Director: Dr Bridget Drew OBE, BSc PhD C.Biol FRAgS
Although horses have always been her first love, Bridget spent her working life developing a successful career centered on the breeding and management of dairy cattle, firstly as a consultant and international authority on cattle reproduction and latterly as a Director of a large Research Institute.
Bridget’s interest in racing started in December 2002 when she purchased a racehorse as a Christmas present for husband, John. The venture was a success and so Bridget decided to use her technical and management skills to develop a new business centered on Thoroughbred racing. Thirteen years on Bridget now directs Mildmay Farm and Stud, set up to provide care for broodmares, youngstock, horses out of training and sales preparation and also Mildmay Bloodstock, established to breed the next generation of winners and a team of up to 15 syndicate horses in training.
Stud Manager: Jamie Lind
Jamie joined Mildmay as Stud Manager at the start of January 2021 having returned from Australia. In Australia he worked for Coolmore and prior to that he was the Yearling Manager of Aquis Farm in the Hunter Valley, where he ran a farm of up to 180 youngstock.
Jamie grew up in Devon, on his family's National Hunt Stud.
After leaving the Royal Agricultural College, he embarked on a career within the thoroughbred industry which took him all over the world.
He spent a year in Kentucky at Lane's End Farm, where he prepped the likes of Gr 1 winner Pathfork.
This was followed by a year in France at the Niarchos family's Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard.
He then traveled to Japan where he prepared yearlings at Northern Farm. Jamie was fortunate enough to have prepped the likes of Gr 1 winners Mikki Isle and Tosen Stardom.
His Southern Hemisphere experience was gained in New Zealand at Sir Patrick Hogan’s famed Cambridge Stud and Sir Peter Vela’s Pencarrow Stud.
Having gained much international experience in all aspects of stud and bloodstock management, Jamie spent a number of years at Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket, working mainly in the yearling department but spending time with the mares and foals and with the stallions.
After which, he worked for Highclere Stud, where after a year he was quickly promoted from stud hand to Covering Shed Manager. In the summer he would assist the Stud Manager during yearling prep by running the colt yard. Horses like group winners James Garfield, Yafta & Invisible Army were under his care
With many years within the industry, Jamie comes with a wealth of experience and under his stewardship, Mildmay Farm and Stud will continue to move forward.
Located on the Hampshire downs, with easy access to the M3 and M4.
Tel: 01256 893398
Fax: 01256 893432