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 trainer's licence.

CALLUM GRIFFITHS - HEAD LAD

Callum is from Carmarthen, Wales and born with a  love of horses and hunting, which he still loves to do. He studied at equine college near home, working through his BHS stages and took on work experience for local trainer Paul and Debbie Hamer where he then stayed for several years and fell in love with racing. He completed his level 2 in Racehorse Care and Management at the British Racing School and has spent a year in a vibrant flat yard before joining us and taking on the roll of head lad with his knowledgable, pro-active fun nature. 

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.

KITTY PRICE - STABLE LASS

Kitty first got into horses when she was 14 and after school continued with her love of horses where she completed her level 3 in Horse Management at Walford College before going onto the Northern Racing College, completing level 1 in Racehorse Care and Management. This is her first job in racing and she is working towards her level 2. Her yard skills and enthusiasm in caring for the horses are impeccable and she has fitted in brilliantly to our energetic team. 

JO BAGLEY - STABLE LASS

Jo has worked in racing for several years now and has also ridden and trained her own point to pointer as well as completing a stint working in America. Jo is involved in all aspects of the yard as well as helping out with some of the travelling.

SASH SMALLMAN - PART TIME STABLE LASS / WORK RIDER

Sash grew up with her own ponies and attended all pony club activities and competitions. She initially started on the yard working weekends whilst studying for her A-Levels but has now progressed to become a regular part-time work rider alongside studying for a Business degree at Harper Adams University.

RYAN CORBETT - STABLE LAD

Ryan had previously worked mainly in point-to-point yards and then a brief spell in a flat racing yard before joining us in 2020. He is involved in all aspects of the yard.

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.

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.

BARRY PEARSON - WORK RIDER

Barry has worked in racing for more than 30 years and consequently brings a wealth of experience to the yard. He rides out 6 mornings a week.

Jay recently joined Alastair Ralph Racing for the 2021/2022 season as our conditional jockey. Jay was previously based with Bill Turner and is originally from Glastonbury in Somerset.

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.

Fleur joined the team in 2021 to assist on the administrative side of things. She had previously worked in a similar role in the racing industry for the last 12 years prior to having a short break when she had her daughter Lula in 2020. Fleur has her own horse to enjoy outside of work.

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 services.

VETERINARY / DENTISTRY / PHYSIO
PAULO GUASCO AND ASSOCIATES - www.guascoandassociates.com  
 
THREE COUNTIES EQUINE HOSPITAL – www.tceh.co.uk
 
MARK SANDERSON – SANDERSON EQUINE DENTISTRY - www.sandersonequinedentistry.co.uk 
 
EMMA DAINTY - CHARTERED EQUINE PHYSIOTHERAPIST
 
MARK WINDSOR – EQUINE CHIROPRACTOR - www.windsorequine.com
 
 



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