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Star Sports announces sponsorship of Brian Toomey’s new stable

Former jockey embarks on new training career with high-profile owners

Star Sports announces sponsorship of Brian Toomey’s new stable

Former jockey Brian Toomey, who miraculously survived a near-fatal fall in 2013, has recently embarked on a new career as a trainer, attracting high-profile owners to his yard. Star Sports, the renowned sponsor, is now backing Toomey’s training endeavors at his yard located in Buckinghamshire. This marks the beginning of Toomey’s first full season as a trainer, following the official granting of his trainer’s license in October.

Despite the life-altering incident at Perth in 2013, where Toomey was pronounced dead for six seconds, he has exhibited immense resilience and determination. Now, with the support of established owners like Amo Racing, Clipper Logistics, Jimmy Fyffe, and Jeff Smith, Toomey is poised to make significant strides in the training industry. His journey as a trainer has just begun, with Wake Up Harry clinching victory at Kempton on December 20th, 2023, providing Toomey with his first win.

In Star Sports’ roster of racing ambassadors, Toomey joins forces with leading jockey Harry Skelton and retired legendary rider Davy Russell. As part of this partnership, Toomey will keep enthusiasts informed with regular updates on the yard’s runners, while also sharing insights on prominent races and meetings during the Flat season. The collaboration will also see the creation of video content, offering a retrospective look at Toomey’s incredible career as a jockey, his remarkable recovery, and the challenges of transitioning into a new role.

Reflecting on this life-changing transition, Toomey expressed his gratitude towards all the owners supporting him at this early stage of his training career. Additionally, he expressed appreciation for his landlord at Bowstridge Farm, a location with exceptional training facilities, and his new sponsor, Star Sports. Eager to share his unique story, Toomey is determined to provide Star Sports’ customers with exclusive insights into their runners, as well as offer his perspectives on significant races and industry-related matters.

Star Sports, being the sponsor of Toomey’s yard, recognizes the extraordinary nature of his journey. Overcoming a severe head injury and displaying unwavering determination to obtain his trainer’s license, Toomey has undoubtedly demonstrated his character and resilience. Thus, the sponsorship of Toomey’s yard by Star Sports signifies their belief in his capabilities. The collaboration aims to produce top-quality content that showcases Toomey’s inspiring accomplishments and sets the stage for his highly anticipated successful training career.