There is a good card tonight at Sandown ...

Staff Profiles




JOB:  Assistant Trainer.

FAVOURITE HORSE:  I don't have a favourite, I love them all.

BEST RACING MOMENT:   It has to be watching my daughter ride a winner.

BACKGROUND:  I come from the Scottish Boarders

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:  I have been a private trainer and an assistant trainer in the past



JOB:  Travelling Head Girl.

FAVOURITE HORSE:  Mr Turner, Clearance and TTMAB.  TTMAB is the one that got me going as he is just so stunning. In fact I find it hard to really choose just one as I love them all. 

BEST RACING MOMENT: I would say winning best turned out the second time I went racing.

BACKGROUND: My dad was in the Royal Horse Artillery so I travelled around a lot, but I did get to see a large part of the world. I moved back to England in 1991 with family and been here ever since.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: I worked at Hall Farm at Haverhill, which is a livery yard, before that Michael Bell, Marco Botti, Richard Morgan Evans and James Owen.



JOB:  Work Rider.







JOB:  Stable Lad.

FAVOURITE HORSE:  Topapinion, he is a real machine.

BEST RACING MOMENT:   It has to be winners

BACKGROUND:  I am a city lad who always wanted to ride, so I went to the Northern Racing College to help get into racing.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:  I have worked for Mick Easterby, William Jarvis amongst others.



JOB:  Yard Man.

FAVOURITE HORSE:  Indian Red because he is a big softy and he has a very good character.

BEST RACING MOMENT: Going racing at Thirsk, it was my first overnight trip and I enjoyed everything about it.

BACKGROUND:  I was born in East Sussex and moved up to Newmarket in January of 2017 for work.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: Previously worked in studs, then joined Gay Kelleway before coming to work for MHT.



JOB:  Yard Person.

FAVOURITE HORSE:  Indian Red because he is so gentle, a real big friendly giant.

BEST RACING MOMENT: The first time I led a horse up at the races, it was a totally different experience.

BACKGROUND:  I was born in Essex and moved to Newmarket for work and a change in scenery.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: This is my first job in racing but previously I worked in a riding school.



JOB:  Yard Man.

FAVOURITE HORSE: I have a number of favourites, TTMAB, Saint Anthony, Pageant Master amongst others.

BEST RACING MOMENT: I don't have one specific best racing moment, I like all the moments.

BACKGROUND:  I was born in Poland and came to Newmarket six years ago.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: I have worked for John Ryan and Ed Vaughan.



JOB: Farrier                                                                                          

FAVOURITE HORSE: Singing Hinnie because she is beautiful and I would like to her as my showhunter.       
BEST RACING MOMENT: Plating a horse which was third in the Oaks

BACKGROUND: I was born in Birmingham. I studied for five years to become a farrier. I have worked for myself now for two years. I also own a horse that was trained by MHT, Astrobrava, who has twice taken me to HOYS

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: I have the pleasure of working in some good yards and studs including MHT and Dullingham Park, Michael Bells, Gaye Kelleway, Cheveley Park and Newsells to name just a few.  


JOB: Racing secretary.

BACKGROUND: I was born in West Ilsley when Major Dick Hearn was at the helm. I am married with two daughters.  My husband Chris works for James Tate and my eldest daughter Michaela works for Ed Walker.  Aliesha, the youngest, works at a pre-school.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: I worked for Peter Harris / Walter Swinburn for 15 years, initially as Partnership Secretary then for the last six years as Racing Secretary. When the  stable closed down I moved up to Newmarket and spent 16 months with Ismail Mohammed before joining the team at Exeter Ride.

                                                                         PHIL GREEN


JOB: Life member of the team.


BEST RACING MOMENT: There are two: Bob's Return winning the St. Leger in my first season at Flint Cottage and Staunch Friend's win at Punchestown - a day never to be forgotten, if only I could remember it after the party!

