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.

Secretary - Angela Nelson

With a wealth of experience, Angie joins us having worked in racing for 20 years, including being racing secretary for Dubai Racing Club as well as the Macau Jockey Club. Angie is a fun and bubbly person and is exactly the sort of enthusiastic team member needed to run the office.

Head Girl - Anna Szustakiewicz

Anna joins us having worked in racing all of her life, she spent 10 years playing a leading role at Ed Vaughn’s Machell Place Stables here in Newmarket, she has also worked for Martyn Meade for the past season. We are very happy to have a work rider of Anna’s calibre in the yard.

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.