Catching up with Jack Cross

Jack Cross is currently working at Brian Ellison’s yard as a stable hand. He is doing his Level 2 Apprenticeship in Racehorse Care. We first meet Jack as he is coming in from riding a lot out on the Gallops. Fresh faced and smiling, he walks his horse to the barn to be showered off and chats to us while …

Gemma Hogg Branches Out

Northern Racing College graduate Gemma Hogg, who is assistant to North Yorkshire trainer Mickey Hammond, has added another string to her bow – as a writer. Her autobiography, Stable Lass, is due to be published on 5 April. Described by journalist and TV pundit Brough Scott as “vividly funny, shockingly frank, deeply passionate and movingly sensitive,” Stable Lass traces Gemma’s …

Jamie Parkes Racing Post article

Parkes enjoys ‘best feeling’ on first ride after swapping football for racing. He didn’t manage to score on his debut, but Jamie Parkes – the former Notts County academy player deemed too small for football – was still all smiles after his first ride at Wolverhampton on Wednesday. Parkes, who is based with Martyn Meade and will follow the Newmarket …