"On race day Brian and Natalie make a fantastic team"
Brian Wakefield holds a Number 1 Licence to train racehorses from his Doomben base. He has been involved professionally in the racing industry for approximately 17 years. Brian was previously foreman for his father (also Brian Wakefield), who was a prominent jockey and Number 1 Trainer for approximately 45 years. The Wakefields are well respected in the racing industry as horsemen and gentlemen. Brian has been blessed with the rare ability to understand and read the horses in his care which in turn enables him to develop such a positive relationship with them and he is therefore able to train them to reach the best of their ability. Being in tune with the horses means he is able to pick up on the slightest changes in their behaviour and find out the reason why. This ensures the horses are kept at the optimum level of health and, in time, fitness.
Natalie Wakefield also comes from a racing family (the Railtons). She has a degree in Commerce, and in Law (with honours). She has been involved in the racing industry for about 17 years. Natalie is a tremendous support to Brian and her love and understanding of horses combined with her background means she can also provide educated input into their wellbeing.
Brian and Natalie have two children, Brian Jr and Erin. They are committed to providing their clients with first class service and their horses are treated like royalty.
Valued Owners Comments
"Brian has trained my horses ever since he commenced training. He is very dedicated and looks after the well being of the horses. I have had Metropolitan and Country Cup winners as well as many Provincial winners".
Dr Mel Howe - Frosty, Cognisant, Sir Xaar, Jaleva, Gunman, Druther's Option
"I have raced horses with the Wakefield stable for 14 years. Brian Jnr, like his father, is a meticulous horseman who always presents his horses in immaculate condition. I have no hesitation in endorsing Brian as one of Queensland's best young trainers".
Bruce Myers, Leading Rails Bookmaker - Frosty, Adammup, Up 'n' Adam
"I've known Brian for many years now and have had him train a number of horses for me. Not all our horses have been champions but all have had the best preparation available to demonstrate their potential. Brian expertly cares for each horse as if it was his own. Brian is flexible with his training approaches to endeavour to get the best out of each horse. I am impressed with Brian's easy manner, honesty and approachability and the fact that he includes me, the owner, in planning the horse's progress. He keeps me up to date and helps me celebrate when they win. What more could you ask for?"
Dr John Lumley - Cognisant, Sir Xaar, Frosty
"Brian & Natalie, Just a quick note to say thank you for Saturday. It was Carol's and my first win and the thrill was far better than our expectations. We are still on cloud nine. The horse was turned out in excellent condition. Your read of the race was spot on and the ride was perfect. In general, great job and thanks to you and your staff."
Tim & Carol Lane - Beat The Judge