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Training Staff

Here at Michael & David Easterby Racing we are extremely proud of our staff. Training racehorses is all about team work and every member of the team has a vital role in getting the racehorses to the racecourse.

We have vast amounts of experience amongst our staff, from the administration through to our stable staff and work riders. We also employ specialist staff to train the younger horses. Of course we have access to top class vets, farriers and all the other roles vital to keep our horses happy and healthy so that they can perform at their peak on the racecourse.

Our staff are listed below and you can click the names to find out more. There is also a staff photo library so you can find pictures of each team member.
Use the menu to find pictures of our staff:


Mick has trained racehorses for over 60 years and has sent out over 2,500 winners.



David holds a joint training licence with his father, Michael.



Joanna rides as a professional jockey, having gained her licence in November 2020.

Head lad

Mark is our Head Lad and looks after the bottom yard and keeps things running smoothly.


Billy rides as a professional jockey and holds a dual purpose licence.

Head lass

Dilys keeps the Sheepclose yard in order. She has worked here for many years, having joined in the late 1970s.

Apprentice Jockey

Lewis joined the stable in 2022 and rides as an apprentice jockey.

Travelling Head Girl

Katie is well known for making long trips and she is no stranger to clocking up the miles with the horsebox.

PTP Trainer & Syndicate Manager

Steph is a successful Point-to-Point Trainer and runs the Syndicates.

Pupil Assistant Trainer

Emma looks after the two-year-olds and also works in the office.

Racing Secretary

Wendy has worked here for over 25 years and is responsible for the administration, the entries and the finances.



Matt is our vet, and provides a fantastic service looking after the health needs of our horses on behalf of Minster Equine.

Work rider

Jane has been here for many years now riding work and taking care of the horses.

Amateur Jockey and Work Rider

Serena is one of the country's top lady amateur riders and rides out most mornings.

Work rider

Sarah works at the Sheep Close yard and can often be seen leading up our runners at the racecourse.

Work rider

Eleanor joined us in 2023 as a work rider. She also leads up the horses at the racecourse.

Amateur Jockey and Work Rider

Philip joined us in February 2019 as a work rider. He also rides as an amateur on the flat and as a Point-to-Point jockey.

Work rider

Gypsy joined us in 2023. She looks after the horses and also takes the horses racing.

Work rider

Sara rides out every morning and also takes the horses racing.

Work rider

Beth joined in March 2023 as a work rider and rides out in a morning. She also takes the horses racing.

Work rider

Olivia joined us in June 2023 and is at the start of her career in racing.

Work rider

Aleesha joined us in 2023 as a work rider. She formerly worked on a livery yard but now rides out our racehorses on the gallops.

Work rider

Parthena rides out morning and also leads up the horses at the racecourse.

Racing Secretary

Sarah joined us in summer 2019 as part time racing secretary.

Yard staff

Michael has years of experience, having worked in racing for over 35 years.

Stable hand (Saturdays)

Alex attended the Open Day in September and fancied working at the yard, so she gave us a call and now comes in on Saturdays!


Often to be seen around the yard, main job: shoeing the horses.

Future jockey

Albert helps with some of the jobs around the yard including feeding the horses.

Yard man

Spider started here 1972 as a work rider but now keeps his feet firmly on the ground.


A collection of ex-battery hens who provide a number of services including cleaning up spilt grain and producing wonderful eggs.

Pest control

A black and white farm cat who has captured everyone's hearts with his antics.

Pest Control and Security

Patsy is a black Patterdale. She keeps the rat and mouse population down in the yard!

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