Steve Raymont

Steve started at Beckhampton in 1976 as an apprentice until 1980 and rode for the stable for many years. He is still head work rider at Beckhampton and knows every blade of grass.

His first Royal Ascot winner came on Peaceful in the Bessborough Handicap, before he rode Lord Rochford to win the Wokingham in 1979. He rode and looked after, Rainbow Quest. In 1985 he rode Rainbow Quest’s pacemaker August in all Rainbow Quest’s British races including the Coronation Cup, Eclipse, and King George VI. In recent years he has looked after Decorated Knight, Al Kazeem and Thistle Bird.

Ricky Evans

Ricky started at Paul Coles in the Generous years. Has been at Beckhampton since 2004 and Ricky served his apprenticeship with Captain Ryan Price , rode Corbiere, the 1983 Grand National winner when at Jenny Pitman’s and went on to look after and ride Zaizoom the Italian derby winner for Paul Cole. Ricky is head lad of the Top Yard for 11 ½ years and in recently looked after Quest for More and Atty Persse.

Dave Wells

Dave Wells has been here for 25 years. Whilst being head lad he has looked after Time Test, Avonbridge, Patavellian and Cityscape. He used to ride Trade Fair and Countermeasure.

Alan Knight

Alan has been travelling at Beckhampton for 22 years, having worked for Guy Harwood in the golden years. The best horse he has ridden is Dancing Brave and the best horse he has travelled is Al Kazeem.


Makram brings home the first win for 2020

February 14, 2020

Today Makram travelled to Lingfield to run in the ‘Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Novice Stakes’. Despite making a slow start he was held up near the rear to try and keep him relaxed, he soon made headway in the final furlong and took up the lead …

Makram looks to go one better at Lingfield after promising Kempton debut

February 14, 2020

Today we have Makram running at Lingfield in the ‘Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Novice Stakes’ for his owners M Al- Qatami & K M Al-Mudhaf. On the 4th of January he made his racecourse debut at Kempton in which despite running very green he …