SOUTH WALES & MONMOUTHSHIRE AREA
"BRACEY" IS AWARDED TOP HONOUR
by Brian Lee
David Brace, affectionately known as "Bracey" in point-to-point circles, has been awarded hunt-racing's highest honour. Mr Brace, founder of the Dunraven Stud at Llanmihangel Farm, Pyle near Bridgend, and Chairman of Dunraven Windows, has been awarded The Point-To-Point Racing Company Ltd "Jim Mahon Industry Award".
The award was created to recognise those people who have made an outstanding contribution to Point-to-Pointing and Hunter Chasing and Brace, a former coal miner born at Maesteg in 1951, has been sponsoring races at many race meetings and point-to-points for some years now. The Dunraven Bowl Hunter Chase at Chepstow and the Dunraven Welsh Foxhunters Chase at Ffos Las are two races that Welsh owners, trainers and riders all strive to win.
Brace, who once rode in a point-to-point, says, "Outside of racing my favourite sport is rugby. I tried both but was no good at either of them.", he continued, "The award was entirely unexpected and came as a bit of a surprise. I am honoured and delighted and I dedicate the award to my wife Dawn and sons Andrew and Matthew as without their continued support I would not be able to pursue my horse racing activities."
A member of the Llangeinor Hunt, Brace claims his most exciting racing moments were watching his horse Moon Catcher win at both Cheltenham and Aintree. He has saddled many winners over the years and a lot of them he has bred himself.