A previous editor of Raceform and Racing & Football Outlook, Michael’s experience ensures our horses are placed to best effect. Michael and Richard have worked together since the company was set up. Michael feeds the horses daily as well as being responsible for analysing the heart-monitor data among many other duties.
Joline SaundersPA/RACING SECRETARY
Jo has worked for Phillips Racing since 2001. An integral part of Adlestrop Stables, she works tirelessly to ensure the administrative side of the yard runs smoothly. Jo ensures that ownership at Richard Phillips racing is as effortless as possible and is a firm favourite with all our owners. In 2007 Jo was runner up in the industry’s Stable Staff of the Year Awards in the Special Merit category and short listed in 2005 and 2006. In her spare time, Jo is also a hypnotherapist and practices from a clinic in Moreton-in-Marsh.
An integral part of the team, Paddy Power winning jockey ‘Pops’ regularly rides out and schools horses at home to ensure they are experienced enough and ready to go to the racecourse.
Danny is claiming jockey who started at Adlestrop in 2013. Danny is an excellent rider who comes in regularly to ride and school many of our horses. Danny claims five pounds which is invaluable on the racecourse.
Gulab SinghRacing Groom
Gulab has been at Adlestrop for seven years. Six foot and long legged – he is an extremely talented, quiet rider with a wonderful temperament. He is a gifted horseman who takes great pride in his work and loves his horses. In his spare time, Gulab is also an excellent cook of Indian food.
Alice DaffurnWork Rider
Alice rides out for us most days and is an excellent rider who is very experienced in equestrian disciplines. She is also great fun to have on the yard and always creating a laugh or two.
Faisal has worked at Adlestrop since 2007. He has developed into a very talented work rider and is an excellent judge of pace. He was short listed for the Stable Staff of the Year Awards in 2012 and is very popular with our owners as he is always chatty and smiley. In his spare time Faisal is a keen cricketer.
Stephen DaviesYard Man
Steve brings a wealth of experience to Adlestrop having worked not only in racing but also in show jumping and many other equine disciplines. He is responsible for keeping the yard tidy, as well as clipping, mane pulling and breaking in the young stock.
Jagat SinghRacing Groom
Jagat joined us at Adlestrop in June 2016 having previously worked for Tom Dascombe for many years. Jagat, affectionately known as ‘Yoghurt’, is an excellent rider and is particularly good at settling horses on the gallops.
Luke WatsonRacing Groom
Luke joined the team at Adlestrop Stables in August 2017. Having previously been a conditional jockey for Paul Webber and Alex Hales, Luke brings nine years of experience of racing. An excellent rider and a good communicator – Luke has fitted in well to our friendly team and is looking to strengthen his horse management skills.
David ReganEquine Dentist
A highly sought after horse dentist, Dave visits the yard regularly to ensure the horses teeth are in good order.
Maggie is a highly sought after equine physiotherapist and visits the yard on a regular basis to treat the horses.
Vastly experienced having worked for some of racing’s top trainers over many decades, Maggie is an important part of our team.
Our yard vet Tom Campbell is based at Bourton Vale Equine Clinic. The hospital is situated close by and it’s premier facilities can provide for every eventuality. Tom is a hugely experienced and practical vet and is also responsible for the veterinary care at Newbury racecourse.
Jim is our yard farrier, having joined the team at Adlestrop Stables in the summer of 2008. Jim visits Adlestrop Stables daily and is a valuable asset to the yard. He has been trained to the highest standard and is both highly qualified and experienced with expertise in corrective shoeing. Jim is also very skilled at making household items out of horseshoes such as wine racks!