Dr Bridget Drew OBE BSc, PhD, C.Biol, FSB, FRAgS – Director
Although horses have always been her first love, Bridget spent her working life developing a successful career centred on the breeding and management of dairy cattle, firstly as a consultant and international authority on cattle reproduction and latterly as a Director of a large Research Institute. She is a Fellow of the Society of Biology and the Royal Agricultural Society, was awarded Hampshire Business woman of the Year, the RASE award for her contribution to the advancement of British Agriculture and the OBE for services to the dairy Industry.
Bridget’s interest in racing started in December 2002 when she purchased a race horse as a Christmas present for husband, John. The venture was a success and a great deal of fun so she decided to use her technical and management skills to develop a new business centered on racing. Ten years on she manages Mildmay Farm and Stud, set up to care for the broodmares and horses out of training:, Mildmay Bloodstock established to breed the next generation of winners and Mildmay Racing with team of up to 15 syndicate horses in training.
John Drew BVetMed, MRCVS – Director & Resident Veterinary Surgeon
John qualified as a veterinary surgeon from London University and spent all of his working life in mixed practice with a substantial equine component. After a period as an assistant in a large equine practice he “put up his plate” and started his own practice, Mildmay Veterinary Centre, based in Winchester. He sold the small and farm animal elements of the practice in 2006 but retained the equine component, renamed as Mildmay Farm & Stud, which has been developed into a highly successful Thoroughbred stud.
John is the resident veterinary surgeon at Mildmay and supplies wise council regarding the treatment of the horses at the Centre .He is now semi- retired and is enjoying being an owner breeder.