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.

  • Joline Saunders
    Joline Saunders PA/RACING SECRETARY

    Jo has worked for Phillips Racing since 2001. An integral part of Adlestrop Stables,  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.  She was then short listed in 2005, 2006, 2019 before winning the ‘Dedication’ Award in 2021.  In her spare time, Jo is also a hypnotherapist and practices from a clinic in Moreton-in-Marsh.

  • Danny Hiskett
    Danny Hiskett Jockey

    Danny is a claiming jockey who started at Adlestrop in 2013. Danny is an excellent rider who works at Adlestrop full-time and it’s great to have him on hand to ride work and school the horses on a daily basis.  Danny claims three pounds which is invaluable on the racecourse too.  Danny never has any spare time as he is always doing something! Whether it be gardening, mowing, fixing things, creating things – he always keeps himself busy.

  • Hannah Faber
    Hannah Faber

    Hannah joined Team Adlestrop in July 2021.  She was born into a racing family and has been involved with thoroughbreds her whole life.  She has spent a few years gaining valuable experience at thoroughbred studs, dealing with mares and foals and prepping yearlings, before spending 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 and cooking.

  • Faisal
    Faisal Racing Groom

    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 most recently reached the Final in 2021 Awards – a wonderful achievement.  He is very popular with our owners as he is always chatty and smiley. In his spare time Faisal spends time with his wife and two sons and is also a keen cricketer.

  • 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.


  • Willow Jobson
    Willow Jobson Racing Groom

    Willow joined the team in October 2020.  She is an excellent rider, having ridden all of her life and competed her own horses showjumping.  She has worked in racing for four years after attending the British Racing School in Newmarket and is an important and valued member of our team.

  • Natasha Meredith
    Natasha Meredith Racing Groom

    Tash, who is married to former jump jockey Dylan Meredith – works mornings for us.  She has many years experience in racing having worked for Robin Dickin and also worked in the USA for a while.  She had a few years off while busy being a mum but is now back and working at Adlestrop.  She took on Beautiful People from us when she retired from racing and her spare time is spent with her family and 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.

  • Tom Campbell
    Tom Campbell Vet

    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.

  • 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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