Toptac International is delighted to announce the appointment of Brooke Somers of Somerstone Thoroughbreds as a brand ambassador. The appointment coincides with news that Somers has been granted a trainer’s license with Racing NSW.


“A partnership in the racing industry is new for us,” says Toptac General Manager Vanessa Knight. “We’re excited to expand our horizons, especially with a trainer who is dedicated to excellence, which is a value we share in the brands we represent.”

Brooke’s introduction to racing came as a track rider for the likes of Gai Waterhouse and Bart Cummings, time she wisely used to soak up every detail of top training methods. She subsequently founded Somerstone Thoroughbreds with partner Mark Stoneham.



Her training philosophy is also informed by an impressive background in the show horse, jumping and eventing disciplines. After winning Champion Junior Girl Rider at the Sydney Royal and EA Junior Rider of the Year, Brooke went overseas to train with British showjumping great Graham Fletcher and Peter Charles, who won Olympic showjumping gold at London 2012.




 Brooke believes in strong foundation training for racehorses

Brooke believes in strong foundation training for racehorses. “My passion is to give them a well-rounded education, which includes basic dressage and jumping, because it makes a more balanced, stronger racehorse.”

Brooke’s immediate goal is to train some metropolitan race winners. However, her long-term vision is to inspire other racehorse trainers to share her training philosophy to help horses reach their full potential and find new careers after racing.

“The thoroughbred is the king of horses,” Brooke says. “We ask so much of racehorses and they never fail to give us their best, so we owe them a life after racing.”

“Brooke’s forward-thinking approach reflects recent initiatives by racing’s peak authorities,” says Vanessa Knight. “As a wholesale distributor in a changing global market, we understand the need to find new ways to achieve the best results.”


The thoroughbred is the king of horses 

Brooke represents a range of international and Australian brands for Toptac International, both as a racehorse trainer and avid eventer, including Noble Outfitters, Carr & Day & Martin and ePro.

“The Noble Outfitters Balance Riding Tights are so comfortable and practical,” she says. “I wear them for everything from track work to riding dressage in my Kieffer saddle.” 

Brooke loves ePro Glow Oil for getting thoroughbreds into condition for race preparation and recommends Equimist coat care products by Carr & Day & Martin for keeping sticky seeds and grasses off her horses during spring and summer.