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Staff Profile – Lauren Thompson

What is your position at Down Farm? Racing Secretary How long have you worked here? 10 years What made you start a career in racing? My parents used to take my brother Craig and I racing all the time growing up. Both of us ended up working in the industry, Craig was a...

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Staff Profile – Matthew Carter (Foxy)

What is your position at Down Farm? Work Rider  How long have you worked here? 3 monthsWhat made you start a career in racing? My grandad used to love racing and take me to Stratford and Worcester when I was young.  Favourite horse in the yard and why? Another...

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Staff Profile – Sherrie-Anne Derrick (Gonk)

What is your position at Down Farm? Work Rider  How long have you worked here? 12 years with a couple of AWOL moments in betweenWhat made you start a career in racing? Going to Paul Nicholls for work experience whilst I was at secondary school Favourite horse in the...

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Staff Profile – James Wailes

What is your position at Down Farm? Work Rider/Comedian How long have you worked here? 18 months           What made you start a career in racing? I didn't try hard enough at school  Favourite horse in the yard and why? Big Bresil (AKA Big Sexy) no explanation...

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Staff Profiles – Adrian O’Shea

What is your position at Down Farm? Gallops/Maintenance  How long have you worked here? 3 years            What made you start a career in racing? My brother John is a trainer  Favourite horse in the yard and why? Manofthemoment, he’s very chilled out like...

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