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 …

Adrian Stewart a big winner in Godolphin Awards

ADRIAN STEWART, who had never come into contact with horses before he attended a foundation training course at the Northern Racing College near Doncaster, has been named the winner of the David Nicholson Newcomer Award in the prestigious Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards. After impressing a judging panel on Monday morning, Adrian received his trophy from racehorse stable owner …

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 …