Sarah Humphrey Racing
Sarah Humphrey’s successful training operation is based at Yen Hall Farm, a few miles outside Newmarket. Sarah is a dedicated, hard-working racehorse trainer who has held a dual purpose public licence since March 2008 having previously held a permit, trained point to pointers and evented. The exciting news from 2024 is that Sarah is now a Grade 1 trainer with the exciting novice, Nickle Back, winning the Scilly Isles at Sandown on 3 February.
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The jumps season 2022-23 was a record-breaking season for the yard, improving on the very good 21-22 season. Sarah achieved a win strike rate of over 19% and, for the fourth season running, achieved a strong increase in prize money (over 50% up on the previous year!). With her small string, Sarah consistently outperforms expectations and achieves remarkable success without having the immense fire-power of “top” trainers. The 2023-24 season is even better, already over 45% up on 2022-23 and with a current strike rate of 21% and a winners/runners strike rate of an amazing 46%, ranking her at 4th on the top 100 trainers’ list.
Sarah’s plan has always been to remain a relatively small, hands-on trainer with no more than a couple of dozen horses so that each of the horses receive her individual attention. Yen Hall Farm provides the ideal base being a working arable and sheep farm of 250 acres in South Cambridgeshire, about eight miles from Newmarket, it creates a relaxed environment for the horses, with plenty of paddocks but with great facilities at home and the superb training grounds in Newmarket just a 15 minute box drive away.
We hope you find this new and updated website informative and should you be interested in the possibility of getting involved in a small but highly successful team Sarah would love to hear from you and be delighted to show you just what Yen Hall Farm has to offer.
We have designed our racing club, Yen Hall Farm Racing, so as to be able to give members all the fun and excitement of racehorse ownership but at a modest fixed fee. We are keen that members have a lot of enjoyment and exceptional value for money. Although this has attracted experienced racehorse owners, it is also ideal for those who are thinking of becoming involved for the first time.
The 2022–23 season was another excellent season for the club and gave the members lots of fun and excitement and a substantial pay-out. We had 23 runs and four wins and, between them, the horses have won a staggering total prize money of over £30,000! This is the fourth year in a row that the club has returned a profit or has repaid members substantially all of their costs of membership, as well as providing lots of entertainment and fun. Surely, this must be the best value racing club in the country! We are very grateful to our loyal club members for joining us and helping us to have such fun.
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Trying to find the right trainer when buying a horse can be tough but, how lucky I was finding Sarah Humphrey. I was looking for a trainer who could give me and my horse “the personal treatment” and with Sarah, I got just that.
Sarah’s love of horses really shines through and she is very informative about the well-being of the horses and what she hopes to achieve from each race meeting.
I follow you as a trainer. One of the best around in my opinion!
The best racing we have had is with Yen Hall Farm Racing – in our view the best racing syndicate there is! We are kept really well informed and made to feel really welcomed and involved. The atmosphere is great and so is the company
Sarah and her enthusiastic staff have the ability and facilities to bring out the best in your horse. A smaller yard with attention to detail is a big benefit to owners and we always get a smile and a warm welcome whenever we visit the yard.
We started with Sarah and Tony as members of their racing club, which was a great introduction to ownership and exceptional value. Since then, with Sarah’s help, we have bought our own horse – which is already a winner with Sarah! Sarah always keeps us fully informed. She is strongly recommended by us - particularly for the smaller owner.
If you are looking for a racing yard where you can be sure that your horse will be happy and healthy, we would strongly recommend Sarah. We have bred two youngsters from a racing mare who won 4 races for us when trained by Sarah. The unraced youngsters are now with Sarah and we are looking forward to more success with her!
...extremely impressed with Sarah, her set up and the way she cares for the horses, treating them as individuals. I joined Yen Hall Farm Racing a few seasons ago and remain a committed member!
If you are looking for a small but spacious yard where horses are treated as individuals, I would recommend Sarah Humphrey at Yen Hall Farm. I have had horses with Sarah for 9 uninterrupted years – clear evidence of my complete confidence in her abilities as a trainer and the value for money that she provides.