MEET THE TEAM

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Rex joined us as a seven-pound claimer in summer 2018, and started the 2020/21 season with 58 winners.

He enjoyed Cheltenham Festival success in 2020 in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle, and also partnered Coquelicot to win the Listed Mares’ NHF Final for our sponsors.

Rex rode out his claim on Boxing Day, on Belle de Manech, and now rides as a professional jockey for the yard.

Ben is one of our conditional jockeys and has been with us since September 2019. He started off pony racing, then graduated to point to pointing, and has had 13 wins so far under rules. Ben has just signed a contract with our yard sponsor Geegeez.co.uk, and is still able to claim a valuable 5lbs at this point. He is a very promising rider and is a great character to have in the yard. Ben lives locally and is from a farming family that has been involved in racing for many generations.

Cameron joined us during the 20/21 season from David Evans.

He was born and bred in Wales andpreviously had a Category A Amateur Jockey Licence. He has just applied for his Conditional Licence, currently claiming 10lb and would like to be a successful Professional Jump jockey.

He lives very near to the yard and when Cameron isn’t riding horses, he is watching racing.

Joss is our Travelling Head Lad and joined us in 2018. He is married to Aimee, who he met here at Potwell. In their time off they enjoy going for long walks and making the most of the nearby beaches. Before working at Potwell he had been transporting dressage horses internationally. He is very organised, and very calm in a crisis. You will see a little more of Joss this season as he will be helping here at the yard with owners when they visit.

Lucy joined the team here at Potwell over nine years ago, to help with the accounts and the management of the office. She grew up in West Dorset and her family have been involved in horse racing for many years – they bred and own Sam Brown. Lucy and her husband, Jeremy, have shares in Ucanaver and Coquelicot, and Jeremy runs Wessex Racing ClubWhen she’s not at work you will find her gardening or out walking the dogs.

 Her email address is office@ajhoneyballracing.co.uk

Sophie first joined us in 2018, before leaving to have her second baby, then returning in 2019. She works in the office 4 days a week. She is from a farming, not a horseracing background (although her mother worked for Martin Pipe).
Sophie is married to Will – an Agricultural Contractor – lives in the local village, and has 2 lovely children, Ruby (whos favourite horse is Rubys Reward!) and Archie. 

Her email address is office2@ajhoneyballracing.co.uk

Ellese joined us from the British Racing School in 2019 having worked for us in her school holidays. She lives locally with her family and is a very happy, enthusiastic member of the team. 

Ellese works part time, in the yard, riding out and going racing.
When not at work she competes with her own horses, going eventing and showing.

Dawn helps out with all sorts around the yard these days, as well as looking after Anthony and Rachael’s children, Harry and Hattie.

She will also go racing occasionally.

Dawn has worked in racing for over 30 years, with David Elsworth, Richard Barber and Paul Nichols. She has 2 children – Ryan is Head Lad for James Fanshawe and Aimee is head of PR for a company in Plymouth.

Jamie has worked in racing for over 15 years, mainly for Godolphin in Newmarket, and is really enjoying being down here in the West Country. He works in the yard mucking out, tacking up, putting horses on and off the walker, feeding the horses and keeping the yard tidy. One of the engine room back boys.

When he’s not working Jamie is passionate about watching and playing cricket, and hopes to find a local team to play for once we get to the Spring

Chad joined us at the start of the 2021/22 season.

He is a great character to have in the yard and a valuable member of the team.

If pushed to choose, he’d say that Dreaming Blue is his favourite horse in the yard, he rides him everyday!

Caity joined us at the beginning of the 2020/21 season as a work rider. She lives locally and has been riding since she was a child.

When she’s not at work riding racehorses, she is at home riding her eventers or out walking her dogs.

Abbie was initially with us for the 2019/20 season on work experience and has since returned to us full time at the start of the 2021/22 season having completed a course with flying colours at the British racing school.

Shes always a smiley face on the yard and gets along with everyone so well.

Rebekah joined us full time at the start of the 2021/22 season whilst completing an apprenticeship course at the British racing school. She’s already lead up winners – including one of her favourites, Jepeck.

She lives in the local village and is a valuable member of the team.

Kayleigh joined us from the British Racing School in 2019.
She is quiet on the outside but very bubbly inside – enjoys being at the coast, swimming in the sea and loves pasta. Our grey and chestnut horses are her favourites, hence the photo with Don Lami, who she loved.

Sarah grew up in the hunting world and then travelled the USA and Europe as a groom. She returned to the UK to hunt and team chase, then got the racing bug. She worked for the Tizzard family in the days when Colin was a jockey, and went from there to Richard Barber for some amazing years. Sarah lives locally and has 2 children, Toby and Ruby. Sarah brings a huge amount of experience and knowledge to the yard.

Taylor joined us this season and has already been leading winners up at the racecourse.

She’s a lovely addition to the team, learning the ropes and will soon be completing a course at the British Racing School to further expand her knowledge.

Lizzy joined us last season and lives locally with her boyfriend Patrick.

She has years of experience working with racehorses.

When not riding out for us, you’ll probably find her with her own horses, walking her dogs or with her friends.

Sarah joined us last season and is riding out and working in the yard. She rode competition until she was 16, and then gave that up to have her 2 children, Connor and Ellese. She has spent years as groom to Ellese, who now works for us also.

Sarah is loving riding out racehorses, and really enjoys meeting new people. She is a great personality, and always smiling.