Pete is a Manchester lad (yes, the Red half), an ex lawyer with a building society, and has been punting for a living since 1992. There have been a few rough years, but the majority have been profitable.
Paul is a Stoke lad, Stoke City is in his blood, jump racing is in his DNA. Paul is a highly skilled and qualified electrical engineer and during the course of his life has worked on some huge and complex jobs. However, racing and a significant involvement in racing was always his passion.
Back in 2002 a chance meeting in a betting shop began a firm friendship based on a deep mutual trust of each other's strengths and that has paid off in spades over years with some enormous plots hatched on Horses like Essex in the old Tote Gold Trophy, Colonel Frank and the biggest of the lot, Denman, who we were all over before he was famous having seen his point in Ireland and his NHF win on debut. We were convinced then we had a superstar on our hands and it's fair to say he didn't let us down. The biggest pay days being his first Hennessy and his Gold Cup. So, convinced were we that on the morning of the first Hennessy we got all the money we could on him for the Gold Cup, convinced he would win that day and his odds for the big one would be slashed, and so it proved.
That friendship and trust is the rock on which all this is built and will grow, and we are unashamed in our love and passion for National Hunt Racing. We have seen it all and stuck together through the good and bad times and now it's time for a challenge to put all of our knowledge and experience into a business, and we look forward to bringing that knowledge and experience to you.
Irish point to points are a huge part of our season: we learned many years ago to follow the form in Ireland, tracking not just the headline £100k plus horses but the horses that tie in to that form, so when they appear in a NHF race round Towcester or Ludlow et al we know or have a fair idea what we are looking at. Over the years that's given us an edge.
Our interest in all thing National Hunt extends also to the bloodstock world. During the spring and summer when the main season is over, we love to travel to the main auctions at Goffs UK (Doncaster), Goffs Ire and Tattersalls Ire at Fairyhouse. It's great to see and speak to people who work at the various studs. The knowledge of individual mares and stallions that can be gained from just a 5 min chat by a stable door before a 3yo store is going in to the ring has proved invaluable.
To utilise this range of experience, we have now moved into horse syndication with shares available in some exciting NH youngsters, details of which can be found on our website www.bumperstojumpers.co.uk or at the bottom of this page.
Always feel free to make an enquiry, even if horses are fully subscribed, if we feel we have the numbers we will source another.
Thank you for reading this and we look forward hearing from you anytime. If you see us on course please say hello, its always great to meet new people.