McPherson Racing

MEET THE TEAM

 

Achieving success would be impossible without the dedication and skill of a first class team of people. The close-knit team that we have here at Martins Hill, led by Mick Finn, is of the very highest calibre. Never underestimate the amount of work that is put in by everyone at the yard in order to get your horse to the races happy, healthy and fit !

 

GRAEME MCPHERSON


After a period training pointers and training under permit, Graeme took out a full professional licence at the end of 2009. Since then he has enjoyed considerable success, predominantly over jumps but also on the flat.

MICK FINN


Mick joined the yard in 2008. In racing for longer than he cares to remember, what Mick doesn’t know getting horses fit and then keeping them happy and healthy probably isn’t worth knowing. Having started life as a jockey he has worked at the highest level in a number of different National Hunt and Flat yards during his career, and brings an added dimension to the yard. As our owners know, he is an invaluable part of the yard.

JODIE MOGFORD


A professional jockey for 17 years until he retired in 2012, Jodie has moved into the role of Assistant Trainer at McPherson Racing. His experience and expertise are fantastic assets for the team.

STEPH CAMERON


Steph joined us in the summer of 2009. Since then she has progressed to become Travelling Head Lass, and in 2016 she was appointed Head Lass. She is fantastic with the horses, and equally fantastic with the owners !

CHRISTY MEWS


Christy joined us at the start of the 2015/2016 season. Having previously held an apprentice licence, she rides well, and she is also starting to make a name for herself as a point to point trainer.

HANNAH LEWIS


Hannah joined us at the start of the 2015/2016 season, and brings a wealth of experience to the yard as one of the best lady amateurs around.

MHARI PICKERING


Mhari joined us in September 2015. She has experience of working in racing in England and France and rides extremely well.

JASON DAVEY

Jason joined us at the end of 2015. He rides well, and turns his hand to anything around the yard.

MAGDA LOCH


Magda joined us in the autumn of 2016 from a showjumping and eventing background. She works principally in the yard and has quickly made herself an important part of the team at Martins Hill.

MARK COUMBE


A former flat jockey with plenty of winners under his belt before injury forced a premature retirement, Mark regularly rides work for us, and is invaluable with the younger horses. He also takes horses racing, and is a firm favourite with the owners.

MIKE HENDERSON



Mike is our yard man. Without him, nothing would work and the yard would not look half as good as it does.

OUR JOCKEYS

KIELAN WOODS

Kielan was appointed stable jockey in July 2015, and wasted no time riding his first winner for us on WERENEARLYOUTOFIT. A young jockey with a big future, Kielan rides work and schools for us regularly, and as a result has a great knowledge of the horses when they go to the races.

DANNY HISKETT (5)


Danny joined us in the spring of 2017 as the yard conditional. As well as having already ridden over 20 winners, he has a wealth of experience riding work and schooling.

MR CONOR TAYLOR (7)


Conor joined us in the autumn of 2016, having just been granted his Amateur's Licence. He will combine riding in point to points with riding under Rules.

CHIROPRACTOR & PHYSIOTHERAPIST


EMMA PADFIELD



Emma is a McTiomeny Chiropractor who specialises in racehorses. Greatly in demand across the region, she is a regular at Martins Hill to keep the horses in top condition.

BLOODSTOCK AGENT


TOM MALONE



Following a successful career as a professional jockey, riding over 60 winners for the likes of Phillip Hobbs and Martin Pipe, Tom has forged a career as a successful bloodstock agent. He has already found us a number of winners, and somehow seems to be able to lay his hands on horses in Ireland representing excellent value for money to satisfy every budget.

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FARRIER



CHARLIE SANDS



As the adage ‘no foot, no horse’ makes plain, no yard can succeed without the help of a good farrier. All of our horses are shod by Charlie Sands and his team. Charlie keeps all our horses’ feet in top condition and will always make himself available to help out in a shoeing emergency.

VETERINARY SURGEON


TOM CAMPBELL BVSC MRCVS – BOURTON VALE EQUINE CLINIC



Tom qualified in 1998 at Massey University, New Zealand. He has worked exclusively in equine practices. He spent three and a half years working in a large equine practice in Sydney, Australia gaining a huge amount of experience. He joined Bourton Vale Equine Clinic in 2002 and is actively involved in every area of equine practice. He is a true all-round equine vet and will turn his hand to any task. A particular area of interest is lameness investigation as well as assisting with the clinic’s scintigraphy system and also turns his hand to surgery if required.

EQUINE DENTIST


JAMIE MARTIN



Jamie studied at Hartpury College before starting his equine career as a groom for well known Point-to-point and National Hunt trainer Dr. Philip Pritchard. In 2002 he began training as an equine dentist, initially with Toby Lee of Equine Dental Services in Somerset before spending time in North America with Dr Raymond Hyde. Jamie is the yard dentist,and is a key member of the team.

BREAKING and PRE-TRAINING


CHARLIE POSTE & FRAN NIMMO


We have an excellent relationship with Charlie & Fran and their team at Ettington. They have broken and pre-trained numerous youngsters for us, and the horses always return from them to the yard knowing their job and well-prepared for the task ahead.

 

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