Brian’s progress since those fledgling days has been admirably consistent and, apart from those already mentioned, his Group 1 wins include The Champion Stakes, The St James’s Palace Stakes, The Racing Post Trophy, a second Breeders Cup Turf, The Prix Morny(twice), The Prix de la Foret, The Cheveley Park Stakes (twice), The Grosser Dallmayr Preis in Munich, The Gazelle and The Man O’War, both at Belmont Park USA. It therefore came as no surprise that after John Gosden left Manton, the Sangster family headhunted Brian to take over what many will argue is the most outstanding training establishment in the world.
Years later, Brian is still training at the highest level and he and his wife Jax have now bought their share of the Manton Estate; Manton Lodge where Jax and Brian live with children Katie, Felix, Frank and Jasper., “Manton is a wonderful place for young people to grow up and our kids love it here. It’s also close to the town of Hungerford where my wife Jax has a boutique and styling business, Jax Jeans at Barrs Yard ,which keeps her extremely busy not to mention her enthusiastic contribution to Brian Meehan Racing!”.
Also included is The Astor Yard with its unrivalled facilities, enabling him to continue to achieve more Group/Graded Stakes successes and to maximise the number of winners for each of the seasons ahead. “I believe one of the key elements to our success over the years, both in Lambourn and now here at Manton, is the first class team of staff that we’ve put together; they all work very hard and our attention to detail being the key to our continued success with over 60 Group/Graded Stakes races won throughout the World. One of the many proud attributes of my team has been the successful shipping of Group/Graded Stakes winners around the World with successes on four continents to date. A remarkable achievements from any sporting team”.
“It would be my pleasure to show you around our state-of-the-art set up, meet my top class team and see the horses working on the legendary gallops and of course enjoy our hospitality too!”.