Tragic accident is a timely reminder

Stephen YarboroughToday’s tragic accident at Haydock in which stalls handler Stephen Yarborough suffered fatal injuries, reminds us all of the vital and dangerous work stalls handlers do.

On a daily basis, stalls handlers ensure the safety of horses and riders, they are the unsung heroes of horse racing and without them the sport couldn’t function.

Everyone at Ashgill Racing sends their condolences to Stephen’s family, friends and colleagues.

Jockey coaching session

Jockey coach Russ Kennemore of the Northern Racing College brought the mobile equiciser to Ashgill Stables for the staff to practice on after their work riding out on the gallops. He gave tips and advice to all the stable staff.

Always one to lead by example, Andy sats on an equiciser for the first time and demonstrated the riding style of jockeys of his era. As Sam said of Andy’s skill “It never went away did it?”