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 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 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.
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.