Welcome to ‘Ben Foote Racing’
Class A Licensed Trainer
About Ben Foote Racing Stables
Now a Class A Licensed Trainer, Ben Foote stepped out of a successful career as a Jumps Jockey and into the NZ trainers ranks in 2001. That year he was to win his first Group race as a trainer.
Currently 54th on the Premiership leader board Ben has amassed over $1.5 million dollars during his training career. Over this time he has also won 6 Group and Listed races.
Ben Foote is able to train both flat horses and those pursuing a jumping career, his most successful career win undoubtedly was the 2014 Great Northern Steeplechase, one of the most gruelling jumps races and one requiring extreme fitness. It had always been on Ben’s bucket list to win a Great Northern as a trainer, as he had been placed 2nd in this premier race back in his riding days.
Amanood Lad gave him the win, the Premier race not only one of the longest distance races on the jumps calendar but also carrying one of the largest stakes in the country of a jumping race – $100k.
About 25 horses are in work constantly and the highlights of some of these for the current 2014 – 2015 season include:
Won Premier Great Northern Steeplechase 2014 (6400m)
Won Premier McGregor Grant Steeplechase (4150)
Ran 2nd Pakuranga Hunt Cup then won the Northern a few weeks later
Winner of the McGregor Grant Premier Steeplechase (2015)
So It Goes
Winner of 4 trials and 2 Wins
Won The Northern Advocate 1400m
Won the Premier 3YO Taumaraunui RSA Inc 3YO at Waikato
Two Wins this Season
Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukaka 1000m $15k
Wither Hills 1200m $20k
Winner of Two and multi placed.
Winner of One Trial and one Maiden Race
3rd in the Group 3 Bonecrusher Stakes
Won first up race.
Winner of two races.
Contact Ben Foote Racing Stables
Mobile: 027 4478 759