RIP Hiers De Brouage
Hubie as he was known for his racing life with us sadly came to the end of his long life aged 26 at the weekend, having spent the last 14 years in peaceful retirement at nearby Fawley House Stud with other pensioners of ours such as King Of Sparta and more recently Joe Packet.
Hubie won 7 races for us over fences, mostly at his beloved Chepstow. He was a big tall honest French bred who jumped and galloped for fun. He just lacked a gear or two so never quite managed to climb to the higher grade but he was a real pleasure to train and gave his owners Simon Seddon Brown and friends much fun.
Back in the days we trained a few chasers and his passing rekindles those lovely memories. Several well known jockeys did well on him such as Timmy Murphy, Choc Thornton, Paddy Brennan, and a young Daryl Jacob.