Meet the Team



ALASTAIR RALPH - TRAINER

Born into a family steeped in the traditions of horses and horseracing, Alastair Ralph began his racing career when he left school working initially for Michael Scudamore. After this he moved to Ditcheat to work for the legendary National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls, before moving on to ride out for the 2014 Grand National winning trainer Dr Richard Newland. Following his time spent with Dr Richard Newland, Alastair then moved to the Downton Estate in Shropshire where he served as Assistant Trainer to Henry Daly for 5 seasons. In addition, Alastair also ran his own yard of point to pointers which grew from strength to strength each season, in 2015, Alastair obtained his racing licence.

LAURA RICHARDSON – TRAVELLING HEADLASS

Laura has grown  up surrounded with horses and has worked in racing for 6 years now having spent time with George Scott and Lady Cecil.  A talented rider whom has a special affinity with the young horses and a true grafter.

FRANKIE ROWLES - WORK RIDER

Frankie’s passion for racing and thoroughbreds has led her to riding out for Alastair part-time whilst she works alongside her father whom is a fine art dealer in Ludlow.  She looks after her horses impeccably with the upmost attention to detail in their care and management.

BUNDLE PICKARD – SECRETARY

Bundle has worked in racing for 20 years, starting off as a stable lass for Richard Price before holding her own dual license for a few years.  She’s swapped training and riding out every day to help Alastair on the more administrative side of his growing business.

ALEX EDWARDS - AMATEUR JOCKEY

Alex has been in racing for 12 years and has ridden 200 winners on the flat, pointing and under rules as an amateur jockey, this year winning the Foxhunters at Cheltenham Festival. Last season he was National Champion Point to Point Gentleman rider and joint Champion Gentleman Amateur rider.  He rides out and schools the horses on a regular basis for us. With his experience and knowledge along side his cheerful nature, he is a joy to have in the yard.

EMMA FIELD - STABLE LASS

Emma joined our team in the summer and this is her first job in racing.  She comes from a pony club background and enjoys spending a day out on the hunting field.   She has re-trained a couple of ex-racehorses and spent time in the showing field, reaching HOYS in 2016.  She’s enjoying being part of the team and learning more about racing.

HANNAH SITCH - STABLE LASS

Hannah has recently joined the team and is now our youngset member of staff.  She has come straight from the British Racing School in Newmarket having completed her Level 1 in Racehorse Care and Management and is now doing her Level 2 with us.  This is her first job in racing and she is managing well with all she has learnt from the BRS and settling in well to a life in the racing yard.

HUW EDWARDS - WORK RIDER

Huw has worked in racing since he was 16 working for Phil Rowely and he spent lasat summer with Willie Mullins. He holds his amateur cat A license and point to point license.  He is a great asset to the team and both schools and work rides the horses. 

VICKI WOOD - WORK RIDER

Vicki has worked in racing for 15 years now and previously held an amateur license.  Her love for racing, bubbly character and enthusiasm, along with her talent to work ride are a great asset to the yard.

GABBY TAYLOR-JONES - STABLE LASS

Gabby has grown up with ponies and doing pony club activities.  This is her first job in racing and she is based mainly on the yard and helps racing.  She's loving her first job in raacing and looks after the horses and yard with great care and attention.

MARK EVANS - FARRIER

Mark & Liam Evan’s and their team at Black Dog Forge have been with Alastair Ralph since day one.  Experts at shoeing and plating racehorses, Mark alone having over 30 years’ experience in the field.  They pride themselves in offering a full compliment of farriery service.

VETERINARY
 
CHRIS REA – THREE COUNTIES EQUINE HOSPITAL – www.tceh.co.uk
 
MARK SANDERSON – SEVERN EDGE – www.severnedgevets.co.uk
 
MARK WINDSOR – EQUINE CHIROPRACTOR - www.windsorequine.com
 
EMMA DAINTY - CHARTERED EQUINE PHYSIOTHERAPIST



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