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Jane Houfton has been a professional trainer since 1997. After two years at Peterborough she transferred to Sheffield in 1999. Previously Jane had 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 licence in her own right.

Field House Farm is set in ten acres of land. There are currently 6 large paddock's half an acre in size giving the greyhounds all the freedom in the world for exercise. The paddocks have a 180 degree view of the 300m grass gallop which encourage younger dogs in the kennel to chase and build keeness.
Jane has a kennel strength of 70-80 dogs 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 requirements.

Jane has her own breeding program with some of the pups starting to hit the tracks. The bitches are mated, whelped down and pups reared, all at Field House Farm.

All injured greyhounds on the site are treated with the latest laser, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy equipment.

Photo of Lee Duffy (RM), Richard Keane (Ass Tr) Jane Houfton (Tr)
Jane Houfton
Sheffield grader LOOK ALIVE PIXIE was honoured with a special presentation following her 200th race and retirement.
But the prospect of a long career seemed extremely unlikely back in April 2004 with her career when the black and white bitch had her card marked for fighting.
Undaunted trainer Jane Houfton schooled Pixie over hurdles and she contested another 170 races without further indiscretion.
In her final race, the seven year old daughter of droopys Vieri and Four Queens led to the last bend before being picked up on the run in.
Jane said "She has been an absolute darling with the will to win 39 races. I have had plenty of dogs reach 100 races, but 200 is remarkable.
I'll miss Pixie but she has been taken on by the Sheffield retired Greyhound Scheme and is just waiting for the right person to give her a loving home" (The Sheffield RGT No is 01142 888300)

Source: Greyhound Star