Assistant Trainer Chris rode over 20 winners and has been at Harper Lodge over 30 years. His vast experience of horses ensures the smooth running of the yard at all times. He’s a keen football and cricket fan and supports Arsenal. His favourite racecourse is Newmarket’s July course and his favourite racehorse is the 1986 Arc winner, Dancing Brave.
Travelling Head Lad for the last 32 years, Graham started at the yard in 1981 as an apprentice for Ken. He rode three winners including one of the stable’s favourites, Dawn’s Delight and his claim to fame was beating Willie Carson a head, so depriving him of 100 winners for the season. Hobbies include quizzes and darts, his favourite course is York and dual July Cup runner-up Tropics is his favourite horse.
Jean too has been at the yard over 30 years having joined in 1984. Formerly Head Girl, Jean now oversees all veterinary and staff welfare matters. Cheltenham is her favourite racecourse and she enjoys spending time with family, riding and eating out.
Vicki has been with the yard since school, so has been with Dean since he took out a licence in 2002. She combines yard and office duties and assists with entries and declarations.
Faye joined the stable earlier this year, so is one of the newer members of staff. Chelenham is her favourite racecourse while seven-times winner Nezar is her favourite racehorse. She enjoys theme parks, music, eating and sleeping!
One of the youngest and newest members of the team, having joined in May 2017, James’ favourite horse is multiple winner, Soaring Spirits and his favourite course is Kempton while he enjoys Xbox in his spare time.
A member of the team since 2008, Adrian is not only one of the best turned out lads at the racecourse but he’s always quietly talking to the horses as he leads up, keeping them calm and relaxed. Football and Plymouth Argyle are two of his passions, Haydock is his favourite course and Carnival Day his favourite horse.
Emily is one of the newest members of staff and she joined Harper Lodge Farm last year. Her favourite racecourse is Ascot and her favourite horse is the grey, Dors Toyboy. Her interests are horse riding and skiing.
Alex is a trainee stable lad who joined the team in January 2022. Market Rasen is his favourite racecourse while the American legendary champion, Seabiscuit is his favourite horse. Keen on all sports, he particularly enjoys tenpin bowling, table tennis and boxing.