Steve Raymont
HEAD LAD

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
HEAD LAD

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
HEAD LAD

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
TRAVELLING HEAD LAD

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.

BECKHAMPTON NEWS

Hoping for more success

July 14, 2018

After Herculean it was Magellan’s turn to get a win on the board on Wednesday with a taking win at Kempton. Headed two out he thought back resiliently to get his head back in front in the final furlong, before he stretched clear. His owners have been v …

The horses continue in fine form

July 11, 2018

Blakeney Point and Atty Persse both ran big races in the Old Newton Cup on Saturday. Blakeney Point had a horrible draw and had to sit last, before he flew home, finishing the best of them all to be 5th. There is a big one in him very soon. Atty made a …

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