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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.

Mark Usher

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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.

Monks Mead

2021   Grey   Colt

by Outstrip (GB)  ex  Abbotsfield (Ire)  ( Sakhee's Secret (GB) )


        2023 Rowdown Nursery Partnership
        Owner:  2023 Rowdown Nursery Partnership

An athletic individual out of a mare who was a winner herself and has produced 2 winners rated in the 80’s his sire, Outstrip, developing into a top class stallion, siring a Melbourne cup winner.

Monks Mead made quite a slow start to his career on the track and didn't make all that much impact in three quite ordinary Maidens; but he showed the benefit of that experience by winning his first start in a Nursery, over seven furlongs at Lingfield at the end of July, winning decisively despite showing greeness alone in front until the opposition came at him in the last furlong; he then ran with credit in three Nurseries over sic, seven and eight furlongs, finishing second twice and being beaten no more than two lengths in the third.

He got back into the Winner's Enclosure and rounded off a really satisfactory first season by winning an eight furlong Nursery at Chelmsford at the beginning of November under an excellent ride from Robert Havlin, who has a fine record for us.

The Nursery Partnership has retained him for his second season as a three year old and he will, the Yard is confidence, will continue to give a good account of himself in handicap in 2024; he is capable of further improvement from his current mark of 60.

You can see full details of all three yearlings in the 2023 Nursery by following this link.

Monks Mead's racing form, courtesy Racing Post

Shares available

Price: £ 4225 for a 1/20th Share in the Rowdown Nursery consisting of four horses

Follow this Link to see all four 2024 Nursery Horses

Monks Mead winning the RBL Poppy Appeal Nursery Handicap, eight furlongs, Chelmsford 8th November 2023 under Robert Havlin


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