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.
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In the jumps season 2021-22, Sarah achieved a win strike rate of over 17% and, for the third season running, achieved a strong increase in prize money (over 80% 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. For example, her runners started at average odds of 23/1 and less than 2% started as favourites – in contrast, horses run by “top” trainers start with average odds of less than 5/1 and as favourites more than 20% of the time and yet she has a strike rate that equals theirs. A win bet of £10 on each of Sarah’s runners during the season would have returned over £620 – significantly better than the return on any of the top 30 trainers listed by prize money earned!
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 2021–22 season was excellent and gave all members lots of fun and excitement and a substantial pay-out. We had 17 runs and five wins for a staggering win rate of over 29%, earning each member a distribution of over £1,144, ie returning over 70% of their membership cost. In other words, not only have club members enjoyed some fantastic racing as well as days at the yard or on the gallops but it has only cost them £1.75 a day for the season. 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.
The star of the Club for 2021-22 was undoubtedly Glimpse of Gold, who ran eight times, winning three times and being placed every other time except when unseating at the last at Huntingdon when he looked sure to finish in the first two. This is a remarkable achievement given that he joined us as a 9 year old with a handicap mark of 95 and is now rated 120 over hurdles, a career high achieved despite the fact that he is now 11. Irish Sovereign also won two very good races, at Sedgefield and at Southwell. Go On Gal was unlucky with injury problems and was never able to show us the same potential as when she won for us last summer.
To find out more about Yen Hall Farm Racing, including the horses selected to run for the Club for the 2022-23 season which starts in September 2022, please give me a call.