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 the newly formed 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

Lisa (sister of Gemma) joined us in 2016 and has contributed massively to the increasing success of Anthony Honeyball Racing over the last few seasons. In her spare time she enjoys walks with her dogs, baking and riding her own horse. She doesn’t like to say that she has a favourite horse, but we know that Gustavian and Sam Brown get extra Polos.

Dawn helps out with all sorts around the yard these days as well as looking after Anthony and Rachael with Harry and Hattie. She will also go racing when needed .
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.

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.

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.

Gemma (sister of Lisa) has been with us since 2018, having worked with racehorses for over 15 years. 

She is a very experienced work rider and can ride any horse in the yard. Gemma has just got married to local farmer Martyn.

When she is not at work, she competes her own horses in eventing.

Aimee has been with us since 2018 and is based in the yard. She is married to Joss (our travelling head lad) and they have 2 children together. Aimee also has 2 daughters and the family live locally.

Aimee loves dog walks around the coast and countryside, and baking.

 Her favourite horse on the yard is Fanfaron Dino.

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.

Orla joined us in 2020 as a full-time member of the team, having done her training at the British Racing School. She is originally from Northern Ireland. Orla left school at 16, working for Marks and Spencer for 5 years before a career change. She is very chatty and enjoys responsibility. Her dream has always been to work in the horse racing industry.

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.

Ali works in the yard and rides out, he is a vital cog in the machine! He is very knowledgeable and has years of valuable experience with racehorses. 

He will also go racing when needed. 

Ali has lived in Somerset for the last 5 years, with his wife and 2 children

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

Holly lives locally and is a constantly cheerful presence in the yard. She joined us last season, and her favourite horse is Wagner (“sweet and laid back”). 

When not at work Holly loves socialising with friends, and her boyfriend, Jamie , is a data engineer. They’ve had a beautiful baby girl together this year.

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.

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.

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

Lizzy joined us last season and lives locally

Gemma joined us at the start of the 2021/22 season. Gemma’s boyfriend just happens to be our very own Rex and they live in Somerset together.

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

She has plenty of valuable experience riding racehorses over the years and was previously travelling head lass for Harry Fry.

When not at work you will find Megan showjumping  with her own horse.

Her favourite horse in the yard is Captain Claude.

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