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Tessa Greatrex

Tessa is very hands on in the yard and rides out 3 lots every morning.  She works for Highflyer Bloodstock as a bloodstock agent and has already achieved an outstanding winners to purchases record buying numerous winners including R de Rien Sivola, Jaunty Flight and Barwell Bridge. In the 2011-12 Season, she was also responsible for the highclass Grade 1 novice hurdler Magnifique Etoile, who was a £15,000 purchase from Doncaster Sales for trainer Charlie Longsdon, as well as the £50,000 DBS Sales bumper winner Up To Something, another £15,000 store purchase for the same trainer. Also in 2012 she is responsible for the impressive Imperial Cup winner Paintball for owner Alan Halsall, andthe leading 4yo bumper filly Umadachar who is trained at Uplands for owner Tracy Brown.  Other excellent purchases include Mischievous Milly, Loose Chips and of course, the very exciting, Puffin Billy (O Sherwood).

Tessa was a leading lady point-to-point rider in Cheshire and previously worked for Nicky Henderson.

As well as being very involved in the day to day running in the yard and attending the races,  there are two daughters to look after - Evie arrived in the late summer of 2010 with their second daughter Nell being born in April 2012.

Please feel free to contact Tessa if you would like to discuss upcoming sales or if you require any bloodstock advice.  07976 75115


Head Lad

Graham Baines
Graham has been with me since day one. He has previously worked for Bob Buckler, Oliver Sherwood, Michael Dickenson in America and was with Brendan Powell for 7 years as Head Lad. He is hard working, thoughtful, conscientious with a great temperament and very knowledgeable. He is an integral part of the team and irreplaceable.
photo supplied by Toby Connors

Travelling Head Lad

Guy Anstey
Born in Devon, Guy rode ponies from an early age.  Abandoned a Farriers Apprenticeship to start work from Josh Gifford and then on to Jenny Pitmans and became history's worst jump jockey, but learnt a lot.  Spent 9 years as Travelling Head Lad to Brian Meehan as well as 7 years with Barry Hills and is very happy to be back with jumpers.



Conditional Jockey

Gavin Sheehan
Gavin was champion pony race rider in Ireland.  He had a successful period with Charlie Mann as Conditional Jockey. He is a great horseman with a natural talent and an asset to the team. 

Racing Secretary

Oriana-Jane Young
Jane has previously worked for Brendan Powell, Charlie Mann and more recently was Racing Secretary to John Hills.  She is forward thinking and very organised and also comes in to ride first lot every morning.  She is great with my owners and keeps things running smoothly.



Stable Lad

Joe Curtis
Joe joined us this season having worked at a pre-training yard and therefore has valuable experience with young horses. He is incredibly keen and already a valuable member of the team and never without a smile.

Stable Lad

Adam Curtis
Adam completed the 9 week Foundation Course at The British Racing School and joined us in November 2012.  He has been riding since a very young age and has previously worked for Eve Johnson-Houghton and Henrietta Knight.


Conditional Jockey

Will Featherstone
Will joined us this season and is already a key player.  Although his Mother trained horses, he only started to ride at 13 years.  He started work for Jonjo O'Neill at 17 years and then a stint at Tom Georges before arriving with us.  He is fitness mad and when not at work, you will find him at the gym.  He has recently turned Conditional and rode a great race for me to get his first winner for the yard on Oscar Prairie to win at Towcester .


Stable Lass

Stacie Bromley

Stacie has been riding from a very young age and riding racehorses from the age of 12.  She has had a few rides in point to points and previously worked for Ben Pollock and more recently in a pre-training yard working with young stock.  She is enthusiastic and always has a smile. 



Work Rider

Ian Yeates
Ian was pupil assistant to Noel Chance when Looks Like Trouble won the Gold Cup. He rides out here and works on the stalls in the summer. He is very knowledgeable and a good rider – a valuable asset.

Work Rider

Olly Kozak
Olly has previous experience working for Jim Old, David Gandolfo and Oliver Sherwood. He also works on the stalls and rides out for me through the season. Very knowledgeable and a good rider – a valuable asset.



Noel Fehily & Gavin Sheehan 
Noel comes to school every Friday.  Both he and Gavin have a lot of experience and can tell you a lot about the horses.