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Robert Barrett joins Crawford Racing

Robert James Barrett is 25 years old and was born in Manchester, UK.

His passions are horse racing and football only!

Grew up idolising Frankie Dettori and wanted to be a jock, obviously got far too heavy so the next aim was to be a trainer.

Spent a lot of time in my school holidays at Paul Reeves which was sort of my first footing behind closed doors with horses.

Was a good golfer as a teenager and had the choice when I left school to either go to America to try and turn pro through college, or I had an offer from John Koster to go to Klawervlei. My passion for horse racing far outweighed my passion for golf so it was a no brainer, off to klawervlei I went. Spent valuable time there but realised quickly needed to be in a racing yard. The only offer I had was to join Mike Stewart and have been there ever since.

Spent many valuable years there winning features along the way with a limited string.

Was part of the rehabilitation of many top horses, Belgarion, African Night Sky, Rio Querari, Doublemint to name a few and most recently the met winner Double Superlative, who was in our care for 6 months of his comeback.

Became a fully qualified assistant on 29th November 2021.


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