Jane Houfton has
been a professional trainer since 1997. After two years at
Peterborough she transferred to
Sheffield in 1999 and moved to Nottingham 10 years later. Previously Jane had immediately become hooked
on greyhound racing after joining her husband Dave for a visit
to Nottingham race track. Dave owned a share in Farloe Cross and
it was not long before Jane
became more involved with greyhounds and took out a license to
assist Farloe Cross's trainer.
She then transferred to Champion Trainer Charlie Lister who
encouraged Jane to take out a license in her own right.
Jane has a kennel strength of 100
and has a great team of staff supporting her - ten in total with
only two of those being part-time. Her loyal team have
been with her pretty much since the start. Jane has good,
reliable contacts in Ireland and will always have greyhounds for
sale or be able to help you find a dog to suit your
Field Farm House is set in ten
acres of land and this land will eventually be used to
accommodate more paddocks. There is currently a paddock half an
acre in size giving the greyhounds all the freedom in the world
for exercise. All the kennels have their own individual runs
and there is also a 300m grass gallop (see picture below).
Starofthebill put Jane on the map
when winning the Steel City Cup in 2003 and he is still at the
kennels today and has been crossed with Hat Trick Lady who is
now in pup. Morgans Gold gave Jane another big prize when taking
the Arnie Dennis Memorial Puppy Trophy at Sheffield. Broods at the kennel are sent away to Ireland to be
whelped down and their pups return to Field Farm House at 12
weeks. They are then reared and schooled at the kennels.