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.

John Da Costa
TRAVELLING HEAD LAD

John has been travelling at Beckhampton since 2004. He looked after Kind (dam of Frankel) and Trade Fair. Enjoyed sitting on Al Kazeem, Cityscape and Patavellian. Has travelled four Group 1 winners in four different countries.

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

Two great efforts from Eynhallow and Gavota to be second at Newmarket

October 14, 2017

Two great efforts from Eynhallow and Gavota to be second at Newmarket Gavota ran another best effort to be second, beaten a neck by a filly that came into it on her blind side. She had a ding dong battle with the O’Brien pair up the middle and saw them …

It has been a tremendous week with 5 winners from the last 6 runners

October 13, 2017

It has been a tremendous week with 5 winners from the last 6 runners   The relentless Cribbs Causeway improved her record further at Newmarket last Saturday with a dominant performance to win the valuable the EBF Breeders ‘Fillies’ series handicap. Hav …

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