Meet our 'Lycetts Team Champions Award 2021' winners!

  • 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.

  • 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 twenty years ago 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 thirty-six point-to-point winners during his career.

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

  • 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 winner of the ‘Dedication’ Award at the industry’s annual ‘Stud and Stable Staff Awards’ in 2021. In her spare time, Jo is also a hypnotherapist and practices from a clinic in Moreton-in-Marsh.

  • 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.

    She has worked in racing for four years and is valuable asset to our team.  In her spare time she enjoys walking her two dogs, Lucy Dog and Belle followed by a social drink in the pub.


  • Hannah Faber
    Hannah Faber Racing Groom

    Hannah joined Team Adlestrop in July 2021.  She was born into a racing family and has been involved with thoroughbreds her whole life.  She spent a few years gaining valuable experience at thoroughbred studs, dealing with mares, foals and prepping yearlings.  She then spent the 2020/21 season working for Henry de Bromhead doing flat work on many of his string during his ‘golden season’.  She has joined us at Adlestrop Stables to gain experience working in a smaller yard and will be doing mainly of flat work on the horses as well as helping Jo in the office and running events.  In her spare time she loves swimming, cooking and being with her beloved fox red lab – Goose.

  • Ellie Gibbs-Hawkins
    Ellie Gibbs-Hawkins Racing Groom

    Ellie joined us in January 2022.  From Bournemouth and daughter of a jockey, she has ridden from a young age and has experience in many equine disciplines including polo, dressage, breakers, team chasing and racing.

    She particular enjoys doing flat work and just loves being around horses and her beloved rescue dog Kiki.


  • 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 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.





  • Delphi Parkinson
    Delphi Parkinson Work Rider

    Delphi works mornings for us and is an experienced rider having ridden all of her life.

    As well as experience in racing, she has also worked with dressage horses, evented and successfully backed and produced many young horses.


  • 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.

  • 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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