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Ruth Jefferson
Ruth Jefferson

Assistant Trainer
Joined Newstead: 1993

Ruth was brought up at Newstead Stables and knows nothing else! She completed her NVQ Levels 1, 2 and 3 at the British Racing School and holds a Class C driving license in addition to all the qualifications required to travel the horses in the four-stall horsebox. Ruth is in charge when Malcolm is away!

Dominic Crolla
Dominic Crolla

Head Lad
Joined Newstead: 2000

Dominic joined us from the British Racing School after completing his NVQ level 1 and 2. He was promoted to Head Lad in 2012. Based on the premises, he is available 24/7, he is in charge of the day to day running of the yard including feeding, assisting the vets and organising the staff.

Tina Pearson
Tina Pearson

Assistant Head Girl
Joined Newstead: 2000

Tina attended Bishop Burton College and completed her NVQ Levels 1 and 2 before joining Newstead. Prior to that she worked at Langton Riding School. She is an invaluable member of the team and we would be lost without her!

Lee Gibson
Lee Gibson

Groom
Joined Newstead: 2002

Lee attended the Northern Racing College in 1999 and joined the team in 2002 following three years with James Hetherton. He completed his NVQ Levels 1 and 2 and although left for a short period to work out side of racing he has been with us full time since November 2009.

Ben Stephens

Groom
Joined Newstead: 2015

Ben had a short spell with us in 2013. We were delighted when he returned to us in 2015. He rides as an Amateur under both codes and passed his HGV driving test. Ben is a gifted horseman, particularly good with young difficult horses. His talent and patience with the likes of Cloudy Dream and Storm Forecast has been rewarded by their performances on the racetrack this season.

Kyle James
Kyle James

Groom
Joined Newstead: 2016

Kyle has a lot of experience having worked for us a few years ago and he had ridden winners under rules as a conditional. Having retired from race riding he spent some time in a pre-training and breaking yard before joining us again this year.

Alex Fielding

Groom
Joined Newstead: 2016

Born locally, Alex has ridden from a young age doing pony club, hunting and a little pony racing. He also rides his own Point To Pointers.

Hannah Welford

Groom
Joined Newstead: 2016

Hannah joined us fresh from the Northern Racing College having completed the 12 week course. Hannah has a background in horses having ridden ponies from a young age and show jumped regularly.

Nikki Curwen
Nikki Curwen

Yard Person
Joined Newstead: 2013

Nikki worked for Aviva Insurance for a number of years and prior to joining Newstead gained some valuable experience with horses at New Beginnings, a racehorse rehoming centre situated not far out of Malton. Nikki does the yards every day, goes racing and helps at evening stables during the busier times of year. She is worth her weight in gold!

Jay Kozaczek

Groom
Joined Newstead: 2017

Jay joined us from the Northern Racing College just after Christmas after completing the 12 week course. He has ridden from a young age and has competed in mounted games for a number of years.

Elaine Harris

Groom
Joined Newstead: 2017

Elaine joined us after completing her 12 week course at the Northern Racing College and a six week placement at Scott Dixon’s yard near to her home in Doncaster.

Noel Scaling

Secretary
Joined Newstead: 2000

Noel has an abundance of experience from 17 years spent working in numerous offices prior to becoming self-employed in 1998. His first secretarial job in horseracing was for the late Jimmy Fitzgerald. He has several bookkeeping jobs for local trainers including Wendy Hoggards, White Rose Saddlery. Noel was also secretary for the Malton Racing Association.

Steve Johnson

Work Rider
Joined Newstead: 1995

Steve was our head lad from November 1995 to April 2003 before leaving to pursue other jobs outside of racing. He now works as a stalls handler during the Flat Turf season and rides out for us during the winter.

Kieran Rundell

Amateur Rider
Joined Newstead: 2017

We first met Kieran in 2015 when he stayed with us for two weeks work experience during his school holidays. Kieran spent two years attending the 14-16 years old Work Related Training Course at the Northern Racing College alongside pony racing. Further work experience at Richard Hannon and Alan Kings during this time was invaluable to him before he joined the Andrew Balding’s Kingsclare Acadamy. He has joined us with the ambition of getting his Amateur License and will mix flat and jumps.

Brian Hughes
Brian Hughes

Stable Jockey
Joined Newstead: 2012

Brian joined us as first jockey ahead of the 2012/13 National Hunt season. He comes in at least twice a week to ride out and school and it is definitely beneficial to have a jockey who knows the horses. His feedback on a morning is as valuable as that in the afternoons. Focused and dedicated, he finished second in the Jump Jockeys Championship last season (2016/17) riding an impressive 144 winners.

Jamie Hamilton
Jamie Hamilton

Conditional Jockey
Joined Newstead: 2015

Jamie moved back up North in April 2015 following a couple of seasons with Venetia Williams and has been coming in once or twice a week, to ride out and school, since September. A talented young rider, Jamie was a regular on the pony racing circuit prior to leaving school and had a successful career riding in Point-to-Points and as an amateur, under both codes, followed before turning professional in 2013.

Aiden Blakemore

Conditional Jockey
Joined Newstead: 2017

Aiden has just joined us this season from Shaun Harris. He has ridden winners on the flat and over hurdles and hopes to put his experience to good use for us this season. Naturally lightweight he will not have any problems claiming of either top or bottom weight.