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    Posted: 23 Nov 2016 at 3:34pm
2 winners from 16 runs with 2 different horses. Not a bad start.




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I have her as a FB friend & saw she had Repentent in but missed the winner in the last Cry She seems very hard working & hands on from her posts.
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“I made him iPod ear-muffs,” Hawkesbury trainer Brooke Somers said after her four-year-old I Am Magnificent saluted at any old price in the TAB Rewards Hcp at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

$51 if you don’t mind.  The pre-race tunes just as left-field as the mechanism to keep the horse calm.

“He listens to Gregorian Chant,” Somers added.

“He wears earplugs until he gets to the mounting yard, and they just block everything out for him. We’ve had success with it, it’s a bit crazy, but you’ve got to think outside the square.”


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iPod gear change gives trainer first city winner ,trainer on the rise , Brooke Somers proved that music can successfully be applied to the preparation of a racehorse after I Am Magnificent scored an unlikely win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.Somers, who trains a small team out of Hawkesbury, was almost out of ideas in her endeavour to bring the best out of four-year-old I Am Magnificent until reaching for her iPod.Yes, her iPod
Somers made a specialised set of ear plugs for the gelding following a dismal last place finish at Hawkesbury earlier this month.
Somers' song selections include the medieval compositions of Gregorian chant and Baul minstrels, which had the desired effect if Wednesday's result is anything to go by.
"It's a bit crazy but you've got to think outside the square," an elated Somers said.
"He wears them (under ear muffs) up until he comes into the mounting yard. They just block everything out and he wears a fly mask as well.
"It's been a real work in progress to get him to relax. Stewards gave us permission to come out late and its obviously helped.
"He's got more ability in his left foot than most horses would ever have and to get him to show what he can do today is really exciting.
"I'm so excited, I just love this horse. If we can continue this hopefully there's better races in store for him."
I Am Magnificent ($51) defeated the Damien Lane-trained Choice Larga ($5.50) by a length to win the TAB Rewards Handicap (1200m) while Gwenda Markwell's Louie Sea Kay ($5) was another head away in third.Congratulations ! Brooke stated that she willing to disscuss with owners their training needs , any owners looking for a trainer thats devoted to her horses , and their best welfare contact Brooke and feel welcome to join her team !

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Brooke Somers & Somerstone Thoroughbreds

Brooke Somers recently gained her trainer's license with Racing NSW, an achievement that is the culmination of a wide-ranging and accomplished equestrian career. Starting out in showing, she won Champion Junior Girl Rider at the Sydney Royal and EA Junior Rider of the Year, before heading overseas to train with British showjumping great Graham Fletcher and Peter Charles, who won Olympic showjumping gold at London 2012. 

Arriving back in Australia, Brooke's first taste of racing came riding track work for the likes Gai Waterhouse and Bart Cummings, time she wisely used to soak up every detail of top training methods. She subsequently founded Somerstone Thoroughbreds with partner Mark Stoneham, which she combines alongside her love of eventing.

Brooke's racehorse training philosophy is very much grounded in her diverse equestrian. “My passion is to give them a well-rounded education, which includes basic dressage and jumping, because it makes a more balanced, stronger racehorse,” explains. While her immediate goal is to train some metropolitan race winners, Brooke's long-term vision is to inspire other trainers to share her philosophy in order to help horses reach their full potential and find new careers after racing. 

“The thoroughbred is the king of horses,” Brooke says. “We ask so much of racehorses and they never fail to give us their best, so we owe them a life after racing.” 

Brooke partners with Toptac to represent Noble Outfitters, Carr & Day & Martin and ePro. “The Noble Outfitters Balance Riding Tights are so comfortable and practical,” she says. “I wear them for everything from track work to riding dressage in my Kieffer saddle.” 

Brooke loves ePro Glow Oil for getting thoroughbreds into condition for race preparation and recommends Equimist coat care products by Carr & Day & Martin for keeping sticky seeds and grasses off her horses during spring and summer.

 

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She does a super job with only a small number, of which most are recycled, el cheapos & cracked it for another win yesterday at Goulburn with Baroque who was still last at the 700m & is owned by renowned TB rehabber & educator for further pursuits Smile




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SOMERS JOINS WINNING QUEUE

MONDAY: February 12, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers are on a roll – and Brooke Somers joined the winning queue at Goulburn today.

Somers’ victory with former Melbourne mare Baroque was the 29th winner saddled by 15 local trainers since the beginning of the new year.

Brad Widdup started the run, scoring with Witches at Royal Randwick on New Year’s Day, and has been followed by Garry White, Richard Nutman, Scott Singleton, Peter Green, Garry Frazer, Craig Weeding, Terry Croft, Mike Van Gestel, Mitchell & Desiree Kearney, Matthew Vella, Wanda Ings, Wade Slinkard and Karen Outtrim.

Somers, who began training early in the 2016-17 season, clinched the sixth win of her career – and produced a splendid training performance in the process.

Baroque ($6), a maiden from 10 starts beforehand, tackled a Benchmark 55 Handicap (2100m) and proved the strongest stayer.

Ridden by Jay Ford, she beat $3.60 favorite From Pentridge and $41 outsider Bramwell.

Baroque, a four-year-old mare by Cape Blanco from the Stravinsky mare Opus Four, began her career in Melbourne with Anthony Freedman and didn’t manage a placing in six starts in Victoria and South Australia, although she did contest two black type races in Adelaide in 2016.

Subsequently sold, she joined Somers’ Hawkesbury team and today was having her fifth start for her new trainer.

Baroque began her current campaign at Wyong on January 6 when 11th in an unsuitable 1350m Maiden and put the writing on the wall when fourth to Chilli Beauty (who won again last Saturday) in a 2000m Maiden Plate at Kembla Grange on .

She did extremely well following that run and Somers was confident her mare would be hard to beat at Goulburn even though she was rising in class.

Somers, a former show jumps rider, gained a breakthrough victory at Wyong on October 16, 2016 with her 11th starter.

A few weeks later, she won her first city race with $51 shot I Am Magnificent at Warwick Farm, with Josh Parr aboard.

Somers won another two races that season with Repentant (at Nowra and Scone), and her previous winner before today was Star Bolt at the Dubbo Gold Cup Showcase meeting last September.

Now retired Paul King has ridden four of her six winners.

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