• Michael Phillips
    Michael Phillips Assistant

    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 Saunders
    Joline Saunders PA/RACING SECRETARY

    Jo has worked for Phillips Racing since 2001. An integral part of Adlestrop Stables,  Jo runs everything in the office and is a firm favourite with all our owners.  After being short-listed on several occasions, Jo was the well-deserved winner of the ‘Dedication’ Award at the industry’s annual ‘Stud and Stable Staff Awards’ in 2021.

  • Barry Denvir
    Barry Denvir Assistant Trainer

    Barry is an experienced horseman who joined the team as assistant trainer in October 2022.

    Born in Downpatrick, he came to England as soon as he could leave school to work in racing and has a wealth of experience in flat and jumping yards, including spending time in Australia as a track rider.  He has also ridden a number of point-to-point winners in the past.

    In his spare time, Barry enjoys playing football and going metal detecting.

  • Vicki Boyle-Atkins
    Vicki Boyle-Atkins Racing Groom

    Vicki joined the team in August 2022 and has ridden all of her life.  She is a qualifed riding teacher to grass roots level and she particularly enjoys teaching – whether it be people or educating young horses.  As well as being an excellent rider, Vicki also clips all our horses.

    In 2024, Vicki’s wonderful attributes were recognised when she reached the final in the ‘Rider/Groom’ category in the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards.

    In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog Lucy followed by a social drink in the pub.

  • Dawn Bridgewater
    Dawn Bridgewater Racing Groom

    Dawn has ridden since a young age and has experience in eventing as well working with thoroughbreds.  She works mornings for us and does an excellent job doing flat work as well as riding work on the gallops.

    In her spare time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her daughter Iris who has her own pony and loves to compete in small shows.

  • Leah Brundle
    Leah Brundle Racing Groom

    Leah joined the team in November 2023 and is working towards her Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship through the British Racing School.

    Leah grew up on a farm locally and has ridden all of her life but particularly enjoys the speed involved with riding racehorses.

    In her spare time she enjoys motocross racing.

  • Zara Cox
    Zara Cox Racing Groom

    Zara is an accomplished rider who joined us in November 2023.  Having grown up doing pony club activities including mounted games, she also gained experience showjumping before joining the racing industry.

    She is currently working towards her Level 3 Apprenticeship through Haddon Training.  Her spare time is all about horses!

  • Amber Jackson-Fennell
    Amber Jackson-Fennell Work Rider / Amateur Jockey

    Amber is a very experienced, talented rider who holds a point-to-point and Cat B amateur licence.  She was ‘champion female novice rider’ and runner up in the ladies title in the 2022/23 point-to-point season.

    Amber rides out and schools horses for us on a regular basis and she also trains her own point-to-pointers.

  • Edward Mitchell
    Edward Mitchell Racing Groom / Amateur Jockey

    Ed joined the team in December 2022 having completed the foundation course and also obtaining his amateur licence at the British Racing School in the previous September.

    He is now working towards his Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship and is an accomplished rider, having ridden for many years including in pony races.





  • Maggie Turner
    Maggie Turner Physiotherapist

    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.

  • Tom Campbell
    Tom Campbell Vet

    Our yard vet is Tom Campbell who is a hugely experienced and practical racing vet.  He is based in the next village and is always on hand when needed.


  • James Pilcher
    James Pilcher Farrier

    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!

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