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Martin recently retired from the position of Sales Director at Tattersalls. This has allowed him to take over as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The British Racing School. He is a council member of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and has shares in one brood mare and a number of racehorses.
Michael Caulfield is a sport psychologist and performance and training consultant. He works with elite athletes and coaches across a range of sports including golf, cricket, football and equestrian disciplines. He was formerly Chief Executive of The Jockeys Association of Great Britain Ltd from 1988 to 2003 and has been a Trustee of The British Racing School since 2005.
Lydia is a racing journalist and broadcaster, working for the Times and Racing UK. She has reported on the sport since 1996, starting at the Sporting Life before writing as racing correspondent for the Evening Standard for five years. She has also worked for the BBC, Channel 4 Racing, the Racing Post and the original Attheraces digital channel. She is a member of the British Horseracing Authority's Flat Racing Advisory Committee.
James is a vet who began his racing career as an Assistant Trainer to Mark Johnston. After three years in this job he then studied training methods in Dubai. James started training in his own right in November 1998 from a yard based at Wolverhampton Racecourse. In April 1999 he moved his operation to his current base in Lincolnshire.
Alan was born into farming and developed a passion for racing at an early age. He worked for David Nicholson as his Assistant for 15 years until he retired at which point Alan took out his own license. Alan has had great success at both his Condicote yard and Barbury Castle with winners such as Voy Por Ustedes, Katchit and My Way De Solzen.
Emma was determined to train racehorses from the age of 11 and on finishing school spent five and a half years working for Toby Balding, firstly as a racing secretary and then as an assistant trainer. She had a stint in America working for Claude McGaughey III before taking out her licence at her base in Hampshire in 1998.
John Maxse is a communications consultant with extensive experience of working in the horseracing industry. He joined the Jockey Club in 1993 and became Head of Public Relations in 1997 before being appointed Public Relations Director in 2001. During this period the Jockey Club was the regulatory authority for British racing. In 2005 the Jockey Club passed on its regulatory role and John became Director of Communications on behalf of the Jockey Club's various commercial interests. In 2009 John left the Jockey Club and joined the sports communications consultancy Pitch. He now operates as a consultant pursuing his own projects, as well as continuing to provide a service to clients of Pitch. John has over 20 years race riding experience as an amateur and in point to points. He is also trustee of Racing Welfare.
Although he has no family background in racing, Grant has been involved in racing all his working life. He counts himself very lucky to be able to work at what he enjoys most in life. After leaving university he worked as a racing journalist for a variety of racing magazines and daily newspapers. Following this he was the Chief Executive of the National Trainers Federation for 7 years before moving to the British Horseracing Board (forerunner of the BHA) as Assistant Racing Director. Four years ago he was asked to join the management team at Weatherbys where he heads up the Business Development team. He also represents Weatherbys on the British Bloodstock Marketing Group.
John Ferguson has been one of the principal advisors to Sheikh Mohammed for the past 25years, and a man who helps to choose, buy and place the Sheikh's horses; he has been a key player in the largest Flat racing and bloodstock operation ever seen. He has also recently taken out a Permit to Train his own NH horses.