndicates. He was a part owner of Petrushka which won the Yorkshire Oaks and Irish Oaks and was sold to Godolphin for breeding. He was in a syndicate that owned Might Bite and in 2016/17 won the prestigious King George at Kempton, the Aintree Bowl and was second in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham. He is now retired and a new syndicate has been formed which owns Bridal Knot a half -sister of Might Bite.

Royal Ascot Racing Club

Through the membership of the Royal Ascot Racing Club we have shared in several successes including Motivator which won the Derby in 2005.

Thoroughbred Breeding & Racing

Owner & Breeder Mrs Rita Brown


Fryerning Race Horses


7yo: (02Apr14 b g)
Trainer: Nicky Henderson
Sire: Sulamani (IRE) (11.5f)
Dam: Ceilidh Royal (GB)
Dam's Sire: Erhaab (USA) (10.5f)
Fryerning Race Horses

Mill Green

9yo: (23Mar12 b g)
Trainer: Nicky Henderson 
Sire: Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) (13.5f)
Dam: Ceilidh Royal (GB)
Dam's Sire: Erhaab (USA) (10.5f)
Fryerning Race Horses

Royal Ruby

9yo: (14Apr12 b g)
Trainer: Nicky Henderson
Sire: Yeats (IRE) (13f)
Dam: Close Harmony (GB)
Dam's Sire: Bustino (GB) (11.3f)
Fryerning Race Horses

ButtsBury Lady

6yo: (30Mar15 b m)
Trainer: Nicky Henderson 
Sire: Great Pretender (IRE)
Dam: Ceilidh Royal (GB)
Dam's Sire: Erhaab (USA) (10.5f)

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