BACKGROUND: Born near Northampton and still support The Cobblers - after beloved Arsenal, of course. Class is everything. My family was much involved in horses. Father, grandfather and great grandfather were all farriers, my uncle was a feed merchant, my aunt was an illegal bookmaker (until she was 83) and my great aunt was a nun but she probably liked the odd bet if the convent's wine and honey had sold well.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: Journalism. To enhance my income while a junior reporter on Northampton's daily paper, I became a very occasional pop group 'minder' (including The Rolling Stones) and also a part-time betting office clerk. Later became Chief Sub-Editor and Editor of the Northampton Chronicle. Retired and then ran MHT's syndicates, was a minor jockeys' agent and freelance writer/editor before joining Mark in 1993. Retired again in 2007 but still couldn't escape, so now very old and only part-time.



JOB: Accounts manager


BEST RACING MOMENT: The involvement with Ted Spread in the big races has been great. Also, before Lord Gyllene won the Grand National, I just 'knew' that he would win so backed him ante-post and on the day. 

BACKGROUND: I was born in Hackney and grew up in Waltham Abbey.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: Spent the first 10 years of my working life as a lifeguard in a sports centre, working my way up to being assistant manager. Then in the mid-1990's, I went to work for Campbells (Bookmakers) Ltd as a counterhand, later becoming the Operations Manager. Campbells were then bought out by Tote Sport. Joined MHT in December 2008.



JOB: Maintenance.

FAVOURITE HORSE: Ron was my favourite, as my grandad was called Ron and I named my 7th child after him.

BEST RACING MOMENT: As strange as it may seem, I am not really interested in horseracing and never have been but the best moment for me would have been when we won the jockey's weight in chocolate. My wife is a chocaholic and her eyes lit up when I arrived home with my share.

BACKGROUND: I was born in Newmarket and lived all my life in Exning until five years ago, when my wife, Heidi, and our children moved to Newmarket. We have eight children, Ashley (the yard's paper boy), Lauren, Charlie, Henry, Arthur, Rosie, Ronald and Ellen.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: I was a roofer for 12 years before coming to work here. 



JOB: Maintenance.

FAVOURITE HORSE: Missouri, because I often lead her in and out and she's wise, big and gentle and has never misbehaved.

BEST RACING MOMENT: Anything with Frankel in it, a proper superstar.

BACKGROUND: Born and raised in the Cambridgeshire fens. Spent some years living and working in Newmarket and Cambridge and now live in Soham where I was born (many moons ago!). I am married with one child and my wife has four horses, a thoroughbred, a cob and two miniature Sheltand's. I have interests in history and compete in endurance sports although both have been somewhat put on hold since our baby daughter arrived.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: Ten years in the building trade. Twenty five years in the plastic industry as a  production supervisor. It is great to be working out doors again in such a fantastic environment.




 JOB: Stud Groom.

FAVOURITE HORSE: Five Hearts and Astromagick.

BEST RACING MOMENT: Brushing winning the Galtres stakes. Also, the 2002 Racing Post Trophy, when Brian Boru finished first, Powerscourt finished second and Illustrator finished third, as I saw all three being born.

BACKGROUND: I was born and grew up near Wincanton in Somerset.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: I started helping out at Vilmoray Stud, when I should have been at school. Then I went on to work at Whitsbury Manor Stud, Meon Valley Stud, Juddmonte and Bearstone Stud before coming to Dullingham Park Stud in August 2007. 



 JOB: Stud hand.

FAVOURITE HORSE: Fantastic Light, as I groomed him at Godolphin.

BEST RACING MOMENT: Dubai Millennium winning the Dubai World Cup.

BACKGROUND: I was born and grew up in Pakistan in the Swat Valley.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: I worked in Dubai from 1988 until 1996 for Sheikh Mohammed with his camels, then I went to Godolphin until 2004. I joined Dullingham Park straight away in 2004. 



JOB: Housekeeper.


BEST RACING MOMENT: Bob's Return winning the St. Leger.

BACKGROUND: I was born in Burwell and have been married for 35 years to Colin. I have two children, Jamie and Stacey and our gorgeous, lovely granddaughter, Evie, who is two on December 15th.  

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: I spent 23 years working in restaurants and had many enjoyable times and some not so enjoyable! I still miss some of the lovely customers we had. I have now been working for Mark and Angie for 20 years.