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.


One runner to Lingfield and one to Kempton

December 4, 2019

Today we have two runners with one travelling to Lingfield and the other to Kempton. Our first runner today is Tacitly at Lingfield in the ‘Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes’. She put in a promising run on debut to finish 4th …

It’s A Given wins cosily on debut

November 30, 2019

It’s A Given made her debut on Thursday evening at Chelmsford in the ‘Bet toteplacepot At Novice Stakes’. Despite running greenly, she took up the lead in the final furlong to win by ½ a length under Jason Watson. That is the fifth Prince …