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.


Today we have 3 runners at Newbury and Qarasu heads to Newmarket

July 20, 2019

Withhold returns to the track off a 269 day lay off in a fair race. The rain is not really what he wants as it will end up being heavy at Newbury, and he is very effective on quick ground, but he seems in great form and there are very few other races t …

Escape Proof heads to Wolverhampton to make her racecourse debut

July 17, 2019

Today we have one runner at Wolverhampton. Owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah, Escape Proof makes her racecourse debut in the ‘See Madness Live – 30th August Median Auction Maiden Stakes’. She is half sister to Tested who was trained by Dermot Weld and wa …