HOW DID YOU GET INTO RACING?
From a young age my parents would go to a lot of the big national hunt meetings through work so me and my brothers would always watch it from home, I would say from then onwards I got the racing bug.
WHAT TRAINING HAVE YOU DONE?
Through school I did work experience for Gold Cup Winning trainer Jim Culloty and Tommy Cooper. I also worked for Donal O’Shea a small trainer who lived just down the road from me at home. Once I finished school I made the move over to England, where I completed my level 2 at the British Racing School from there I went on to work for Mark Tompkins, Donald McCain and now Kim Bailey.
DO YOU HAVE A FURTHER CAREER AMBITION?
Yes, my main ambition has always been to become a trainer one day. For now though I am just trying to learn as much as I can and I am very lucky to have a great mentor in Matt Nicholls our assistant trainer at Kim Baileys. My next move would hopefully be to become an assistant trainer in the next few years to further my experience on the road to becoming a trainer.
WHY DO YOU ENJOY YOUR JOB?
I enjoy my job because as a head lass now I am learning more everyday from being involved with the vets and farriers to the feeding and daily routines of horses and staff. I also enjoy my job because although at 23 I’m not very old I am quite experienced and very interested in racing and enjoy sharing my knowledge and opinions with the younger members of staff that have ambitions and goals of there own in racing.