HOW DID YOU GET INTO RACING?
I grew up on a farm with both parents interested in racing, having hunt and point to point horses of their own. I had a Shetland pony that I loved to go fast on, even with little control.
So after my GCSEs, instead of taking A-levels , I decided to go to The British Racing School.
WHAT TRAINING HAVE YOU DONE?
I began my training in racing with the nine week foundation course in 2008, completing my NVQ 2 with Mr Cumani in Newmarket along with my NVQ 3 in 2010 and holding my apprentice jockey license in 2011/2013. In this time I also attended the bookkeeping course and the Trainers module 1 course in 2015.
DO YOU HAVE A FURTHER CAREER AMBITION?
My dream ambition would be to have a yard full of racehorses trained under my name but due to lack of money and backing, a more realistic ambition would be becoming an assistant to a slightly larger trainer ,that holds a high strike rate of winners to runners, or even having my own business specialising in breaking-in young horses and rehabilitation.
WHY DO YOU ENJOY YOUR JOB?
I enjoy my job purely because I’m now in the position to be able to put all my experience of the racing industry from my 10 years in the industry to practical use; advising and teaching less experienced staff, educating horses and seeing to their welfare and care.
Also Chris Wall is one of very few trainers left in Newmarket to still break-in, back and ride away their our yearlings, which I love doing as it’s very rewarding to see the young horse learning and accepting it’s education.