Job opportunities

We have a couple of full time job opportunities to join our small but successful team in Newmarket.

We are looking for a Pupil Assistant with a view to being promoted to Assistant Trainer. The successful candidate for this role should have leadership skills, be hard-working, enthusiastic and keen to progress within the industry. We are looking for an honest, reliable and trustworthy individual with sufficient experience to be able to take responsibility for overseeing the yard when needed. Must be a good rider and experienced in riding flat racehorses, ideally able to ride fast work.

We are also looking for an experienced full time groom/rider. The successful candidate must be a good rider and have significant experience riding flat racehorses. They should be hard-working, reliable and enthusiastic. 

Duties will include general stable duties, riding out and accompanying assigned horses to the races. Competitive wage in line with age and experience, pension contributions, extra afternoon off every other week.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply giving details of past experience or call the office on 01638 661508. Further information about us can be found at

Thanks Bob!

We heard yesterday that one of our lovely owners made a generous donation to Racing Welfare. All of us who work in the industry recognise the fantastic work they do in supporting racing staff. As a charity they rely heavily on donations like this, so thank you Bob Goodes for your  generosity.



Happy Retirement Steve

All good things come to an end and we are sorry to say that our Head Lad of 8 years, Steve Lodge, who originally worked for Rae back in 1998 under the legendary John Wilsoncroft has decided to retire and move to Diss with his partner Megan. Our heartfelt thanks to Steve for all his hard work over the years and we wish him a long and happy retirement.



Farewell Charlie

A service of Thanksgiving was held for Charlie Guest yesterday at All Saints Church in Newmarket. It was attended by close members of the family who felt it was a good send-off under the current circumstances.

We look forward to organising a Memorial Race in the summer when everyone who would like to can attend and celebrate Charlie’s life in a fitting manner.


Charlie Guest RIP

Rae’s father Charlie died last week peacefully in his sleep aged 92.  Charlie had a long life, well lived and he always had a smile on his face.  He was a jump jockey and then a trainer in Belgium and Holland where he won the Triple Crown on a horse ridden by Rae.   Like Rae, he trained a Listed winner for our own Derek Willis!  Charlie was notoriously eccentric, often turning up on an electric bike or absent mindedly leaving his mobility scooter outside the Pantry in Newmarket where everyone loved him.  Racing and family were his whole life and he was incredibly proud of the racing successes of his children and extended family.  His children Rae, Rita, Jane, Sally, Joanne and Richard are sad to lose him but enjoy remembering him and everyone has a story of his antics.  When crowds are allowed back on the racecourse the family plan to celebrate his life.

Rather than sending flowers, please make a donation in Charlie's memory to Racing Welfare.