Jack and Bob Ingham inherited a small chicken enterprise in 1960 and turned it into a great business empire. Their partnership as thoroughbred owners and breeders took the same path.
When the Inghams' father died he left his sons a broodmare Valiant Rose. From that small beginning the brothers' Woodlands Stud has became one of the finest thoroughbred nurseries in the world. The two Woodlands properties were home to top stallions Canny Lad, Octagonal and Lonhro.
When Jack Ingham passed away in 2003 the question was raised as to the future of the business. Bob Ingham's reply was swift: "Business as usual".
In 2008, Bob Ingham sold Woodlands to Sheik Mohammeds' Darley operation for an undisclosed multi million amount.
Trainer John Hawkes achieved superb results as supervisor of the Inghams racing empire. Prizemoney regularly exceeded $10 million each season. Since the beginning of their careers as owners, the Inghams' stable won over 70 Group 1 races.
The Inghams were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.