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Meet the team

Assistant Trainer - Lemos De Souza

A champion apprentice in his native Brazil, Lemos soon looked to further his experiences in pastures new. Taking up post with Luca Cumani in Newmarket enabled Lemos to travel the world gaining racing experience in Dubai, Australia, Japan and America. Eight years after arriving in Great Britain he has become one of the very best work riders around and will be trusted with all gallops and stalls preparation. His expertise and knowledge ensures Lemos will be an integral part of the team.

Annie James

Annie has come from the British Racing School she’s keen to learn and grow in her chosen career. Coming from a background of horses having been junior unaffiliated dressage champion 2016 and qualified for national “Horseware” hunter trails 2016. This being her first with racehorses she has already proven to shine. Having moved from ponies to racehorses is a huge step but nothing our Annie can’t handle. It’s a pleasure to have the younger generation take an interest in racing.

Eddie Sibley

Eddie Started in racing back in 1989 for M Y Moubarak and rode on the flat in 1991, he later worked for trainers in Maidenhead, Lambourn and as far afield as New Zealand, he brings with him not only racing knowledge but a multi-cultural experience of racing. He left the industry and joined “The London Fire Brigade” in 2008 until 2017, he brings with him hero, lifesaving qualifications, an extended bonus to the yard. He never lost his interest in racing though, hence the return. As Eddie says “once it’s in your bones it never leaves”.

Traveling Head Lad - Seamus O’Flaherty

Seamus previously worked in Ireland, a graduate from RACE, he worked as an exercise rider for Jim Bolger before coming to England where he spent nearly 3 years as an exercise rider at Luca Cumani, having the pleasure to work alongside Amy. He joined the team as Travelling Head Lad but is also a competent rider and asset to the team. He brings a giggle to the yard every morning and his jolliness is welcomed and looked forward to by all the team.

Ella Gresty

Ella comes from a horsey background having ponies as a child, before starting her career she studied hard for her A levels. Ella’s career in racing began at Ed Dunlop’s training establishment, where she has been prior to joining the team, she is an excellent rider and another asset to the team. Ella’s infectious smile brightens everyone’s day.

Alva Karlsson

Alva likes to ski and travel, but her biggest passion is of course horses, having started at just six years of age with mostly showjumping and dressage but spent alot of her time racing ponies through the woods in Sweden, where Alva is from. Alva is very brave working away from home and also ventured as far as Australia for Gai Waterhouse, just like Amy has. This is where Alva really got a taste for racing and has not turned back since. She’s a tidy rider, keen and has a huge love for all the horses in the yard.