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Former British EBF Chairman honoured at TBA Awards

Wed 17 Jul 2019

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The British EBF had the pleasure of sponsoring the Barleythorpe Cup for the Leading British-based stallion by individual Flat winners at last nights Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Flat Celebration Dinner.

The recipient of the award was Darley stallion DUBAWI.

The evening also saw former British EBF Chairman and long standing trustee, David Brown of Furnace Mill Stud receive the Andrew Devonshire Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the industry.

Leading bloodstock and racing figures gathered for a ceremony held at Chippenham Park near Newmarket, where a total of 11 awards were presented.

Walsall-born Brown played 26 Test matches for England between 1965 and 1969 before establishing Furnace Mill near Kidderminster in 1976.

Since then the stud has thrived through breeding and preparing horses for sales, including Bolshoi, winner of the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, whose dam Mainly Dry is still represented among the stud’s nucleus of a dozen mares. He has also served the industry through his partnership with the British European Breeders Fund, where he was chairman from 2004 to 2008. During this time a significant increase in funds was announced through a new deal with their European partners.