The Team

A deep-rooted passion for ownership, breeding and racing unites our team.

The soul of Bermuda Racing has come from Simon, with his vision and long-standing passion for racing, ownership and, subsequently, breeding. Jake and his Highclere Stud provide the beating heart with the Stud being the home of the breeding operation and Jake advising on its breeding activities, racing matters and bloodstock acquisitions/sales. This long-term relationship is the bedrock on which the success of Bermuda Racing is and has been based.

Photograph of Simon Scupham

Simon Scupham


Simon is a born Bermudian and has had an extensive career in the insurance industry, currently serving as Chairman of Shoreline Ltd., the provider of niche marine insurance solutions to the shipping industry. Before founding Bermuda Racing in 2013 he originally cut his teeth as an owner of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing experiencing more than 200 winners on the international stage including the likes of Motivator, Petrushka, Harbinger, Telescope and Libran in Australia.

Photograph of Jake Warren

Jake Warren

Racing & Bloodstock Advisor

Jake Warren owner of Highclere Stud, who provides exceptional standards of practice to a resident band of active broodmares, yearlings and foals, is also widely regarded as a leading advisor in the bloodstock industry. Jake is well-known for his passion for both breeding and bloodstock and time and time again his knowledge and excellent advice proves both perceptive and successful.

Journey so far

Our journey began with the purchase of Johnny Barnes from Goffs Orby in 2013. We loved him when he entered the sales ring and snapped him up before the major players finished their breakfast. As with all of our horses (others including Queen of Bermuda, Pink Sands, Spirit of Bermuda, Flora of Bermuda, Juan Bermudez, Horseshoe Bay, Castle Harbour, Crystal Caves, Great Sound, Paradise Lake and Sir George Somers), his name pays tribute to our Bermuda origins. In this instance, to the beloved Bermudian institution Johnny Barnes aka Mr Happy Man, who for many years waved and 
greeted morning commuters with the 
words, “I love you”.

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